Shell Group company, NewMotion, has been selected as an EV charging supplier for Europe by fleet management company, LeasePlan.

The partnership with LeasePlan is a step for NewMotion in supporting the global ambition of Shell; to operate more than half a million charge points for businesses, fleets, at retail sites and customer’s homes by 2025.

The deal will see NewMotion provide LeasePlan customers with EV charging solutions at home, the workplace and on the go.

LeasePlan has around 1.9m vehicles under management in more than 30 countries. As a founding member of the EV100, LeasePlan has set itself the goal of achieving net zero tailpipe emissions from its entire funded fleet by 2030, in support of the Paris Agreement.

NewMotion supports LeasePlan with the installation of charge points, back-office technology for controlling its charge points and a charge card to access public chargers.

Earlier this year, NewMotion reached its 200,000 charge point milestone in 35 European countries, doubling the number of points across its public network in two years. With NewMotion as a partner, LeasePlan customers will have access to one of the largest networks in Europe.

This includes powering up at hundreds – and in the near future even at thousands – of ultra-rapid chargers at Shell service stations and locations with destination charging across Europe.

LeasePlan customers will also benefit from having access to online tools, which provide real-time information on availability, as well as charging speeds of public charge points.

All solutions can be tailored to fit any customers’ needs and lease drivers will be automatically reimbursed for the cost of all charging sessions with NewMotion, helping to lower the total cost of EV ownership.

EV-drivers will be equipped with the LeasePlan co-branded charge card and app powered by NewMotion, providing drivers with access to public charge points in more than 35 European countries.

“We’re really excited to support LeasePlan, one of Europe’s largest players in leasing, in their efforts to scale up e-mobility,” said NewMotion CEO, Melanie Lane.

“Over the past ten years, we have seen more and more people switching to EVs, along with an increased interest from companies to facilitate this. To make the transition seamless for both businesses and their employees, companies need a smart charging ecosystem that helps them to monitor and control their charging.”

The first phase of the roll-out will see LeasePlan customers in the UK, Germany, Norway and Sweden benefit from NewMotion’s charging technology, before a roll-out across other European markets.

As a Shell Group company, the growth of NewMotion’s operated charging network and partners will support the company’s ambition to operate more than 500,000 charge points for businesses, fleets, at its retail sites and customer homes by 2025.