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New smart EV charger and free app aim to keep EV drivers on the road

 EV DRIVERS drivers can automatically charge their cars when it is cheapest or greenest with the launch of a new home EV charger and free smart charging app.

This power pairing allows for ultimate charging flexibility to enable valuable savings on energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

The ivie EV Charger and the ivie Charge app deliver smart home charging features, such as the opportunity to set your own charging schedule, with the bonus of useful public charging functionality at over 9,000 public charge points nationally, to be rolled out to ivie EV Charger users ahead of general release.

The ivie Charge app’s stand-out home charging feature, for those looking to make a real impact in reducing emissions, is being able to identify the times to charge an EV when the UK’s energy supply is greenest. For users on single rate tariffs, the ivie EV Charger and ivie Charge app work together to automatically charge at the greenest times, easing pressure on the grid by using the maximum amount of renewable energy.

If the user has a dual-rate tariff which already encourages energy use at greener times via a cheaper off-peak period, the app allows these users to make considerable savings as they recharge, by taking full advantage of off-peak energy prices and prioritising charging at these cheapest times. ivie is all about giving users peace of mind with minimal effort – this feature ensures that they are doing the best for the planet and for their pocket automatically.

The 7kW ivie EV Charger and app also give users the ability to set a personalised charging schedule, specifying a time that they would like the car to be fully charged by. All of this can be effortlessly controlled remotely via the ivie Charge app. If plans change, a handy Boost function gives the ability to turn on instant charging to kickstart charging and override any scheduled settings.

The upcoming roaming features of the ivie Charge App will become freely available to all EV drivers in the coming months, rolling out initially to ivie EV Charger customers.

For motorists needing to recharge on the move, the ivie Charge App will display accurate updates of a public charge point’s status before arrival. These can be filtered by type, speed of charging and customer reviews, avoiding the likelihood of a wasted journey due to a faulty or currently busy charger.

The ivie EV Charger costs £1,099 for full installation with an industry-leading five-year warranty, together with a comprehensive customer support package. ivie makes the installation process as stress-free as possible too, with an end-to-end seamless, managed service from initial purchase through to ivie’s authorised installation team arriving to install the charger.

The ivie Charge App is available to download for free for Apple and Android phones, with public charging features to be available to the general public in the coming months.

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