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Octopus Electric Vehicles And EO Charging Launch EV Charging Solution


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.

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.”

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