OVO Energy launches new green EV tariff

OVO Energy has launched a new OVO Drive + Anytime electric vehicle (EV) charging tariff for members nationwide, following a successful pilot scheme in January this year.

The new tariff brings customers separate rates for their EV charging and home. Now rolling out nationally, OVO customers using the Drive + Anytime add-on could be driving their EV for just £100 across the year.

The new tariff offers customers complete flexibility with a guaranteed, ulta-low rate of only 5p/kWh no matter what time of day they plug-in. 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 Kaluza’s intelligent software 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.

The flat-rate tariff differs from others in the market where customers end up paying significantly higher prices when charging during the middle of the day and are exposed to increasingly-frequent energy price spikes as operators bring more renewable power onto the system and balance increasing demand.

This brand new green tariff comes as part of OVO’s net-zero mission, making sustainable and greener living easier and more affordable.

Chris Russell, Managing Director of OVO Drive, 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, said: “For the world to step up its response to the climate emergency and drastically cut emissions from energy, we need to take advantage of the latest smart technologies at our fingertips. 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.”

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