Smart charging provider Ohme has announced that it is the new official charging partner for the Volkswagen Group. This includes Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, ŠKODA, CUPRA and SEAT.
The agreement will see the five Volkswagen Group brands recommend Ohme chargers for all of its electrified vehicle sales with an Ohme Home Pro charger in showrooms for customers to view.
David Watson, Ohme CEO, said: “Our partnership with these Volkswagen Group brands underlines Ohme’s position as one of the UK’s fastest growing smart charging companies.
“The Volkswagen Group has one of the most comprehensive electrified vehicle choices available to British car buyers. We are looking forward to introducing those drivers to the benefits of smart charging with reduced running costs and low CO2 charging.”
Ohme’s Home Pro smart charger can connect with the national grid in real time and automatically adjust its charging for drivers to take advantage of all the times of low price charging with smart off-peak tariffs.
Alistair Shields, Volkswagen Group Commercial Services Director, said: “We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Ohme as our preferred home wallbox supplier.
“Earlier this year, we conducted a review of leading home wallbox providers and it was clear from customer feedback that smart and intelligent charging, together with carbon optimisation, were among their top expectations for a wallbox provision, which is why we chose Ohme.
“Its award-winning Home Pro product and excellent attitude towards customer service represents a clear differentiator in the market.”
Charging a 77kWh Volkswagen ID.3 from zero to 100 per cent with an Ohme Home Pro on a smart off-peak tariff, such as Octopus Intelligent (at 7.5p/kW, SVT at 34p/kW), could cost just £5.78 compared to more than £26 on the Standard Variable Tariff.
Ohme also offers drivers the option to charge their car when renewable energy generation on the National Grid is at its highest, further lowering their CO2 impact.