Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest energy providers, has agreed to purchase NewMotion, a Dutch EV charging company that owns one of Europe’s largest charging networks.
Under the terms of the deal, NewMotion will remain focused on accelerating its mission in Europe by delivering more innovative smart-charging solutions to homes, businesses and public parking spaces.
The acquisition will help NewMotion enhance its EV charging services turning more parking spaces into charging stations as well as improving users charging experience across Europe.
NewMotion operates approximately 30,000 chargers across Western Europe and offers access to 50,000 more partner companies’ chargers. It has approximately 100,000 registered users in Europe.
“We are very pleased to have such a strong investor that fully supports our mission, enabling us to further expand across Europe at a time when the transition to electric vehicles is gathering pace,” Sytse Zuidema, CEO of NewMotion, said. “We are excited that our ongoing mission and belief in a transition towards less-polluting transport source has been endorsed so strongly by Shell, one of the world’s leading energy companies.”