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Posted on January 15, 2020 by  & 
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World's Smallest (and Mightiest) EV Charging Solutions

Octopus Electric Vehicles and EO Charging launch an all-in-one EV home charging bundle to help consumers take advantage of the electric driving revolution - at hugely discounted rates.
 
The EO Mini Smart Home is the smallest smart electric vehicle charger in the world and is now available through Octopus Electric Vehicles in conjunction with Octopus Energy's EV energy tariff, Octopus Go. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure 2019-2029: Forecast, Technologies and Players.
 
Founded in 2015, EO has set the bar for EV charging solutions, and to date has shipped over 20,000 chargers to more than 30 countries around the world. It has released a sleek and stylish smart charger that is designed to be inconspicuous when installed at an EV owner's home. It is smaller than an A5 piece of paper, making it the most compact at-home electric vehicle charger in the world.
 
Octopus Electric Vehicles is an independent EV advisory and leasing business that has helped thousands of people find the right combination of vehicle, charger and tariff. It works alongside Octopus Energy's Go EV tariff, which uses dynamic time of use pricing to allow drivers to charge their car when it's cheapest or greenest - including at 5p/Kw overnight. That's 70% cheaper than legacy suppliers' equivalent tariffs and is ten times cheaper than fossil fuel cars - at just 1p per mile driving.
 
 
From April 2020, changes to Benefit In Kind taxation mean employees can get electric vehicles tax-free, via salary sacrifice schemes, at no cost to their employers. This launch anticipates a huge increase in demand for effective home charging solutions for savvy drivers looking to go electric.
 
Currently, many electric vehicles are sold in silo without the home charging technology and the green energy tariff. This collaboration integrates all the key components that are required for customers planning to transition to an electric vehicle.
 
The game-changing compact charger is available for an introductory price of £369.00. For an initial leasing cost plus £271 ongoing, customers who take advantage of the OEV bundle will get the Nissan Leaf with 8,000 miles per year, the EO Mini Smart Home charger including installation, plus the Octopus GO tariff, offering charging for just 1p per mile. The bundle is available for a limited time only.
 
Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles comments: "Octopus Electric Vehicles is delighted to partner with EO to be able to offer this incredibly sleek, stylish and smart charger to customers. We want to make electric vehicles the go-to option for anyone considering a new car. At-home charging technology can be a stumbling block for people looking at transitioning to EVs, as previous models available are often large and clumpy. The EO Mini Smart Home makes this a problem of the past. We are incredibly proud to partner with a business that has similar values to ours, one that breaks the mould and is constantly looking to innovate within the electric vehicle market to deliver affordable, convenient electric vehicle solutions."
 
 
Charlie Jardine, CEO of EO comments "Getting a charger installed at home should be hassle-free - and that's why we've partnered with Octopus Electric Vehicles to create the ultimate electric vehicle package. Electric vehicle chargers are more than 'just a plug'. They're the first piece of the puzzle in giving people energy autonomy and the future of mobility relies on the smart charging technology we're developing. Together with Octopus Electric Vehicles, we're making the process of getting a charger installed at home and using the government grant as simple as shopping online."
 
About Octopus Electric Vehicles
Octopus Electric Vehicles is a vehicle leasing business, specialising in electric vehicles (EVs) - making it easy for individuals and businesses to make the transition to zero-carbon driving.
 
Launched in 2018, Octopus Electric Vehicles brings together great offers on a handpicked range of the best electric vehicles available - from Nissan, Renault, BMW, Jaguar and Tesla - with everything needed to go with it: charge point installations for home and businesses, energy tariffs designed for EV drivers, and a free VIP support service at each step of the electric journey. Octopus EV also runs events with businesses and communities to enable drivers and decision makers to get behind the wheel for themselves and think through how electric driving could work for them.
 
 
Octopus Electric Vehicles is part of the Octopus Energy Group. Octopus Energy launched to the public in April 2016 and supplies 100% renewable electricity and gas to over 1.2 million UK homes and businesses. It is the only Which? Recommended energy supplier for a second year in a row.
 
About EO Charging
EO Charging designs and manufactures electric vehicle chargers and intelligent software for homes, fleets and destinations at its headquarters in Suffolk, United Kingdom. EO currently sells in over 30 countries around the world, including UK, Norway, Thailand and Australia, and aims to become the number one electric vehicle charging manufacturer, for homes and workplaces, globally by 2025. (Juuce Ltd t/a EO Charging, Company Registration No. 09314212)
For more information, visit www.eocharging.com External Link
 
Source: Octopus Electric Vehicles
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