OVO Energy powers up EV charging accessibility with Bonnet acquisition

  • OVO acquires Bonnet app to enhance EV charging accessibility.
  • Bonnet app provides access to 80% of the UK’s public EV charge points, simplifying the user experience.
  • OVO’s strategic move aligns with its ongoing commitment to accelerate the emobilty transition.

OVO Energy acquires the Bonnet app, upgrading charging accessibility with over 27,000 charge points

OVO Energy has successfully acquired the Bonnet app, enhancing its services for customers transitioning to emission-free cars and vans. The acquisition marks a significant step for OVO. They’re committed to accelerating emobility through the most essential uptake factor–ease of use.

Bonnet is a London-based EV charging app launched in 2021. It recently secured a noteworthy £3.7 million from investors and its driver community. The app claims access to a staggering 80% of the UK’s public EV charge points. That totals over 27,000 plug points at 7,000 locations. 

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The app allows users to easily locate, utilize, and pay for public charge points in one succinct service. This user-first approach aligns with OVO’s vision to simplify the EV charging experience. They aim to turn every charge point into an accessible and straightforward resource for all drivers.

Mat Moakes, OVO’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:

“Like Bonnet, we want to revolutionise the EV charging experience and take another step forward on our Path to Zero.

Using innovative technology they’re connecting EV drivers to the best charging networks available and turning every charge point into an accessible and simple charger that any driver can use. By combining Bonnet’s cutting-edge app and Ovo’s experience and scale we will encourage more people to adopt electric vehicles and transition to a greener lifestyle.”

Patrick Reich, CEO and co-founder of Bonnet, said:

“Our driver community has always been at the heart of every move we’ve made – from product updates to our strategic direction – and we know partnering with Ovo is going to unlock new opportunities, such as new features and integrations to people’s homes.

By being part of Ovo, as one of the UK’s leading energy companies, we can now fully double-down on our ambitions for growth and seize new opportunities to help EV drivers, building into the entire driver journey – whether at home or away.”

This strategic move is the latest in a series of OVO partnerships and activations. The company has recently partnered with heycar to make EVs more easily accessible, and with Hypervolt to include high-end home chargers in their offering. Combined, these moves highlight Ovo’s ambitions to streamline EV charging accessibility, and accessibility to emobility on the whole.

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