Ohme, the electric vehicle (EV) smart-charging company, has announced it is now the official EV charging partner for the Energy House 2.0, the house of the future project unveiled last week at the University of Salford, UK.
The only one of its kind in the world, the Energy House 2.0 is a unique and innovative £16 million research laboratory, supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The laboratory, the largest facility of its type, has an environmental chamber able to contain two detached houses in recreated and controlled weather conditions.
Fitted to the houses inside the chambers, Ohme EV smart chargers will weather temperatures ranging between -20°C to +40°C as well as simulated rain, snow and solar radiation. The conditions will help Ohme and other partners of the project, including Bellway, Saint-Gobain and Barratt, to work together to create a blueprint for future houses to provide the low-carbon homes of the future.
David Watson, Ohme CEO, said: “At Ohme, we’re very excited to be part of the Energy House 2.0 project and this view into the future of our housing. The built environment accounts for 25 per cent of the UK’s carbon footprint and together with Ohme’s chargers, this project will help to accelerate progress towards low carbon and net zero housing design.”
As well as helping to reduce the carbon footprint of new homes with the Energy House 2.0, Ohme chargers also offer drivers the option to charge their car when renewable energy generation on the National Grid is at its highest, further lowering a driver’s CO2 impact.
All of Ohme’s chargers can take advantage of Ohme’s smart charging technology to connect with the national grid in real-time and automatically adjust their charging for drivers to take advantage of all the times of low-price charging with smart off-peak tariffs.
Ohme is the official charger provider for both the Volkswagen Group in the UK and Motability Operations, the largest fleet operator in the UK. The company also announced earlier this month that it was the new official charging partner for Kearys Motor Group in Ireland.