EDF Energy and EO driving change for an electric future

EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, unveiled its ‘Generation Electric’ campaign designed to raise awareness about electric vehicles and to promote an end-to-end smart charging solution for homes - in partnership with EO Charging.

Behind the scenes of the ‘Generation Electric’ consumer facing campaign, EDF Energy selected a handful of partners to develop vehicle and charging options for existing and future electric vehicle drivers. Customers that sign up to the company’s new ‘GoElectric’ tariff get access to comprehensive EV options, including a vehicle leased by DriveElectric and an EO Mini Pro unit, the world’s smallest smart home charger (according to EO Charging).

 The EO Mini Pro is a smart, WiFi connected charger that can be controlled remotely with the ‘GoElectric’ mobile app. Compatible with all plug-in vehicles, the charger offers a power rating up to 7.2kW and includes a 3-year product warranty.

 The ‘GoElectric’ app allows drivers to start and stop charging or automatically schedule charge to get the most from EDF Energy’s new dedicated EV tariff. Drivers simply plug-in their car to the EO Mini Pro and the integrated smart charging software does the hard work. 

Charlie Jardine, Founder and CEO of EO Charging, said:
“Our mission is to enable individuals to remove their dependency on the grid. We’re working to create a new energy ecosystem which gives people the power of energy autonomy.

“This partnership with EDF Energy is the next piece of our puzzle in driving change for an electric future. We’re totally aligned with EDF Energy’s vision that through innovation, dedication and a firm commitment to electric and renewable energy – we can change everyone’s future for the better.”

EDF Energy’s ‘GoElectric’ tariff will enable customers to charge their car at off-peak rates between 9pm and 7am on weekdays and all day on weekends. Since most of us aren’t driving during the night – customers will be able to get a full charge when it’s dark and wake up ready to go.

Jean-Benoit Ritz, Director of Innovation and Blue Lab at EDF Energy, said:

“We want to make it as simple as possible for customers to make this move for the low carbon future. 

“EDF Energy has almost 20 years’ experience in the UK EV market, having installed the first charging points into London in 1999 and powering the EV charging network across Olympic sites for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. 

“I’m proud to say that the new package we have launched with our partners, EO and Drive Electric, is one of the most competitive end-to-end EV packages on the market, giving customers the unique opportunity to easily switch to low carbon transport that is powered by renewable energy.”