EV charge points need to be ‘smart charging ready’ by end of next month

The end of next month will see the introduction of new Government regulations meaning that all new home and workplace electric car charge points need to have smart charging capability.

The regulations which come into effect on 1st July, 2022, are intended to help the National Grid adapt to the new demands of EVs and encourage drivers towards using smarter tariffs to avoid charging during peak hours.

The new regulations also mean that all smart chargers need to have a data connection that has the ability to measure and transmit records, so that drivers can view their charging history.

David Watson, CEO at Ohme, said: “Ohme has already completed the changes needed to make our ‘Home Pro’ compliant with the new smart charger regulations arriving in July 2022.

“Any EV drivers choosing an Ohme charger don’t need to be concerned about the new regulations as it is already compliant. Existing Home Pro owners won’t have to worry either as Ohme’s class-leading app will update, adding these new functions.”

Ohme’s Home Pro can connect with the grid in real time automatically adjusting the charging for drivers to take advantage of all the times of low price charging, not just particular set hours.

Using the Ohme app, drivers can set the Home Pro to charge their EV when prices drop below a certain point.

The result is that EV drivers can typically save up to £1000 by smart charging their EV with an Ohme Home Pro charger compared to charging on standard electricity rates.

Furthermore, Ohme is alone in offering drivers the option to charge their car when renewable energy generation on the National Grid is at its highest, further lowering their CO2 impact. This is crucial in helping fleets and businesses to meet corporate sustainability targets.

Image: Ohme

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