UK home charging provider Ohme has announced a new partnership with the Motability Scheme to become an official electric vehicle (EV) charger provider for customers who choose an electric car through the Motability car lease scheme.
The partnership will help motorists with a disability and carers make the switch to an EV easier than ever. Ohme’s unique smart charger technology will also help Motability Scheme customers save money when charging their vehicle by enabling them to pre-set their charging periods when prices are lower and when renewable energy generation is at its peak.
“Our customers have over 600,000 cars on the road in the UK,” said Andrew Miller, CEO at Motability Operations. “To make the transition to electric as easy as possible for our customers we have to find practical and affordable ways for them to charge their vehicles and help to reduce anxiety over range.”
The Motability Scheme currently provides a brand new brand new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), powered wheelchair or mobility scooter to more than 640,000 customers who choose to exchange their qualifying higher or enhanced rate Mobility Allowance.
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Motability Operations and are looking forward to helping their customers in their transition to electric vehicles,” says Ohme CEO David Watson. “Our Home Pro is the best EV smart charger on the market and can help to reduce charging costs and CO2 by up to 70 per cent compared to standard charging, so we are looking forward to helping Motability customers realise those savings.”
Ohme join existing partner Easee to offer Motability Scheme customers with suitable off-street parking a home charging point at no additional cost (subject to a home survey).
EV drivers who don't have a home charging point installed are instead offered a subscription to the BP Pulse Polar charging network. With over 8,000 charge points, BP Pulse offers discounted or free charging at selected locations across the UK.