Ohme App delivers payment power to EV drivers

By Dominic Ellis
The app will initially support Tesla vehicles, before rolling out to "at least three other manufacturers" in the coming weeks...

The launch of Ohme App provides electric vehicle owners with the ability to control how much they pay to charge their vehicle from their smartphone.

The app will initially support Tesla vehicles, before rolling out to "at least three other manufacturers" in the coming weeks.  

Combining the free app with a time-of-use tariff brings the cost of driving 10,000 miles down to just £160-£210 - an annual saving of £1,300 compared with a petrol powered vehicle traveling 36 miles per gallon. 

With 10 million EVs expected on UK roads by the end of the decade, this equates to a potential £2.8-3.5 billion of savings per annum for UK motorists in 2030, compared with using a standard charger on a fixed rate tariff. 

David Watson, CEO of Ohme, said the two biggest short-term obstacles to EV adoption are cost and energy capacity. "While prices of EVs are falling, they won’t be as affordable as petrol vehicles for a few years," he said. "Meanwhile, our energy grids were not designed to support millions of future EVs, and will not be able to cope unless energy demand is carefully managed in the future."

He said Ohme App demonstrates how a single, smart solution can meet both challenges head-on. 

"By taking advantage of time-of-use tariffs, we can help drivers make significant savings on the cost of charging their vehicles. This also benefits energy operators by spreading demand more intelligently, and providing crucial insights to help them future proof the grid."

Share

Featured Articles

Alfa Laval to supply world’s largest green hydrogen plant

The facility is being built in NEOM, the US$500bn futuristic city being developed in Saudi Arabia

COP27 agrees to climate compensation fund

The deal is said to be a historic first in acknowledging the vast inequities of the climate crisis

North America's natural gas can help mitigate energy crisis

In the effort towards decarbonisation, North America could be a key player in providing affordable natural gas, addressing energy security issues

COP27: Egypt and Norway to build 100MW green hydrogen plant

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy company Masdar opens office in Saudi Arabia

Renewable Energy

Ørsted closes US$140m transaction with ECP for US portfolio

Renewable Energy