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Ohme provides smart charging tech for Octopus EV sal sac scheme

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Ohme has been appointed to provide smart charging tech for Octopus Electric Vehicles’ new Electric Dreams salary sacrifice scheme.

The Ohme app allows employees to sync their charging with the cheapest hours of the day automatically

Octopus has just launched a new leasing company focused on salary sacrifice schemes for electric cars, saving employees thousands and supporting the switch to cleaner transport.

Dubbed Electric Dreams, the leasing division accelerates the firm’s existing work on EV sal sac; its ‘The Go Green Car Scheme’ launched a year ago to coincide with the introduction of the 0% Benefit-in-Kind rate for fully electric cars. Since then, Octopus Electric Vehicles has seen a seven-fold jump in salary sacrifice enquiries.

Open to businesses of all sizes, the salary sacrifice scheme enables employees to make significant savings on monthly car costs, while making the switch to a brand new EV.

Drivers who order an EV on the Electric Dreams scheme before July 2021 will also receive an Ohme wall charger which can provide smart charging thanks to the Ohme app, allowing employees to sync their charging with the cheapest hours of the day automatically.

David Watson, CEO and founder of Ohme, commented on the partnership: “Ohme are thrilled to be working with Octopus Electric Vehicles as the company’s charging partner. Smart charging technologies such as Ohme’s bring down the cost and complexity of electric vehicle ownership.

“When used in tandem with incentive schemes like Electric Dreams, the barriers to EV adoption for the average driver come tumbling down. These developments represent a huge step towards a greener, more sustainable future in the UK.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.