Franklin Energy has developed a roaming partnership with London-based e-mobility service provider (EMSP) Bonnet. Franklin pride themselves on interoperability, to ensure that their broadening network is accessed in the simplest, most stress-free way possible. Roaming between EV Charge Point Operators and EMSPs makes life easier for EV drivers and maximizes the use of charging point networks.
Bonnet’s customers pay a monthly subscription and have access to several different charging networks; these subscriptions are separated into different monthly packages that reflect the level of expected utilisation. Through this partnership, the companies’ subscribers can access Franklin’s LiFe Network with the Bonnet app.
This further reduces the need for EV Drivers to have several apps downloaded in order to charge their vehicle and enables all EV charging sessions to be settled under one monthly payment.
Robert Byrne, Founder and Managing Director of Franklin Energy commented:
“We are delighted to have partnered with Bonnet by enabling their users to have access to the LiFe Network. Patrick and Eliot have produced an excellent solution by bringing together all CPOs under one smartphone app, enabling true roaming and subscription-based charging”.
Patrick Reich, Co-Founder & CEO of Bonnet said:
“We are big subscribers to charging networks that have the end-user in mind in everything they do. This is why I think that the partnership with Franklin is a lot cooler than offering drivers more places to charge their cars. Franklin’s chargers are extremely reliable and bring a lot of quality to Bonnet’s growing coverage”
About Franklin Energy:
Franklin Energy is a leading electric vehicle charging provider based in Liverpool and provides charge points to both business and commercial customers. The company operates the LiFe network, which Franklin Energy plans to expand to include 5,000 public charge points by the end of 2025.
Bonnet provides electric vehicle drivers with smooth and reliable access to public charging. The app offers drivers access to multiple EV charging networks for a simple monthly subscription based on usage, without any extra plug-in fees, overstay fees, etc. With Bonnet’s proprietary software, the information about charger status & availability is more reliable than any other roaming solutions available in the market today.