Volvo and Ohme to offer smart charging solutions to fleets in Benelux

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Volvo is to offer smart charging solutions to its electric vehicle customers in Benelux under a tie-up with Ohme.

Volvo’s Benelux dealerships will also offer customers Ohme’s digital fleet management platform

Ohme’s flagship intelligent portable charger will be available to both SMEs and larger customers via all 60 Volvo retail dealerships in the region.

Ohme’s smart chargers can communicate with the car and the driver, with the driver being able to easily set preferences and control charging remotely via a mobile app. The smart cable’s metering capability also measures charging behaviour and location.

The solution has the added benefit of being portable and requiring no installation.

In addition, Volvo’s Benelux dealerships will offer customers Ohme’s digital fleet management platform. This processes the wide range of data captured by the chargers and delivers powerful insights to fleet customers – it’s able to manage (and automate) expense claims, arranging split billing and reimbursements and controlling costs across multiple vehicles and locations.

Willem De Vetter, service performance manager, Volvo Car BeLux added: “Ohme’s technology gives our drivers and fleet managers visibility of behaviour data, charging data and energy use all in one place, delivering a cost-effective solution that makes electrification simpler for our customers and employees alike. We are thrilled to be rolling this smart charging offer out to 60 of our regional dealerships, providing them with exceptional fleet capability and management solutions.”

David Watson, CEO and founder of Ohme, added: “It’s important to remember that electric vehicles themselves are just one piece of the puzzle. Electrification brings a host of new challenges for OEMs and fleets and it’s great that Volvo is embracing smart solutions powered by data and technology to facilitate their transition to zero carbon transport.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.