OHME is the new official charging partner for Volkswagen Group Ireland and agreement that will see all six VW brands recommend the company’s chargers for all of its electrified vehicle sales.
Ohme’s Home Pro charger will be available in showrooms for customers to view. David Watson, Chief Executive at Ohme, said: “Volkswagen Group Ireland has one of the most comprehensive electrified vehicle portfolios available to Irish car buyers. We are looking forward to introducing those drivers to the benefits of off-peak charging with reduced running costs and working with retailers to help their customers through the entire process.”
Volkswagen Group Ireland is Ireland leader in battery electric vehicles (BEV). In 2022, its retail brands led the way with a combined EV market share of 34%. The Volkswagen ID.4 has been Ireland’s best-selling vehicle for the past two years running.
Ohme’s range of smart chargers can connect seamlessly with all of Ireland’s electricity suppliers and automatically adjust an EV’s charging for drivers to take advantage of off-peak tariffs.
For instance, charging a 77kWh Volkswagen ID.3 from zero to 100% with an Ohme Home Pro on an off-peak tariff, such as SSE Airtricity’s Night Boost, could cost just €8.12 for an electric range of more than 420kms (WLTP). Over the course of a year and 10,000kms of driving that would equate to a saving of almost €700 compared to charging on the standard tariff.
Ohme also offers drivers the option to charge their car when renewable energy generation is at its highest, further lowering their CO2 impact. Ohme already works with a number of other partners across Ireland including the AA, Donegal County Council and Irish Rail.