British electricity and gas supplier OVO Energy has launched a new ‘EV Everywhere’ tariff aimed at drivers of electric vehicles.
OVO Energy has revealed that it has signed a new partnership with Chargemaster, the UK’s biggest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Under the agreement, OVO Energy will become the exclusive energy supplier to Chargemaster and its POLAR network, supplying 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.
Following the UK government’s proposal to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol-fuelled cars from 2040, OVO has grabbed itself some publicity with the launch of a two-year fixed energy rate deal that also includes free membership of the POLAR network of charging stations for the duration of the contract.