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Lloyds Banking Group partners with Zoom EV

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Lloyds has partnered with Zoom EV to offer discounted charging and accident management services to new electric vehicle (EV) buyers.

Prospective EV owners getting finance online through Lloyds will receive a discounted year-long subscription to the Zoom EV package.

It includes discounted access to public charging networks, smart home charging units, EV home energy tariffs and EV accident management services.

Greg Fairbotham, CEO at Zoom EV, said: "Having Lloyds Banking Group as one of our partners is a huge boost in our drive to towards greater electric vehicle uptake. The ability to offer a discounted solution to their customers getting online car finance is a great way to make more people feel comfortable about making the switch to electric.

“All the indicators show that EV adoption is expected to surge especially following COP26 with more and more governments beginning to introduce regulations and incentives. The fewer hurdles to mass EV embracement that we have to overcome, the better it will be for our planet and our health.”

Zoom EV’s customers can benefit from discounted home charger installation from BP Pulse or EO, discounted public charging through Osprey Charging and discounted home energy tariffs through OVO Energy.

The bundle can be bought by EV owners directly or offered by dealerships in a white-label format.

Hendy Group partnered with the firm last year. Mark Busby, the dealer group's commercial director,  said the partnership provides reassurance to customers considering EVs that they can easily access the right services.

Insurance giant Direct Line Group has also recently become one of Zoom EV’s partners.

The partnership follows a year where more EVs were registered than over the previous five years combined, with around 190,000 joining UK roads alongside 115,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), meaning 18.5% of all new cars registered in 2021 can be plugged in.

In December, EVs accounted for 25.6% of all new registrations according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

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