A Brisbane-based company has become the first charging provider to develop technology that will allow electric car owners to access all public charging stations from any brand or provider without the need for credit cards or multiple accounts.

With the introduction of their all-new ‘plug and charge’ technology, Tritium – an Australian-born company with more than 3000 charging points worldwide – has invented a world-first which has the potential to open up the global charging network and improve convenience for electric car owners.

Currently, public charging stations require electric car owners to have an existing account with a charging provider (such as Chargefox or Evie) and to use an app or credit card (or both) to unlock the charger before they can access its power supply. To use chargers from multiple providers, they would need multiple accounts