Leading clean technology players GenGame, Evergreen Energy and Paua Tech have been awarded funding to develop a comprehensive “Home & Roam” charging solution to meet the home and public charging needs of electric vehicle (EV) drivers. It will launch in late 2021, initially to customers of sustainable energy supplier Green Energy UK.
The “Home & Roam” solution will enable electric vehicle drivers to smart charge their electric car at home for the lowest prices. Plus, they’ll have easy access to public charging whilst out on the road, all managed via a single app. The costs are simply settled via the customers home electricity bill.
The consortium is led by energy app and consumer engagement experts GenGame. They will be supported by Evergreen Energy as the virtual power plant (VPP) provider, Paua as the public roaming partner and Green Energy UK as the energy supplier.
Stephane Lee-Favier, GenGame’s CEO, said: “EV drivers need a simple, accessible solution for all their charging needs. This project and consortium will enable us to quickly design and roll out a solution to make charging as easy, cheap and green as possible for the rapidly growing number of EV drivers in the UK”.
Green Energy UK, with its 20 years of experience, are the UK’s only supplier of 100 percent green gas and electricity.
Andy Mckay, Evergreen Energy MD, said: “The world is changing rapidly, especially with regards to renewable energy. In just a few years, energy produced from the wind and the sun will be powering many of our car journeys.
“Evergreen Energy is proud to be a driving force behind the delivery of this positive change. Our focus is on creating new and better ways for people to get the energy they need, whether at home or away.
“Home & Roam builds on Evergreen’s existing flexibility platform that has proven to enable motorists to reduce the cost, and the carbon intensity, of charging their electric vehicles.”
“Home & Roam” is funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) in partnership with Innovate UK.
Niall Riddell, MD at Paua, said: “We want to make public charging simpler. Partnering with a leading green energy company enables us to bring even more simplicity to EV drivers lives.”