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Electric Miles and Project EV eye 100,000 EV chargepoints in new deal

EV drivers can manage the charging of their vehicle through Electric Miles' app. Image: Electric Miles.

EV drivers can manage the charging of their vehicle through Electric Miles' app. Image: Electric Miles.

Electric Miles and Project EV have signed a three year contract, with plans for around 100,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

The chargers will be deployed by Project EV and exclusively controlled by Electric Miles’ Smart Charging platform.

Using the Electric Miles app to smart charge can save motorists up to 40% on their charging bills, the company said. The smart charging platform integrated demand side flexibility services, and currently provides about 23MW of Demand Side Response (DSR) through three deals with distribution system operators. This includes a contract with UK Power Networks, signed in May.

Arun Anand, CEO and founder of Electric Miles said they were “very excited to deliver our services to Project EV” given its network of 20,000 residential chargers.

“From the start, we were impressed with their shared desire to put the interests of drivers first. Our Smart Charging platform puts motorists in total control of how and when they charge while also helping the Grid to deliver power efficiently.”

From next June, all residential chargepoints in the UK will have to be smart enabled, opening up the potential for increased use of EVs for flexibility.

“We believe this deal will revolutionise the way vehicles are charged from dumb to smart,” said Simon Peat, CEO of Project EV.

“Using one of our advanced chargers integrated with Software from Electric Miles will allow drivers to charge their vehicle with the right amount of power at the cheapest cost. This is future-proofed cheaper driving.”

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