Roaming brings flexibility to occasional situations, but it can be more expensive than using Virta charging network chargers.
Roaming chargers ensure that more charging points are available for use, especially for occasional or sudden needs.
Even though the Virta charging network is large, an EV driver can still face a situation where a Virta charger can’t be found nearby. It’s for these situations that we are offering chargers from other networks, as a roaming service. (You might be more familiar with this term from the world of mobile phones.)
As a customer of the Virta network, you will also be able to use your Virta app or RFID card to charge on the chargers of our partners. This ensures that EV drivers can benefit from a user-friendly charging network.
Our partner chargers can be seen in the map view of the Virta app. They are marked with a little lightning symbol, whereas our own chargers are marked with a letter “V” symbol. The process for starting and stopping a charge event, as well as paying for it, is the same for both types of chargers.
The pricing of Roaming chargers is decided by the Charging Point Owner
The charging points of our partners work on roaming basis. The charging point owner sets the roaming price for their charger, and the consumer price for the roaming partners like Virta, is then based on that. The roaming price can be considerably higher than the price advertised for that charging network’s own customers (which is usually the price given in connection with a charging point). Virta itself does not add any additional costs to a roaming charge event, when compared to charge events done in our own charging network.
Since roaming prices are currently proportionally higher, we recommend that in day-to-day life you mainly use the more affordable chargers in Virta’s own network.