Charging company Ohme has been named as the new official charging partner for Volkswagen, ŠKODA, CUPRA and SEAT.
The agreement will see five Volkswagen Group brands (including VW’s commercial vehicle division) recommend Ohme chargers for all of its electrified vehicles, with an Ohme Home Pro charger in showrooms for customers to view. Audi has chosen to stick with PopPoint as its supplier, however.
Alistair Shields, Group Commercial Services Director for the Volkswagen Group said: “Earlier this year, we conducted a review of leading home wallbox providers and it was clear from customer feedback that smart and intelligent charging, together with carbon optimisation, were among their top expectations for a wallbox provision, which is why we chose Ohme. Its award-winning Home Pro product and excellent attitude towards customer service represents a clear differentiator in the market.”
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. Charging a 77kWh Volkswagen ID.3 from zero to 100 per cent with an Ohme Home Pro on a smart off-peak tariff, such as Octopus Intelligent, could cost just £5.78 compared to more than £26 on the Standard Variable Tariff.
Ohme 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.