Two UK charging providers, Mer and Paua, have formed a new roaming partnership. Paua’s fleet customers will now be able to use Mer’s network of over 160 chargers.
Mer, which is owned by Norwegian renewable energy provider Statkraft, uses renewable energy sources to power its network. In the UK, it offers charging to businesses and local authorities. The punnily-named Paua is an e-mobility startup that has been funded through Innovate UK to develop capability for fleet public charging.
Under the arrangement, Paua’s fleet drivers can use its mobile app to charge and pay at any of Mer’s public chargers across the UK.
This is one of a series of roaming agreements Mer has signed this year, including pacts with Allstar and New Motion.
“A core requirement in meeting the demand for EV charging across the UK is going to be roaming agreements, to minimize hassle for both fleet and private motorists,” said Mer Managing Director Anthony Hinde.
“We want to enable fleets and business drivers to have confidence in their public charging as they extend their electric fleets beyond depot charging,” said Paua Managing Director Niall Riddell. “Mer is an excellent partner for us with their commitment to establishing a more accessible and effortless experience, and so creating a smoother transition for British EV drivers.”