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Santander, MG Motor to launch EV benefits scheme

Stewart Grant

Santander Consumer Finance has extended its partnership with MG Motor to provide dealers with a benefits scheme for customers buying new electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in time for the September 73-plate change.

The EV Benefits Ecosystem is available to customers choosing to finance their new cars with MG Motor Financial Services and is powered by ZoomEV, which works closely with customers to understand and address concerns about going electric.

Available across MG Motor’s 153-strong dealer network, the scheme provides access to exclusive benefits and discounts on essential EV services including home charging installation and public charging tariffs, as well as educational EV content and over-the-phone support from EV experts providing guidance on essential customers services and how to access them.

Other benefits include discounts on nationwide parking, a discount on an emergency roadside recharging service and access to various prize draws to win free kilowatt-hours of charging.

Stewart Grant, commercial director at Santander Consumer UK, said: “Making the switch to electric is a big decision for car buyers which is why we are making it easier for them by joining forces with ZoomEV to launch this ecosystem of EV benefits to all customers choosing to finance a new MG EV or PHEV through MG Motor Financial Services.

“We’ve been wanting to support customer transitions into EV for some time now and a survey of MG dealers we conducted earlier this year really focused our attention on education and cost as barriers to the customer.

“The EV Benefits Ecosystem addresses key concerns about going electric and provides a host of cost saving benefits from leading EV service providers, coupled with the reassurance of an over-the-phone support service right from the start of their EV ownership experience.”

David Allison, head of product and planning at MG Motor, said: “Launching the EV Benefits Ecosystem in time for the all-important September plate-change sales period will provide new MG customers with attractive added-value benefits which will enhance their buying and ownership experience with cost savings and peace of mind, which are key parts of the transition to electric.”

The EV Benefits Ecosystem is available to all MG Motor Financial Services customers at no additional cost and is valid for 12 months.

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