Smart charging solution cuts 33 tonnes of carbon since start of year

Smart charging solution cuts 33 tonnes of carbon since start of year
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Charge Anytime, a smart charging solution developed by OVO Energy in the UK, has reported cutting carbon emissions by 33 tonnes since January this year.

The savings translate to 15 million miles covered by 5 million kWh of smart charging and saving over £1 million ($1.3 million) off EV charging bills.

OVO’s solution automatically shifts EV charging out of peak times, which falls between 4 to 7pm, to periods when there is more abundance of renewable energy being supplied to the grid, making it cheaper to charge.

OVO touts the total distance charged as equivalent to driving the length of the UK, from Lands End to John o’Groats, 144 times in an average petrol car.

Charge Anytime, powered by OVO-owned software company Kaluza, is an intelligent add-on, which gives customers access to a smart charging rate of 10p per kWh (3p a mile) at any time of day – three times cheaper than the national average (30p per kWh) and seven times cheaper than public charge points.

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The add-on works by automatically aligning cars to charge when emissions and prices are low, a move that OVO states will allow users to save 67% on charging costs.

Commenting on the announcement was Alex Thwaites, director of EV at OVO, who said: “It’s incredible to see the impact Charge Anytime is making for people and the planet.

“By using smart technology to shift EV charging out of peak times when the grid is more reliant on fossil fuels, we’re able to provide greener, cheaper energy for customers.”

On average, Charge Anytime customers saved £129 ($165.9) per month and OVO’s biggest saver has cut their EV charging costs by more than £1,800 ($2315.2) so far this year.