Applegreen Electric joins Paua payment network

Applegreen Electric has become the latest public charging provider to sign up to the Paua payment network.

The two groups have signed an agreement that means by the end of 2024 users of Paua’s charge card and app will be able to access Applegreen’s 500 chargepoints around the UK and Ireland with the tap of a card or smartphone button.

The first stage of the agreement will see more than 250 ultra-rapid chargers at 20 Welcome Break motorway service stations and Applegreen services added to the Paua system. The firm currently has UK sites stretching from London to Glasgow and Cardiff.

Within the next 12 months, a total of 500 charging points at Applegreen and Welcome Break locations in the UK and Ireland will be covered by the partnership.

The new deal means Paua users now have access to more than 43,000 charge points at more than 14,000 locations managed by more than 25 charging providers across the UK. The addition of Applegreen Electric means that Paua drivers have access to 73% of the UK’s high-powered chargers and coverage at 85% of UK motorway service areas.

Jack O’Brien, country manager for the UK at Applegreen Electric said: “Paua’s values align perfectly with our own in providing access to world-class rapid EV charging to drivers. Paua’s intuitive payments options combining app, card, live fleet dashboard and a full digital integration to Applegreen Electric will be a valuable asset to our business customers across our expanding EV network in the UK.

“Through partnerships such as this, we will help to remove one of the key barriers to EV adoption for businesses of all sizes, by making it easier for drivers to find and use reliable charging points, supporting the switch to electric and empowering EV drivers to enjoy their journey.”

Niall Riddell, chief executive of Paua said: “We are delighted to have signed this new partnership agreement with Applegreen Electric that will see the Paua charge card and app accepted at Applegreen and Welcome Break’s charging points. Enabling the UK’s first full digital integration with Applegreen Electric underpins our vision of a technology enabled charging future for fleets providing insight to save time and money on the transition to electric.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.