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Volkswagen Group Ireland gets Ohme boost

Cork-based smart charging company Ohme is the new official charging partner for Volkswagen Group Ireland.

The agreement will see all six Volkswagen Group Ireland brands, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Cupra, Seat and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, recommend Ohme chargers for all of their electrified vehicle sales with an Ohme Home Pro charger in showrooms for customers to view.

David Watson, CEO at Ohme said: “Volkswagen Group Ireland has one of the most comprehensive electrified vehicle portfolios available to Irish car buyers.

“We are looking forward to introducing those drivers to the benefits of off-peak charging with reduced running costs and working with retailers to help their customers through the entire process.”

Volkswagen Group Ireland is Ireland’s leader in battery electric vehicles (BEV). In 2022, its retail brands led the way with a combined EV market share of 34 per cent. The Volkswagen ID.4 has been Ireland’s best-selling vehicle for the last two years running.

The ID. Buzz created history by becoming the first vehicle to win Irish Car of the Year and Irish Van of the Year in the same year, while the multi-award winning Audi Q4 e-tron, Skoda Enyaq and Cupra Born have become firm favourites with Irish EV drivers.

Carla Wentzel, managing director for Volkswagen Group Ireland added: “Ohme’s award-winning Home Pro charger and reputation for excellent customer service represents a clear differentiator in the market and a perfect match to the extensive range of electrified models across the Volkswagen Group umbrella.”

Ohme says it offers drivers the option to charge their car when renewable energy generation is at its highest, further lowering their CO2 impact.

The firm also works with a number of other partners across Ireland including Donegal County Council and Iarnród Éireann.