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Get your free smart charger via MyOVO, with EV Everywhere!

Get your free smart charger via MyOVO, with EV Everywhere!
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Existing OVO customers and EV Everywhere

The government are now saying 2030 would be a feasible date to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

In order to ensure we are keeping up with momentum, existing OVO customers can now sign up to EV Everywhere and get a free Smart Charger.

You can sign up through MyOVO

More info on EV Everywhere here.

Refer your friends to our EV Everywhere energy tariff and we'll treat you both to a £50 Gift Card from Tesco, John Lewis (including Waitrose) or Amazon when they join.

Smart by name. Smart by nature.

Thought your EV couldn't get any greener? With charging that works around your schedule and the availability of renewable energy, you can drive an EV that's more sustainable than ever by reducing your charging emissions by up to 22%.

All details can be found here.

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It appears the focus of OVO in this area is on new OVO customers. As an existing customer who is about to make a car purchase I need to know what OVO can provide.

I am looking for a home charger with its own 3G/4G comms

A reply would be welcome.

Thanks
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This sounds like it could be right up your street, what do you guys think? 😎🚘🔌

Would you go for 2 years free POLAR Plus membership? Or the free smart charger?

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@Eva_OVO

I would definitely go for the 2 years free POLAR plus membership. Only because I already have a Pod point charging point installed. But if I was a new customer with no charging point installed in my home. I would go for the smart charger from OVO 😍
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So will I have to switch from OVO and after a little interval switch back in order to qualify for the two year free Chargemaster/Polar. subscription ?
Presently my free subscription expires at the end of October.
I am reminded of the currently running TV commercial in which an existing customer disguises himself in order to gain a benefit only available to new customers.
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@Peetee

Good question dude. But isn't that if you are looking to renew? So you may have to wait for your contract to end. I mean you can try disguising yourself with a fake mustache, wig and glasses and see how far you get 😂
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@D600

Have you looked into OVO amazing smart charger?

https://www.ovoenergy.com/ev-everywhere/smart-charger
Yes, it is for switchers to OVO. Certainly the first step mentioned is that and the comments on this forum suggest that is the case.
I keenly await an OVO staff member confirming otherwise, and then will move on.
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We already have a 3.3kW charger, but would like to upgrade - hope we still qualify for the OLEV grant. Also, would like both Polar Plus subscription and the charger, but can't tick both boxes.

On another issue - looking at the Smart charger specs, although it has an ethernet connection, I can't see if there is any way of monitoring the output from our Solar PV system, which is really what I want it to do. Has anyone got more comprehensive details?

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Whenever people ask me if they should go for the 3kw or pay extra for the 7kw I always say pay for the extra 7kw as it kind of future proofs you for bigger battery cars in the future. I looked at 22kw with pod point but would need to pay for my circuit board to be upgraded 😥

As I believe it is one or the other for EV everywhere tariff. Either smart charger or Polar plus subscription. Personally I would go with the Polar Plus subscription if you already have a charging point at home. Also OLEV grant can only be used for one car at one home. This was something I asked Pod point a long time ago when my partner purchased her zoe after I got my Nissan Leaf.

Although this may be different now as it was a few years ago
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Take a look at this topic, @D600! 🙂
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Thank you @ITGeek123
I rang ChargedEV who also install the Kaluza smart charger which OVO are providing. They stated that you can have another OLEV grant if you have a second electric car - I'm working on my wife presently, but we have an old reliable diesel car which owes us nothing, so it's difficult to justify an expensive electric car as a second car. The website at ChargedEV also mentions upgrades are coming to monitor Solar PV to control the charger - something that OVO ought to mention.
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Whilst I have been with OVO a number of years, I have recently made the commitment to purchase a Hyundai Kona Electric. Within the Hyundai brochure you are directed to have a POD EV Charger installed, with a supplementary payment of £300 inclusive of Grant. Consequently I am drawn to OVO EV Everywhere Home Energy Plan.

Looking at the Smart Charger, am I right to think it is not WI-FI enabled, and only communicates via Ethernet, I’m finding difficulty in obtaining information on the charger?

I should have the relevant new car details across the next 2 weeks to enable the order to be placed for the Smart Charger, living in a relatively new house, from order to install, realising that there may be frustration, what expectation should I have in time for the instillation?

Is the software that the Smart Charger uses to communicate comprehensive ?

 

Many thanks in advance for any information passed on.

