Mini has partnered with OVO Energy to offer buyers of the new Mini Electric 5,000 miles worth of free home charging.
To take advantage of the offer, customers have to switch their home energy supply to OVO Energy’s EV Everywhere bundle.
The bundle uses 100% renewable electricity and includes two years’ free Polar Plus membership
David George, director of Mini UK, said: “Our Mini Electric customers have already taken a big step in lowering their carbon emissions, so we’re pleased now to recommend this exclusive offer with OVO Energy, for those drivers who want to reduce their footprint even further.”
Once signed up to the offer, Mini Electric drivers who charge their cars at home will receive a discount of £11 on their bill each month for the first year of their tariff. This adds up over the year to the equivalent of 5,000 free miles for drivers charging their car off-peak on Economy 7, or 3,300 free miles for those on the single-rate version of the tariff.
Tom Pakenham, director of Electric Vehicles at OVO Energy, added: “The partnership between OVO Energy and Mini UK brings even more electric vehicle drivers across the UK the opportunity to benefit from smart charging. Our EV Everywhere bundle helps customers have more control over their total energy usage, with a complete at-home and on-the-go energy solution, enabling zero-carbon driving.”
The new Mini Electric is built at the brand’s Oxford plant alongside versions with a combustion engine. It will arrive in dealerships in March, with almost 2,000 already sold via pre-order.
Using a 32.6kWh battery, and borrowing technology developed for the BMW i3, the Mini Electric can cover 144 miles (WLTP).