British EV charger manufacturer, Indra, and software specialists ev.energy, have teamed up to launch the world’s first EV charger to reward drivers simply for plugging in and charging their car.
Building on the initial success of the Indra Smart PRO, and leveraging ev.energy’s software expertise, the industry-leading Indra Smart Pioneer allows drivers to earn back valuable rewards for their smart charging.
The Smart Pioneer rewards platform automatically taps into the times when energy is at its cheapest, allowing EV owners to claim upto approx £200 per year in energy savings and retail rewards through the new ev.energy companion app.
By charging at off-peak times, drivers not only save money on their energy bills but can also earn free Amazon vouchers, offset their carbon emissions directly in local tree planting projects and gain other members benefits from their smart charging sessions.
As well as giving EV owners the opportunity to save money, the Indra Smart Pioneer also helps drivers to reduce their environmental impact and lessen demand on the grid by shifting 80% of energy use to off-peak tariffs. On average, customer carbon emissions fall by 20% with the Smart Pioneer.
Indra’s founder and chief technology officer, Mike Schooling, said: “The launch of the Smart Pioneer is a step change in the smart optimisation of EV chargers and will be the world’s first commercially available V1G product that rewards customers for being flexible with when they charge their EV at home.
“This is not just an exciting step for Indra but also sets the precedent for the future of the entire EV charging industry. We are excited to be partnering with ev.energy on the Smart Pioneer to bring this game changing product to market.”
Nick Wooley, CEO at ev.energy, said: “Indra have a fantastic history of building great products so we’re really excited to be partnering to bring even more drivers cheaper, greener EV charging.”