The UK public EV charging consumer app Bonnet has been acquired by the energy company OVO. Bonnet’s technology brings together nationwide public charge point operators into one app.
It allows UK EV drivers access to over 27,000 chargers at 7,000 locations.
EV drivers can locate, use and pay for public charge points without switching between different cards or logins.
The startup has recently raised £3.7 million from investors and its community of drivers.
Mat Moakes, Chief Commercial Officer, OVO, says: “Like Bonnet, we want to revolutionise the EV charging experience and take another step forward on our Path to Zero. Using innovative technology they’re connecting EV drivers to the best charging networks available and turning every charge point into an accessible and simple charger that any driver can use. By combining Bonnet’s cutting edge app and OVO’s experience and scale we will encourage more people to adopt electric vehicles and transition to a greener lifestyle.”
OVO has committed to being a net zero carbon business and achieve science-based carbon reduction targets, while helping customers reduce their household emissions at the same time.