OVO Energy Launches EV Everywhere
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 09:30
Leading independent energy supplier OVO Energy today announces a new partnership with Chargemaster, the UK’s biggest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
OVO Energy will become the exclusive energy supplier to Chargemaster and its POLAR network, the largest charging network for electric vehicles in the UK, supplying one hundred percent renewable electricity to its public charge points.
EV Everywhere is the only tariff to bundle 100 percent renewable household energy with free membership to the POLAR network of more than 5,000 charge points throughout the country – providing the best value one-stop household and electric vehicle plan on the market today.
In a move towards building a complete “grid smart” charging solution for electric vehicles, OVO Energy will begin to introduce its proprietary VNet technology across the network, unlocking smart charging capabilities on a national scale, ultimately enabling OVO Energy customers’ electric vehicles to function as mobile batteries at home and on-the-go, balancing renewable energy on the grid and allowing drivers to sell back unused energy.
To accelerate this transition to smart charging, OVO has also acquired electric vehicle charge point specialists, ChargedEV and Indra Renewable Technologies, an electric vehicle components and services supplier, and is harnessing their technical expertise combined with Chargemaster’s, to develop a game-changing smart charger, due to be launched to market later in 2017.
Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of OVO, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Chargemaster. Mass adoption of electric vehicles will completely revolutionise the energy sector as the number of cars on UK roads reach one million in the next five years. Working with Chargemaster, and combining ChargedEV and Indra’s technical expertise to develop a smart charging solution utilising our ground-breaking VNet technology, we will help solve some of the challenges faced with the growing demand for electricity. We will also provide our customers with a complete at-home and on-the-go energy solution, enabling zero-carbon driving.”
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster, said: “We very pleased that OVO Energy has joined us as the exclusive energy supplier for our POLAR network. Through our partnership, we look to accelerate the growth of our network with the ability to offer 100 percent green energy and smart charging capabilities to our charge points across the country.”
EV Everywhere offers two-year fixed unit rates for renewable home energy supply and free membership to the POLAR network with unlimited access to more than 5,000 charge points nationwide. The tariff also includes complimentary smart meter installation and three percent interest rewards on a credit balance.”