What’s it all about?
Flexibility, the energy transition, the mobility transition, convergence, entrepreneurship, luck, customer focus and Apples!! There is a whole lot to unpack in this episode, and some great insights and advice into the energy and mobility transitions, entrepreneurship, and the joys, challenges and opportunities that come with them all. Enjoy the episode.
About David Watson:
David Watson worked in the financial markets as a risk manager and portfolio manager at investment banks and a hedge fund, focused on asset-backed securities and credit instruments.
He co-founded Temporis with business partner Derry Guy in 2010, investing in renewable energy and clean technology to help create a positive impact for the environment.
In 2017, he co-founded Ohme also with Derry Guy when researching clean energy projects and saw an opportunity to adjust demand to meet supply using electric vehicles. He envisioned a smart charging system that would encourage customers to charge at off-peak times by reduced rates with suppliers even sometimes paying them to charge during times of over-supply.
He bought a Tesla and came up with the idea of controlling charging with a smart cable and giving customers better and more visible control. The first working prototype for the Ohme Home Charger was produced in 2018 (it’s still in David’s office today) and Octopus was the first supplier with the final production version in 2019 taking advantage of Octopus’s agile overnight tariffs for EV drivers.
Ohme has also been named by outside investors as a ‘gigacorn’ – a company that has the potential to get rid of one gigatonne of CO2 from the atmosphere per year.
At the forefront of EV charging, Ohme offers a dynamic smart charging system solution for consumers, business and fleets that enables consumers to charge at off-peak times and reduce their charging costs and environmental impact. Ohme has been named by outside investors as a ‘gigacorn’ – a company that has the potential to get rid of one gigatonne of CO2 from the atmosphere per year.
Ohme is the official charger provider for Mercedes-Benz UK, Polestar and the Volkswagen Group in the UK and Ireland, Volvo Car Ireland, the NHS and customers on the Motability scheme, the largest UK fleet operator in the UK, and has been named as 2023 Fast Track Company of the Year by UK Green Business and the Best Electric Charging Point Provider by Business Motoring.
Ohme is the official charger provider for Motability Operations and the NHS as well as for many housing developers such as Harron Homes and Hollins Homes. Ohme has just passed the rigorous industry standard certifications for ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 for monitoring quality processes and information security.
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