OVO Energy has launched a new electric vehicle charging tariff which it says is the only one in the UK to split EV charging from home energy usage.
The Drive + Anytime tariff offers customers a guaranteed rate of 5p/kWh no matter what time of day they plug-in and follows a successful pilot scheme in January this year.
By splitting the EV charging costs from home electricity charges, customers will be credited back for the amount of electricity saved via EV smart charging every month.
EV owners can take advantage of intelligent software from technology platform Kaluza by selecting via a mobile app when they need their car charged by.
Using AI algorithms, Kaluza then automatically optimises their car to charge during times of low energy demand, when emissions and prices are also low.
Chris Russell, Managing Director of OVO Drive, at OVO Energy said: “Our OVO Drive + Anytime trial in January was a real success and we’re thrilled to be rolling out this pioneering new plan nationwide.
“To be able to offer our EV-driving customers an affordable and hassle-free way of joining us in our mission to achieve a carbon zero future is amazing.
“We want to encourage the use of electric vehicles as a carbon-conscious lifestyle choice, and it should be easy and accessible – with the help of Kaluza’s cutting edge technology, our new Drive + Anytime plan embodies that vision perfectly.”
Autumn Pray, Chief Product Officer at Kaluza added: “The OVO Drive + Anytime tariff is a prime example of how we can make it easy for individual customers to become the driving force of the energy transition – by rewarding people for trusting in the technology that is enabling a more resilient, greener energy system.”