Ev.energy has partnered with waEV-charge to offer electric vehicle (EV) drivers the opportunity to share smart-charging points across multiple tenants and get reimbursed for costs.
The collaboration between the software specialist and the charger supplier means commercial property developers and homeowners will have access to smart charging technology while opening a network of rentable chargers across the UK.
Customers of waEV-charge will be able to use any of the chargers available in residential car parks all while using ev.energy’s charging software, which optimises the charging schedule to off-peak times and when it is cheapest and greenest.
By charging an EV through ev.energy technology, the average driver could save £600 per year on their energy bills and shopping, the company said.
Joe Fogel, CEO of waEV-charge, said: “ev.energy’s technology takes our smart charger to the next level, offering our customers access to the cleanest and cheapest charge, which is sensitive to the demand on the national grid.”
Moreover, waEV-charge products are designed to facilitate any upgrade when future EV technology is introduced as all components can be easily upgraded and with minimal further investment.
With this latest partnership, ev.energy continues to scale up its platform to additional partners after it extended its Series A funding round to £9.6 million earlier this year.
The company joined forces with Hubject in March to create the “most comprehensive” EV charging dataset in the world, according to the companies.
Nick Wooley, CEO of ev.energy, said: “Partnering with waEV-charge means that ev.energy are expanding our offering outside of the traditional single driveway dwelling. With waEV-charge, we’ll be able to provide even more EV drivers access to smart charging functionality to recharge their EVs at multi-unit dwellings, alongside our accessing rapid charging, and traditional charging.”
Earlier this year, Current± caught up with Woolley to discuss the role of EVs and smart charging in virtual power plants.