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Indra lays claim to world's smartest EV charger in ev.energy partnership

The Indra Smart Pioneer allows drivers to earn back rewards for their smart charging. Image: ev.energy

The Indra Smart Pioneer allows drivers to earn back rewards for their smart charging. Image: ev.energy

What is being lauded as the world’s smartest electric vehicle (EV) charger has been launched as part of a new partnership between ev.energy and Indra.

The Indra Smart Pioneer allows drivers to earn back rewards for their smart charging, with the rewards platform automatically tapping into times when energy is at its cheapest, allowing EV drivers to claim up to £200 per year in energy savings and retail rewards through the ev.energy companion app.

By charging at off-peak times, drivers can save money on their energy bills, earn free Amazon vouchers, offset their carbon emissions directly in local tree planting projects and gain other members benefits.

The Indra Smart Pioneer also lessens demand on the grid by shifting 80% of energy use to off-peak tariffs, with customer carbon emissions also falling by 20%.

The charger has an extended five-year warranty, with it including the same features as the Indra Smart PRO, including smart-scheduling, house-fuse protection, solar panel integration and advanced safety features.

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."

In June, Indra partnered Jumptech to help it scale up the rollout of its charging solution, with this following the company receiving £6 million of investment led by the Clean Growth Fund alongside Gulf Oil International to support its growth in January.

Meanwhile, Current± recently caught up with ev.energy's CEO and co-founder Nick Woolley, to discuss scaling up EV flexibility and delivering a straightforward charging experience following the company raising US$8.8 million (£6.3 million) in its Series A funding round.

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