EV charge point manufacturer Andersen has launched the P1, a free-standing smart unit with integrated Alexa voice control.
The 22 kW unit includes compatibility with Andersen’s Kønnect management system with users able to connect their Alexa products to the charging firm’s app.
Able to be ordered at either 22 kW or 7 kW, the P1 is designed for home or commercial use, features a three-year warranty, and internal systems designed to be easily upgraded in the future.
The unit is connects to the location’s wi-fi, allowing the user to control, monitor and manage the charger from a mobile or laptop via the Andersen subscription-free Kønnect app – including remote locking and unlocking, or multiple charge point management.
David Simpson, Andersen’s technical director said: “EV home charging will become commonplace as we move towards the low-carbon future of electric motoring. By integrating voice control doesn’t just ensure we are in touch with today’s technology, it allows us to be a future-proof charging unit for motorists that want the balance of slick designs and smart technology.
“We know that much of our daily life is now managed via our smartphones, we believe managing your EV’s charger should be no different. We built Kønnect to allow voice control because we wanted our customers to have safe control over their charge point and access to useful data but also to ensure its convenient and tech-savvy.”
The maker of the stylish charge points is taking deposits now, with £500 getting customers a place in the queue. Pre-orders are available until 15th March, when the Andersen P1 will be available from £2,300 – excluding OLEV grants and installation.