Volkswagen invests in Europe-wide electric car charging platform

VW follows up 'MOIA' ride-sharing brand launch by taking shares in Hubject, the leading 'eRoaming' car charging platform in Europe

Volkswagen is continuing its push towards electrification by investing in a Europe-wide digital platform for EV charging stations. The German carmaker is now a shareholder of 'Hubject', with the aim to connect charging stations across the continent.

The investment follows on from VW's recent launch of MOIA  - a new mobility service start-up that will focus on bringing ride-sharing autonomous electric shuttles to market. It's likely the Hubject system will become an integral part of this network in future. 

Hubject's aim is to create a fully standardized charging infrastructure and international payment system, removing the fuss and confusion of charging EVs with numerous different providers. The company was founded in 2012 by fellow carmakers BMW and Daimler, and major vehicle tech suppliers Bosch and Siemens. 40,000 charge points already fall under Hubject's wing across three continents.

VW Budd-e

VW's Head of Group Strategy Thomas Sedran said "With our investment in Hubject we are supporting the digital transformation and making an important contribution to the transition to the erea of e-mobility".

VW's Strategy 2025 platform plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles across the Group's brands by 2025. By ensuring the charging network is easier to use and more reliable, VW aims to avoid the largely slow EV sales rival carmakers have seen to date.

Check our our view on the top 10 best electric cars to buy today...

Recommended

Volkswagen ‘New Auto’ strategy predicts near 100 per cent EV sales by 2040
VW
Volkswagen

Volkswagen ‘New Auto’ strategy predicts near 100 per cent EV sales by 2040

Volkswagen’s “New Auto” business strategy will introduce new tech and make electric vehicles more profitable across the Group’s brands
15 Jul 2021
Sporty Volkswagen 'GTX' badge to appear on more electric ID models
Volkswagen GTX
Volkswagen

Sporty Volkswagen 'GTX' badge to appear on more electric ID models

Volkswagen wants to establish GTX as a new high-performance badge for its all-electric lineup
29 Apr 2021
Volkswagen aims to be carbon neutral by 2050 ‘at the latest’
Volkswagen Way to Zero
Volkswagen

Volkswagen aims to be carbon neutral by 2050 ‘at the latest’

New initiatives include the construction of VW solar and wind farms and the usage of green energy at global factories - but not at Chinese plants
29 Apr 2021
New Volkswagen ID.5 coupe-SUV spotted on the road
Volkswagen ID.5 - spyshot 2
Volkswagen

New Volkswagen ID.5 coupe-SUV spotted on the road

The new Volkswagen ID.5 coupe-SUV will break cover later this year, with an expected range of more than 300 miles
19 Apr 2021

Most Popular

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover
Volkswagen Taigo R-Line - front
Volkswagen Taigo

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover

The new VW Taigo is a sportier, more aggressive looking version of the brand’s T-Cross and is aimed at lifestyle buyers
29 Jul 2021
Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition
Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition - front
Land Rover Defender

Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition

Just 220 examples will be built to honour past Camel Trophy Land Rovers, all of which have been reserved for the North American market
30 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021