Bonnet has partnered with non-Bonnet charge point operators including BP Pulse, Instavolt and Gridserve to make their chargers visible through its app, adding 17,000 new charging locations and roughly 42,000 new chargers to Bonnet’s map and offering EV drivers a wealth of new options.
The new feature offers EV drivers the same detailed live information on location, availability, and reliability on non-Bonnet chargers as those already within Bonnet’s network. However, Bonnet users will not be able to pay for charging on these chargers through the app.
The London-based startup said that this partnership shows their commitment to improving the charging experience for EV drivers, ensuring that they have a wider range of options when charging their vehicles.
Patrick Reich, CEO of Bonnet said: “We are thrilled to announce the addition of 17,500 new charging locations to our network, thanks to our partnerships with BP Pulse, Instavolt, and Gridserve. This expansion aligns with our mission to accelerate the transition to electric mobility and make EV charging accessible to all.
“We are constantly working to provide our customers with a seamless charging experience, and this significant increase in charging options is a major step towards achieving that goal.”
Back in February, Bonnet had launched a crowdfunder to boost its growth and has recently raised £3.7m from investors and its community of drivers. It is now the largest independent charging network in Europe. Alongside easy access to hundreds of thousands of chargers across 11 countries and more than 40 charging networks, Bonnet users can see real-time data on charger availability through its app, ensuring no time is wasted travelling to in-use or damaged charge points.