A London-based electric vehicle (EV) charging manufacturer has announced the release of a smart home charger.

Andersen EV claims the A2 device is the first premium home charger and is capable of charging the majority of modern EVs to 80 per cent in three hours.

The company says the WiFi compatible device is able to connect to solar panels and power walls which allow the EV to become a “truly zero-carbon mode of transport”.

David Simpson, Andersen’s technical director, said: “EV home charging will become commonplace as we move towards the low-carbon future of electric motoring.

“That’s why we have designed a smart, futureproof charging unit fit for the electric motorists of today and tomorrow.

“The A2 is a beautiful, customisable unit with state-of-the-art functionality which makes it one of the best looking and best performing EV home chargers on the market.

“We know that much of our daily life is now managed via our smartphones, we believe managing your EV’s charger should be no different.”

The user is able to monitor and manage their charge from a mobile or laptop via the Andersen subscription-free app, Konnect.

The app gives information on current charging status, live energy usage, charge cost and allows the user to directly manage charging from solar panels.

It also allows remote locking and unlocking of the unit, allowing other members of the household access even when the owner is not at home.

Simpson added: “We built Konnect because we wanted our customers to have safe control over their charge point and access to useful data.

“I want to know how much my charge has cost me, and I want to know that someone else isn’t plugging into my charge point and using it without me knowing.

“For businesses who want to share, control and manage charging across a number of vehicles Konnect is a brilliant work-tool.”

The A2 device also includes grid-load balancing capabilities which allows businesses and other larger venues to use information provided by the app to control how much power the charging points are drawing to avoid grid overload.

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