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Plugsurfing and JLR offering new charging subscriptions

In order to make public charging increasingly accessible, Plugsurfing and Jaguar Land Rover are offering new subscription plans for the Jaguar Public Charging App and Land Rover Public Charging App that allow customers to choose tailored charging packages based on their specific needs.

This is another step in a series of collaborations made between industry players and Plugsurfing of Fortum Consumer Solutions. Starting on 12.08.2019, customers can upgrade to one of three new payment options: Pay as you Go, Gold and Platinum charging packages.

Drivers can by default enjoy continued no-commitment, pay-as-you-go pricing. This option requires payment only when charging services are used. Customers can search the Jaguar Public Charging App or Land Rover Public Charging App to check the different prices at various charging points.

The new Gold charging package is ideal for frequent EV drivers or local commuters. Drivers only need to keep two prices in mind as this subscription offers countrywide fixed rates for both AC and DC charging. Subscribers benefit from reduced average charging prices compared to the pay-as-you-go model. The monthly subscription fee is €4,99 ($6.04) with a fixed charging price. Everyday EV-drivers gain rewards for their frequent charging, as the Platinum charging package for €9,99 ($12,09) a month with fixed AC and DC charging rates offers substantial savings on charging costs. Both options have a minimum six month subscription period.

Chantal Shearing, eMobility Manager for Jaguar Land Rover said, “This update to our public charging offer with our partner Plugsurfing strengthens our commitment to give customers easy access to charging throughout Europe combined with simple market tailored pricing options.”

These subscription options are a part of a continued strategy between Plugsurfing and Jaguar Land Rover to ensure that customer access to hassle-free mobility is at the centre of the EV experience. The universal rates for AC and DC charging and access to fast charging on HPC networks like Ionity and Fastned eliminate the unpredictability and hassle from the charging experience.

“We created this new pricing model to accommodate the driver’s preference for simplicity, while also taking the specific market conditions of different countries into account,” said Bettina Riekenberg, Key Account Executive at Plugsurfing. “We are happy to cover the varying needs of EV drivers in one streamlined pricing model.”

Since 2018, Plugsurfing is the preferred partner for public charging in Europe for Jaguar Land Rover. The collaboration gives drivers seamless access to Europe’s largest and most up-to-date network of over 118.000 charging points. The Plugsurfing network is integrated into the web user portal and the Public Charging App and is currently available in Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Sweden and Norway.

Fortum Charge & Drive and Plugsurfing joined forces in 2018 to provide services for electric vehicle drivers when Fortum acquired full ownership of Plugsurfing.

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