Octopus Electroverse supercharges over half a million EV points
- ‘One card, one app’ service unlocks 470+ brands in 40 countries for drivers
- With over 20% growth this year alone, Electroverse becomes one of the world’s largest virtual charging platforms
- Brands including Ionity, Osprey, Ubitricity, Shell Recharge, Connected Kerb, Source London, and more, all accessible with one tap
London, 9 August 2023 – Octopus Energy’s cutting-edge electric vehicle (EV) roaming service – Octopus Electroverse – has skyrocketed to over half a million EV charge points globally.
Launched in 2020 by energy tech giant Octopus Energy, Electroverse’s straightforward ‘one card, one app’ model has quickly grown to become one of the largest virtual charging platforms in the world.
With over 20% growth this year alone, EV drivers can now access and pay at public EV charge points across 40 countries. It provides access to over 470 brands including Ionity, Osprey, Ubitricity, Shell Recharge, Connected Kerb and Source London.
Electroverse unlocks features to revolutionise the charging experience - an interactive global map shows chargers and their live availability, a smart route-planner, in-car support with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, the latest Plug and Charge technology, and much more.
UK drivers with Octopus Energy as their energy supplier enjoy the added benefit of having all their charges added onto their monthly energy bill when charging in those countries too.
On top of new brands joining, Electroverse has seen an acceleration in charge point rollouts with 100,000 new chargers available to drivers in the UK and across Europe since January.*
Matt Davies, Director of Octopus Electroverse, said: “Electroverse set out to revolutionise on-the-go charging and we’re now doing just that. We’re delighted so many charging brands are flocking to join us and drivers are benefitting from a smoother charging experience.
“It’s incredibly encouraging to see the pace that charge points are being rolled out. New locations are appearing faster than ever before, alongside record global investment in charging infrastructure. Combined with our seamless EV charging tech, this is helping give drivers the confidence to switch to electric.”
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*Octopus Electroverse analysis of own data.
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About Octopus Electroverse
Launched in summer 2020, Octopus Electroverse is Octopus’ answer to the frequent complaint that Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers need many different apps and cards to use the many different brands of EV charging stations. Electroverse is making public charging simple by having just one card and one app, with zero added costs or ongoing fees, and support for the latest in-car technology.
EV drivers across the globe can now access over 500,000 different charge points from more than 470 different charging operators. Electroverse is open to anyone, and Octopus Energy customers have the option of linking their public EV charging with their home energy bill for the ultimate simplicity.
Electroverse (previously Electric Juice) won ‘Best EV Innovation’ at Driving Electric Awards 2021 and ‘Best Use of Technology’ at UK Business & Innovations Awards 2022. For more information on Electroverse, head to our website.
About Octopus Energy Group
Octopus Energy is a global energy and technology group, driving the affordable, green energy system of the future. Its operations span 14 countries and the entire energy value chain. The group invests in, builds and flexibly manages renewable energy, operating a £6 billion portfolio of projects – one of Europe’s largest.
Octopus serves 5.3 million customers through its retail arm, and has licensed its advanced data and machine learning platform, Kraken, to support 30 million customer accounts worldwide through licensing deals with energy companies, including EDF, E.ON and Origin Energy.
Kraken enables Octopus to drive the electrification of heat and transport through smart tariffs and innovative cleantech. Backed by pension funds, investors and energy giants, Octopus Energy Group businesses deliver cheaper, greener energy and cutting-edge tech to countries and customers worldwide. For more information, check out our website.
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