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    SsangYong announces electric vehicle (EV) home charging partnership with EO Charging in the UK

    SsangYong Motors UK have partnered with EO Charging to offer SsangYong customers preferential terms for the provision of a home charge point. The partnership will give new Korando e-Motion customers the ability to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) from home.

    SsangYong dealers will be able to offer Korando e-Motion electric crossover owners preferential prices for a home 7kW untethered (universal) or tethered unit smart charger and its installation. Considering the £350 OZEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, an EO Mini Pro 7kW home charge point costs from £595 versus an RRP from £945.

    With several energy companies introducing energy tariffs tailored specifically to electric car owners, customers who charge at home can benefit from cheaper tariffs during the night. This is when there is less demand on the national grid.

    Kevin Griffin, SsangYong Motors UK managing director, said: “With the arrival of our new pure electric Korando e-Motion, it’s important that our customers have access to quality charging solutions at home to ensure they are able to charge frequently, quickly and economically.

    “With EO, we believe we have an attractive proposition to complement Korando e-Motion and SsangYong’s future range of electric vehicles that are in the pipeline, particularly when the Mini Pro 2 has a seven-year warranty, matching that of e-Motion.”

    The SsangYong e-Motion, launched this month in the UK, is the first fully electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) produced by SsangYong Motors. It features a 61.5kWh battery that will offer a range of up to 210 miles (338km). SsangYong Motors are investing into the electrification of its current and future products, with a plan to offer three more electric vehicles by 2025.

    Along with SsangYong, EO charging, who are on a mission to become the global leader in charging electric van, truck, bus and car fleets, are also working with some other big customers including Amazon and Tesco.

    Charlie Jardine, EO Charging founder and CEO, said: “Across the country, drivers are realising the financial and environmental benefits of moving to an electric car.

    “However, for many, powering that EV can feel complicated. We’re delighted to be working with SsangYong to offer our smart, compact EO Mini Pro 2 chargers at point-of-sale for the Korando e-Motion, and in turn help simplify charging for new EV owners.”

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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