Hi guys, The major transportation strategy plan shows that new cars and vans on our roads have to be zero emission from 2030. As a result, more and more chargers will be installed in the residential area, regardless of whether you have an EV or not. What’s your opinions about these chargers? Your opinion matters greatly, and it could lead to real change!
 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkVkzLll-ovsgWcV72YzUoH6XWsmXChsS-HO8vkLCChv7TTQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

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Whilst I have been with OVO a number of years, I have recently made the commitment to purchase a Hyundai Kona Electric. Within the Hyundai brochure you are directed to have a POD EV Charger installed, with a supplementary payment of £300 inclusive of Grant. Consequently I am drawn to OVO EV Everywhere Home Energy Plan.

Looking at the Smart Charger, am I right to think it is not WI-FI enabled, and only communicates via Ethernet, I’m finding difficulty in obtaining information on the charger?

I should have the relevant new car details across the next 2 weeks to enable the order to be placed for the Smart Charger, living in a relatively new house, from order to install, realising that there may be frustration, what expectation should I have in time for the instillation?

Is the software that the Smart Charger uses to communicate comprehensive ?

 

Many thanks in advance for any information passed on.

 

 

Congratulations on choosing a Kona, as I did. 
 

 

your Pod-Point question is answered on their web site https://pod-point.com/products/homecharge?utm_expid=.VDWac2H1RsWrekS6MvPPLQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fpod-point.com%2F%3Futm_campaign%3D1526630121%26utm_source%3DAdwords%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_content%3D296890540301%26utm_term%3D%252Bpod%2520%252Bpoint%2520%252Bcharger%26adgroupid%3D61093892391%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjw9ZzzBRCKARIsANwXaeLBUJn7k43BcFrojjdcZ4wA2PNoZmEadigSbfmgqomGoUthDqRABTIaAuMQEALw_wcB


I have BP POLAR card and given that OVO are paying your subscription I recommend that you download the Polar App 😋

 

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Hi @Bertlevis,

You are correct in thinking that the charger will not connect to our platform via Wifi, depending on the particulars of the installation we may use a wired Ethernet connection or TP links.

 

We’d normally expect that you’d have your charger installed within 8 weeks of upgrading to our EV Everywhere tariff, however there might be work that your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) needs to carry out before we install (e.g. upgrading your main fuse). If this is the case it could potentially prolong things, depending on your DNO’s time frames.

I’m not sure I understand your question about the software being comprehensive, but if you’re able to elaborate I’ll do my best to answer your query.

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@Bertlevis 

Will the charger and domestic supply allow you to take advantage of the Kona’s upgrade to a 11KW onboard charger. ?

Many thanks for the clarification I managed to get a survey from a local installer within 3 days. Confirmation was made that given the install would be in the garage, it removes the need for earth rod.

 

Refering to the upgrade to a 11KW I have sought clarification, and am awaiting a response.

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I am planning on moving back to OVO for this tariff. If anyone would like to refer me to get a gift card, drop me a DM. Would that be ok to do @Tim_OVO @Amy_OVO @Nancy_OVO 

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Whilst I have been with OVO a number of years, I have recently made the commitment to purchase a Hyundai Kona Electric. Within the Hyundai brochure you are directed to have a POD EV Charger installed, with a supplementary payment of £300 inclusive of Grant. Consequently I am drawn to OVO EV Everywhere Home Energy Plan.

Looking at the Smart Charger, am I right to think it is not WI-FI enabled, and only communicates via Ethernet, I’m finding difficulty in obtaining information on the charger?

I should have the relevant new car details across the next 2 weeks to enable the order to be placed for the Smart Charger, living in a relatively new house, from order to install, realising that there may be frustration, what expectation should I have in time for the instillation?

Is the software that the Smart Charger uses to communicate comprehensive ?

 

Many thanks in advance for any information passed on.

 

 

Congratulations on choosing a Kona, as I did. 
 

 

your Pod-Point question is answered on their web site https://pod-point.com/products/homecharge?utm_expid=.VDWac2H1RsWrekS6MvPPLQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fpod-point.com%2F%3Futm_campaign%3D1526630121%26utm_source%3DAdwords%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_content%3D296890540301%26utm_term%3D%252Bpod%2520%252Bpoint%2520%252Bcharger%26adgroupid%3D61093892391%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjw9ZzzBRCKARIsANwXaeLBUJn7k43BcFrojjdcZ4wA2PNoZmEadigSbfmgqomGoUthDqRABTIaAuMQEALw_wcB


I have BP POLAR card and given that OVO are paying your subscription I recommend that you download the Polar App 😋

 

That is a beautiful Red :drooling_face:  I think I will forever stay with Nissan but the Kona and E-niro look stunning and heard good things.

contacted local installer, who did a survey yesterday, and decided to go for tethered  Ohme charger, that is multifunctional , and will be installed in my garage. By having install in garage, it removes the potential frustration of ‘earthing rod’ as this is no longer required.

Install to be done 2nd April.

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@ITGeek123 makes sense to line up a referral for sure - PM me if you don’t get a volunteer.

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