Cork-based charging solutions supplier Ohme has confirmed that it's signed an agreement with Volvo Ireland to provide home chargers for those buying Volvo's electric models. Volvo will recommend Ohme home chargers to its customers, and there will be an Ohme Home Pro charger in showrooms for customers to view.
Fastest growing smart chargers
"Our partnership with Volvo underlines Ohme's position as one of Ireland's fastest growing smart charging companies," said David Watson, CEO at Ohme. "With Volvo Car Ireland now exclusively offering electrified vehicles from its Recharge range of pure electric and plug-in hybrid models, it is at the forefront of electric motoring. At Ohme, we're looking forward to introducing those drivers to the benefits of off-peak charging with reduced running costs and working with retailers to help their customers through the entire process."
"We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Ohme as our official home charger supplier," says Alan Cowley, Commercial Director and Acting Managing Director for Volvo Car Ireland. "Ohme's award-winning Home Pro charger and reputation for excellent customer service meant it was the perfect choice both for now and the future with the eagerly-anticipated forthcoming EX90 coming next year and Volvo aiming to be a fully electric car brand by 2030."
10,000km for €183
Ohme says its charging technology works with all of Ireland's energy suppliers. The chargers can work out when electricity is at its cheapest and charge your car at the lowest possible cost. For instance, charging a 78kWh Volvo C40 Twin Pure Electric from zero to 100 per cent with an Ohme Home Pro on an off-peak tariff, such as SSE Airtricity's Night Boost, could cost just €8.23 for an electric range of more than 451km (according to the WLTP figures). Over a year and 10,000km of driving that would equate to running costs of just €183.
The chargers can also be set to charge your car when the greatest amount of renewable wind and solar energy is pumped into the grid. Ohme already works with a number of other partners across Ireland, including the AA, Donegal County Council and Iarnród Éireann.