EO Charging Unveils All-New Commercial and Home Chargers
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the chargers are compliant with new smart charging regulations that come into effect on the 30th June 2022
New smartphone app from EO, launching later this year, gives EV drivers advanced control of their charging at home
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the two smart chargers have been completely reimagined using EO’s new signature product design language and a reconfigured operating platform, which offer customers a future-proofed charging experience.
The new products are suitable for all electric cars and vans and are also compliant with the “Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations”. These new regulations come into force on Thursday 30th June 2022 and require all home or commercial chargers sold in the UK, excluding Northern Ireland, to have smart functionality and incorporate pre-set, off peak charging hours.
EO Genius 2 and EO Mini Pro 3 signal the start of a new generation of advanced chargers, designed from the ground up to deliver fleet managers and EV drivers an unrivalled experience. We have embraced the new UK charging regulations to encourage smarter charging behaviours from users and better support the Grid as it faces increasing demand as more drivers shift to electric.
Charlie Jardine, CEO & Founder at EO Charging
EO Genius 2
The EO Genius 2 is the company’s second-generation commercial charger, following the EO Genius 1, which is already used by some of the world’s biggest EV fleets including Amazon, Tesco and DHL. EO has already started rolling out the updated product across several existing customers.
The charger is OCPP-compliant, can power up to 22kW and offers multiple load management options - allowing fleet managers to distribute available power across multiple chargers via OCPP or once connected to the EO Cloud (its charge point management software). Fleet managers can unlock further charging insights with EO Cloud - including detailed energy usage, charge scheduling, telematics integration and much more.
Over the next 12 months, EO will introduce additional hardware upgrades including ISO15118, which will enable the Genius 2 to be vehicle to grid (V2G) ready. This will allow businesses to start thinking about their wider on-site power infrastructure and make fleet charging even more cost effective by encouraging charging patterns to shift to when electricity is at its cheapest.
Unlike most V2G chargers currently available on the market, the Genius 2 performs AC charging, making it more compact, easier to install and more affordable than other DC options. EO Genius 2 is available for order now, with UK shipping beginning in July. Price available on request.
EO Mini Pro 3
EO Mini Pro 3 will take over from the best-selling EO Mini Pro 2 as its signature home EV charger. No bigger than an A5 notepad, the small but mighty Mini Pro 3 has a charging capacity of 7kW and up to 22kW, making it perfect for both overnight and high-speed charging.
Like the Genius 2, the Mini Pro 3 will be vehicle to grid (V2G) ready within the next 12 months. EO will also launch a range of customisable fascias to allow users to personalise their chargers to best compliment their home or vehicle.
Alongside the new hardware, EO has developed a new smartphone app to give everyday EV drivers advanced control of their car charger, such as automatic settings that select the cheapest time to charge or solar functionalities to enable customers with solar panels to charge their vehicle with electricity generated purely by the sun.
The Mini Pro 3 is not only an ideal solution for the everyday EV driver, but also for return-to-home fleet drivers. It is OCPP-compliant and can be connected to the EO Cloud, which means fleet managers can easily track workplace, depot and employee home chargers across one centralised dashboard, no matter the location.
The Mini Pro 3 is available for exclusive sign-up from today, with shipping starting in September 2022. RRP starts from £1,139 including VAT and cost of installation.
We can’t wait for customers to get hold of these new chargers and see the benefits of the product evolution for themselves. We’ve packaged our learnings from powering some of the world’s largest EV fleets into the Genius 2 and distilled this enterprise technology into an all-new home charger. Both products not only bring smart charging solutions to EV drivers and fleet operators today, but will help V2G charging become a reality in the near future, which is a critical element in helping the UK reach its 2030 EV targets and net zero commitments.
Charlie Jardine, CEO & Founder of EO Charging
EO Charging (EO) is a leading technology solutions provider in the EV sector. EO deploys EV charging stations, hardware-agnostic cloud-based software, electrical installation, grid upgrades and ongoing service and maintenance for fleets. EO also provides this end-to-end solution for fleets that require mission critical infrastructure.
Founded in 2014, EO’s technology is used by a number of the world’s largest businesses and fleet operators and it now distributes to over 35 countries around the world. It aims to become the global leader in charging electric van, truck, bus and car fleets.