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Ohme is new smart EV charger choice for Travis Perkins

Dynamic smart charging company Ohme is now working with Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest builders’ merchants. The agreement will see Travis Perkins offer Ohme chargers within selected branches and online, expanding its range of sustainable choices for customers.

“This new agreement with Travis Perkins underlines Ohme’s commitment to the built environment marketplace,” said David Watson, CEO at Ohme. “With Travis Perkins the UK’s largest builders’ merchants and Ohme the UK’s fastest growing smart charger manufacturer, this is a natural collaboration to help those in the construction industry progress towards low carbon and net zero choices for their projects.”

“We are delighted to be working with Ohme as our first home EV charger supplier,” says Alice Wise, Head of Category at Travis Perkins. “Ohme’s award-winning chargers and reputation for excellent customer service meant it was the perfect choice to offer to Travis Perkins customers and it means they can make more sustainable choices.”

“Ohme’s chargers will also be part of our new WholeHouse platform to help our customers plan and design their next project. With demand for home EV chargers growing, Ohme’s dynamic charging capability means that EV drivers will have easy access to lower running costs with the numerous smart tariffs on offer to them.”

Ohme is already involved in the built environment as the official charger provider for the Energy House 2.0 house of the future project at the University of Salford and also as the charger provider for Hollins Homes, Avant Homes and Harron Homes among many others.

All of Ohme’s chargers can take advantage of Ohme’s smart charging technology to connect with the national grid in real time and automatically adjust their charging for drivers to take advantage of all the times of low price charging with smart off-peak tariffs.

With the average UK driver covering 6800 miles a year, smart charging on an off-peak tariff such as Octopus Intelligent at 7.5p/kWh in a typical EV would cost just £127.50 for a year’s worth of driving. At the Standard Variable Tariff of 29p/kWh, that same annual mileage would cost £493. By comparison, the same mileage in an equivalent petrol car would cost a driver more than £1200.

Ohme is the official charger provider for Mercedes-Benz and the Volkswagen Group in the UK as well as customers on the Motability scheme, the largest UK fleet operator in the UK, and has just been named as Fast Track Company of the Year in the 2023 UK Green Business Awards as well as Best Electric Charging Point Provider by Business Motoring.


For more press information please contact:

Nat Barnes, Head of PR, Ohme – [email protected]