Introducing The Ohme ePod – Ohme’s Newest Smart Home EV Charger

Introducing The Ohme ePod – Ohme’s Newest Smart Home EV Charger

Ohme has established itself as a prominent global provider of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers, a position it has held for numerous years. Notably, it has received back to back awards for the best electric charging point for business monitoring.

Commencing operations in 2017, Ohme made a significant entry into the market with the introduction of the Ohme Home. This innovative solution offers impressive software, ensuring convenient and reliable charging for EV owners.

Building on this success, Ohme unveiled the Ohme Home Pro. This advanced design boasted enhanced features, including upgraded visual interfaces with LCD screen controls.

Now, Ohme is proud to introduce its latest offering, the Ohme ePod. This untethered product leverages the same cutting-edge technology but takes it a step further, providing EV owners with greater charging flexibility.

Moreover, the ePod boasts a more compact form and a competitive starting price, making it an attractive choice for those seeking an efficient and cost-effective charging solution.

Ohme app

Ohme offers a smart tech app to help you get the most from your EV charger.

Unlike other EV chargers, Ohme can determine the percentage of charge your EV has (provided it is API compatible). This means that when you plug your Ohme charger into your EV, Ohme enables you to specify the charging percentage you want to reach.

In other words, it only charges your car by the amount it needs.


What is API?

New sleek & compact design

Despite the ePod being similar in size,  it separates itself from the variable design of the Home Pro.  It is much sleeker and compact, offering a more stylish approach.

On top of that, 3 simple buttons are retained for charging controls unlike the screen you’ll find on the Home Pro. This not only saves space but simplifies the process of charging your EV.

Secure from Strangers

The 3 charging buttons also can be locked within the Ohme app, preventing anyone from disrupting your charging sessions and having the ability to interrupt charging.

Another secure feature is an option that only the app holder can approve new plug ins.

This means the Ohme app will seek authorisation to start a charging session when it detects a vehicle has been plugged into the ePod.

3G/4G Connectivity

Ohme uses a built-in SIM card for stable smart charging, avoiding WiFi’s occasional variability.

Chargers with Wi-Fi have more pitfalls to navigate. This is due to the frequency of your home Wi-Fi router. In certain areas of your home, Wi-Fi may have less connectivity than in other areas, potentially making it difficult to install your EV charger on your chosen location.

On top of that, using a sim is a lot more stable as the signal is often much more stable than Wi-Fi. There is no infrequency in the connectivity, therefore a smoother installation on your chosen location.

However, if your location is in a mobile signal blackspot, this connectivity would not function. Nevertheless, only 9% of the UK experiences mobile signal blackspots, all of which are in rural areas, so the risk is relatively low.

While there is “no plans” to charge for data after the initial three years, although unlikely, it’s possible in the future.

If that happens and you choose not to pay, your Ohme charger would still charge your EV but lose its smart features.

Choosing Ohme ePod or Ohme Home Pro

Tethered/Untethered

Ohme Home Pro offers a 5m or 8m charging cable already installed as a tethered version. This could offer more convenience when charging as the cable always attached and installed ready to charge straight away.

Ohme ePod is untethered, so you have your own cable which you attach yourself. This offers variation and personalisation with choosing your cable length and future charging options. On top of that, a more compact, sleek look as cable not attached at all times.

Specs

Both chargers have built-in earthing protection. Meaning, if a fault occurs to a circuit the electric current is switched off. Protecting you from an electric shock.

Again, not having to install earth rods will speed up the overall installation process.

Both chargers offer reliable charging by using 2G, 3G and 4G data. Also, both come with a 3 year manufacturer warranty and they each let you control charging via interactive buttons and the mobile app.

Ohme ePod

Ohme Home Pro

API

Ohme ePod are only available to vehicles made by manufacturers that share their API (Application Programming Interface) information.

The list of those manufactures are:

  • Kia
  • Mini
  • Nissan
  • Renault
  • Skoda
  • Tesla
  • Volkswagen
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Cupra
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Volvo

Ohme and Octopus Tariffs

Any smart charger can benefit from EV energy tariffs by setting your charging to start when energy prices are lowest.

However, Ohme ePod and Ohme Home Pro are the ideal candidates for Octopus’ most innovative tariffs.

Ohme’s software links to octopus’ tariffs. This means ohme knows when tariff prices change, so it can start charging your EV when prices are low and stop charging when prices are high.

Octopus’ newest tariff, intelligent octopus, offers a peak price during the day and an off peak price between the times of 11:30pm and 4:30am. Currently, off peak prices set at 7.5p/kWh which is very appealing compared to the average tariff price of 34p/kWh.

Intelligent octopus tariff is only available to eligible vehicles or if you own a ohme product. Therefore, if you need an EV charger and intend to switch to an EV tariff to save money, considering a Ohme charge is worth considering.


Ohme ePod – £995 including installation


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