One year on from the start of their partnership, smart charging company Ohme and Motability Operations continue to see the number of drivers choosing an EV increase.
Over the past twelve months, increasing numbers of drivers on the Motability Scheme have decided to make the switch to an electric vehicle. Ohme has been enabling these drivers to save money when charging by enabling Scheme customers to take advantage of off-peak electricity tariffs to help reduce their everyday running costs.
“At Ohme, putting our customers at the heart of everything we do and building strong relationships are two of our core values, so we feel privileged to be helping the Motability Scheme customers with their move towards electric vehicles,” said David Watson, Ohme CEO.
“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.”
Ohme’s Home Pro smart charger can connect with the national grid in real time and automatically adjust its charging for drivers to take advantage of all the times of low-price charging with smart off-peak tariffs. The company also offers drivers the option to charge their car when renewable energy generation on the National Grid is at its highest, further lowering their CO2 impact. Ohme is also the official charger provider for the Volkswagen Group in the UK.
Motability Operations is the largest fleet operator in the UK and its Scheme serves more than 650,000 customers. The number of its customers now choosing an EV continues to grow and the EV proportion of its fleet has more than tripled in the past year, as increasing amounts of those customers turn towards those greater freedoms that EV driving can bring.
“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.
“We have been delighted to work with Ohme during this first year of our partnership and have been impressed by their excellent level of customer service throughout. 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.”