Ride-hailing giant Gett and Octopus Energy join forces to revolutionize electric vehicle (EV) charging for over 4,000 iconic electric taxis in London. The partnership introduces charging discounts, credits, and reduced prices on home charging equipment exclusively for Gett's cab drivers. Leveraging Octopus' award-winning EV charging platform, Electroverse, taxi drivers gain exclusive discounts at Source London and MFG EV Power charge points across the city. Octopus also simplifies home charging by installing chargers for drivers, promoting easier access to their EV smart tariff, Intelligent Octopus Go, offering cheaper and greener charging. This strategic alliance aims to accelerate London's iconic black cabs' transition to a sustainable, electric future.
In a significant move towards a greener future for London's iconic black cabs, Gett, a prominent ride-hailing service, and Octopus Energy, a leading energy provider, have come together to transform the landscape of electric vehicle (EV) charging. This collaboration, announced on January 24, 2024, is set to impact over 4,000 electric taxis, promising a more accessible and cost-effective charging experience.
Effective immediately, the partnership introduces a range of incentives for cab drivers on the Gett platform. These incentives include charging discounts, credits, and reduced prices on home charging equipment. Octopus Energy's renowned EV charging platform, Octopus Electroverse, is already seamlessly integrated with most charge point brands across the capital, ensuring widespread accessibility for London's iconic black cabs.
As part of this groundbreaking partnership, taxi drivers will enjoy exclusive discounts when utilizing thousands of Source London and MFG EV Power charge points scattered strategically across London. Octopus Energy's Electroverse EV roaming service facilitates easier and more affordable public charging, enhancing the overall EV experience for drivers.
In addition to public charging benefits, Octopus Energy aims to simplify the process of getting a home charger for Gett's taxi drivers. The company will install chargers at drivers' homes, offering them the opportunity to sign up for Octopus' EV smart tariff, Intelligent Octopus Go. This tariff not only ensures cost-effective and eco-friendly charging at home but also grants an extra 8% off all public charging costs on Electroverse for customers on this plan.
For drivers who are already Octopus customers, the integration allows them to consolidate all public charging costs onto their existing home energy bill, streamlining the payment process. This user-friendly approach aligns with Octopus Energy's commitment to making EV charging more accessible and convenient.
Octopus Electroverse, known for its 'one card, one app' approach, simplifies on-the-go charging by eliminating the need for multiple subscriptions. This innovative approach has made it the preferred choice for over a quarter of UK EV drivers, establishing it as the largest EV roaming service in the country.
This strategic partnership represents a significant step forward for Gett's commitment to fostering an electric future for London's black cabs. Beyond the EV charging incentives, Gett has been actively engaging its drivers with various benefits, including vehicle maintenance discounts, monthly drop-in sessions, and lotteries.
Matt Davies, Director of Octopus Electroverse, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, emphasizing the goal to make EV charging easier and more affordable for London's iconic black cabs. The collaboration aims to empower thousands of electric taxi drivers with straightforward access to exceptional charging deals.
Harjit Dhami, Global Head of Procurement at Gett, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the strategic significance of the partnership in reducing downtime for black cab drivers and contributing to the growing number of e-black cabs in London. The partnership aligns with the shared vision of accelerating the transition to a 100% electric future for transportation in the UK's capital.
Octopus Electroverse enhances the charging experience through features such as an interactive global map displaying charge points and their availability, a route-planner, in-car support with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Plug Charge support, and more.
Gett's collaboration with Octopus Energy marks a turning point in London's iconic black cabs' journey towards a sustainable, electric future. By introducing a host of incentives and leveraging Octopus Energy's cutting-edge EV charging platform, this partnership is set to redefine the charging landscape for over 4,000 electric taxis. With an emphasis on accessibility, affordability, and ease of use, the alliance underscores the commitment to accelerate London's black cabs' transition to an electrifying, eco-friendly era.