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Arnold Clark partners ScottishPower to drive EV ownership

Arnold Clark chairman and chief executive Eddie Hawthorne

Arnold Clark has partnered with utility giant ScottishPower to streamline the adoption of EVs with the provision of home charge points and 100% renewable energy tariffs for customers.

ScottishPower told the energy sector website that the decision to partner up with the AM100 car retailer was taken on the back of a YouGov poll which predicted a surge in interest for EVs over the next three years.

The survey of around 2,000 adults, commissioned by ScottishPower, predicts one-in-five adults who don’t currently own an electric vehicle, or aren’t currently in the process of buying one, will soon be considering either the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle.

ScottishPower said that a third of those who don’t currently own an electric vehicle, would be more likely to consider purchasing one if the manufacturers guaranteed that their power would come from 100% renewable sources.

Keith Anderson, ScottishPower chief executive, said: “That’s why we’re accelerating the switch to electric vehicles by giving customers everything they need to make the change hassle-free through our new end to end electric vehicle package and partnership with Arnold Clark.

“The signals couldn’t be clearer – people are telling us they want electric vehicles faster than expected, and that means the decarbonisation of our transport system, and improved air quality, can be delivered faster too.”

Arnold Clark chief executive and group managing director, Eddie Hawthorne, said: “The landscape of the automotive market is changing and inevitably the buying behaviour of our customers.

“Arnold Clark will continue to provide great value for money and knowledge on a range of electric vehicles throughout the UK with the additional incentive that our new partners, Scottish Power, will provide a network of recharging points to keep you on the move with confidence.”

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