NewMotion, a European EV charging solutions and a Shell group company, has announced a partnership with Volvo Car UK. All UK Volvo drivers purchasing a new plug-in electric car will be able to get a discounted NewMotion home charge point.
Volvo customers will benefit from a smart solution that will accommodate larger battery sizes as EVs inevitably evolve, with faster charging speeds depending on the grid connection of the home.
The UK deal marks NewMotion’s second with Volvo – having partnered with the brand in Germany in 2020. Volvo joins NewMotion’s list of corporate partners, which includes Mazda, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), JLR, Daimler and Aldi.
Volvo Car UK Managing Director, Kristian Elvefors, says: “We chose to partner with NewMotion due to its innovative development of smart charging solutions, as well as the scale in which it operates in the UK. We were looking for a strong partner in the UK to support our drivers with simple, safe and reliable home charging solutions – NewMotion is the perfect fit.”
Alan McCleave, Regional Manager UK and Nordics at NewMotion, adds: “Volvo has been at the forefront of the UK’s transition to EVs with its recent range of electrified vehicles, and also with its recent announcement to only produce pure electric vehicles from 2030. We know just how important partnering with key players across the industry is in improving availability and accessibility of public and private charging infrastructure. To now be partnering with Volvo in the market is really exciting and is another key step in supporting Volvo Car UK and also the UK in its goal to ban new sales of petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030.”
Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of Zhejiang Geely Holding since 2010.