12 months on from the start of their partnership, leading smart charging company Ohme and Motability continue to see the number of Motability Scheme drivers choosing an EV increase.
Over the past year, more and more people who lease a new car through the Motability Scheme have chosen to switch to an electric vehicle (EV). Ohme has been helping these drivers save money while they charge their vehicles by allowing Scheme customers to take advantage of discounted electricity rates during off-peak hours.
“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.”
Motability Operations, the largest fleet operator in the UK, currently has more than 650,000 customers. Recently, there has been a substantial surge in the number of customers who are selecting an electric vehicle. Over the last 12 months, the proportion of EVs on its fleet of vehicles has increased dramatically due to the fact that customers are becoming more aware of the benefits of driving an EV.
“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.”
“Through its work with Motability Operations, Ohme has used the past year to continually refine and improve its working practices among the customer service team and throughout the business to meet the specific accessibility requirements of all our customers,” said Russ Morgan, Ohme’s Customer Experience Director. “In addition to our work with Motability Operations, Ohme has an ongoing relationship with the disability charity Leonard Cheshire to enable us to better understand the needs of all our customers and make the transition to electric motoring as easy as possible for everyone. The result has been consistently high customer service results as seen with our Trustpilot rating of 4.7.”
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. 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.