This is really positive news in my eyes. It's a shame that we've come to this point and the operators resisting interoperability can't see the overarching benefits it can bring. As this article points out, the lack of interoperability "is affecting the confidence of global car manufacturers in the UK market and the multiple cars, accounts and apps available is a deterrent for consumers". As an industry we need to do everything we can to make life as easy for consumers to make the switch to EV and reduce barriers for car manufacturers to export to the UK.
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Implement roaming agreements or face government intervention, the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on electric vehicles(EVs) has warned three of the UK’s largest chargepoint operators. In an open letter Matt Western, chair of the APPG on EVs, called on the chief executives of Ecotricity and Pod Point and the chief operating officer of BP Chargemaster to follow in the footsteps of other UK operators in opening up their networks. Western urged the operators to put in place systems that facilitate roaming within the next twelve months, or the government may intervene.