UK Watchdog examines EV charging contracts

Law360 (July 23, 2021, 5:57 p.m. EDT) – The UK’s competition and market regulator is investigating a group of EV charging point contracts that it believes could stifle competition in this emerging sector.

The CMA announced the investigation on Thursday, which concerns “long-term exclusive agreements” between two energy companies, Gridserve and Ecotricity, and three motorway service station operators: Moto Hospitality Limited, Roadchef Limited and Extra MSA Holdings.

In May, Gridserve expanded its reach in the EV charging station market by acquiring the Electric Highway Company’s extensive network of charging stations. In the same month, Gridserve and Ecotricy announced a partnership to provide access to such charging points at UK …

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