ScottishPower backs shift to electric vehicles by partnering with EO Charging to provide world’s smallest charger for home EV package
ScottishPower has partnered with EO Charging (“EO”), one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, to offer its customers the world’s smallest residential electric vehicle charger, in a bid to support consumers in the move towards greener transport.
As the UK heads towards the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030, more and more people are buying electric vehicles. According to figures by SMMT, in July there was "bumper growth" in the sale of plug-in cars, with battery electric vehicles taking 9% of sales. Plug-in hybrids reached 8% of sales, and hybrid electric vehicles were at almost 12%.
With sales and demand for electric vehicles increasing, EO’s new partnership with ScottishPower will enable more consumers to purchase private charging stations which are compact and convenient for homes across the UK.
The EO Mini Pro 2 will be available for ScottishPower customers to purchase to support their electric vehicle from Monday 13th September. The game-changing charger is manufactured in the UK and is smaller than an A5 piece of paper, bringing ScottishPower’s customers even more choice when it comes to deciding what electric vehicle charger best suits their needs.
ScottishPower first entered into the electric vehicle charging market in 2018, providing residential customers with both hardware and installation of electric chargers and working on developing charging solutions for their business customers as well. To date, the company has sold thousands of electric vehicle chargers to homes throughout Great Britain and expects this to grow significantly over the next five years.
Chris Carberry, ScottishPower’s Smart Solutions Director, said: “We're on a mission to help drive the change to cleaner, electric transport. That's why we offer electric vehicle charging points and our EV tariff to our customers so they can charge easily at home, at work or on the go.
“We’re seeing more and more people make the switch to electric vehicles and we want to be able to offer a variety of chargers to help suit individual’s needs. On World EV Day we’re excited to announce our partnership with EO to bring the world’s smallest electric vehicle charger, the EO Mini Pro 2, to our UK customers. This partnership is another important step for us in our work to offer green solutions for all of our customers to help them on their own decarbonisation journey.”
Charlie Jardine, CEO and Founder of EO, commented: “Sales of electric vehicles in the UK continue to soar and it’s safe to say that the transition to electric is unfolding right in front of us. As one of the leading EV charging providers here in the UK, we’re proud to partner with ScottishPower and support their five million home and business customers in making the switch to electric vehicles.
“Charging at home is not only convenient for EV drivers but also cheaper when paired with a smart energy tariff and a charge point that has built-in charge scheduling. The EO Mini Pro 2 is small, smart and the perfect domestic charging solution whether you manage your own business or simply manage the school run.”
The EO Mini Pro 2 is a smart electric vehicle charger, available with a Universal socket or Tethered. It’s compatible with any electric vehicle and OZEV approved, allowing ScottishPower customers to reduce the cost and installation of their charger by £350. For more information, please head to: https://www.eocharging.com/eo-mini-pro-2