Intelligent electric vehicle charging company Ohme has announced a partnership with Volvo in Benelux to offer smart charging solutions to Volvo’s electric vehicle (EV) customers.
Courtesy of Volvo.
Ohme’s flagship intelligent portable charger will be available to both SMEs and larger customers via all 60 Volvo retail dealerships in the region. The company’s smart chargers are ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices that can communicate with the car and the driver, with the driver being able to easily set preferences and control charging remotely via a mobile app. The smart cable’s metering capability also measures charging behaviour and location.
The Ohme solution is compatible with Volvo’s plug in hybrids enabling Ohme to bring smart, easy-to-use charging to Volvo’s customers, with the added benefit of being portable and requiring no installation.
In addition, Volvo’s Benelux dealerships will offer its customers Ohme’s digital fleet management platform which processes the wide range of data captured by the chargers and delivers powerful insights to fleet customers. The platform is designed to make easy work of managing (and automating) expense claims, arranging split billing and reimbursements and controlling costs across multiple vehicles and locations.
“It’s fantastic to see manufacturers like Volvo so focused on going electric” said David Watson, CEO and Founder of Ohme. “It’s important to remember that electric vehicles themselves are just one piece of the puzzle. Electrification brings a host of new challenges for OEMs and fleets and it’s great that Volvo is embracing smart solutions powered by data and technology to facilitate their transition to zero carbon transport.”