Smart charging firm Ohme says that it has installed thousands of electric car charging points for Motability Scheme drivers in the first year of a new partnership designed to boost EV take-up.
Last year Ohme agreed a new partnership with Motability to install EV chargers for electric car drivers who are part of the scheme. It is understand that around 5000 chargers have so far been installed.
Motability Operations is one of the UK's largest fleet operators in the UK serving more than 650,000 customers. The firm says that In the last 12 months, the number of its customers swapping to an EV has more than tripled.
Drivers making the switch to an electric car under the Motability Scheme have been able to take advantage of Ohme's smart charging devices and off-peak electricity tariffs, helping them to save money when charging.
“We are endeavouring to make the transition to electric as smooth as possible for our customers, so we have to find practical and affordable ways for them to charge their vehicles,” said Andy Newbold at Motability Operations.
“As more of our customers make the switch to electric vehicles, we’re looking forward to continuing the strong relationship between Motability Operations and Ohme.”
Ohme’s Home Pro smart charger can connect to the national grid and automatically adjust itself to charge an EV at off-peak times when electricity costs are lower. Ohme also offers drivers the option to charge when renewable energy generation on the national grid is at its highest.
Ohme CEO, David Watson said: “Compared to traditional cars, electric vehicles can enable all drivers to enjoy greater mobility, freedom and independence as well as saving money with reduced running costs. Ohme is very happy to be part of enabling that journey alongside Motability Operations.”