Elmtronics have partnered with EV charging network NewMotion to offer customers a smart charging back office solution.

NewMotion has converted the majority of its existing public and workplace EV charging stations in North Somerset. Previously operated by Charge Your Car, the stations were incorporated into NewMotion’s charge network of over 30,000 cloud connected smart EV chargers. This means EV drivers in the county can now charge up their electric vehicles without the need for any monthly or annual subscriptions. Instead, only a fair transaction fee of 35p is charged per successful charge.

With its UK office in London, NewMotion is a pioneering EV network that has 90,000 users throughout Europe. The conversion from the old provider has been carried out by its new partner Elmtronics, who have a long-standing track record of supplying and installing EV charging in the UK.

Carl Nicholson, Fleet Manager at North Somerset County Council, said, “We are really excited to be working with partners, Elmtronics and NewMotion, as they have a great track record of offering a stable and reliable EV network with a quality service to customers. By connecting our electric car chargers to NewMotion’s cloud platform, we now have a state-of-the-art system at a lower cost which helps to reduce administration and resources. This enables us to continue our fight to reduce pollution in North Somerset and aid our bid to run one of the greenest electric vehicle fleets in the UK.

“North Somerset Council already run the UK’s largest public sector fleet of EV’s. Building on the successful deployment of 30 EV’s in 18 months, the council has committed to converting 75% of its entire light passenger and commercial fleet to electric by 2020 with  a versatile and dependable network of chargers. These have been provided by Elmtronics, who have enabled us to rapidly deploy a network at key sites across the district. Where possible we wish to encourage others to join the EV charging revolution, so having the ability to share access in a cost effective and sustainable manner with the public was essential.

Sander van der Veen, UK Country Manager at NewMotion, said, “We are delighted to have been selected to work with Elmtronics and North Somerset Council. We trust that North Somerset’s experience with our service is the start of a much larger movement.

“NewMotion are advocates of open networks with fair tariffs that enable drivers to charge at any public charging station, no matter what charge card they have. We therefore always invite competing network operators to discuss setting up agreements to facilitate this.”

For more information about how Elmtronics can boost the sustainability of your public facility or business, get in touch with our team of experts today. Call 0191 417 3719 or send an email to sales@elmtronics.co.uk.