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ScottishPower launches ‘cheaper than petrol’ off-peak EV tariff

ScottishPower EV charge point

ScottishPower has launched an exclusive new tariff aimed at EV owners providing discounted electricity rates during off peak hours, in a bid to encourage EV uptake. 

The cost of charging an EV via this new tariff will be a tenth of the cost per mile of running a standard petrol car when comparing electricity costs with the cost of fuel.

ScottishPower’s chief executive, Keith Anderson, said: “A tariff that enables drivers to charge their vehicle for up to ten times less than the cost of petrol is a game changer. 

"ScottishPower wants to help customers benefit from electric vehicles as quickly as possible as that will help improve air quality and cut carbon quicker. Helping cutting the cost of motoring will help people switch to electric vehicles faster.”

The SmartPower Green EV January 2021 tariff allows customers to take advantage of discounted charging times between the hours of midnight and 5am, with ScottishPower’s innovative smart EV charger also allowing charging to be scheduled in advance and set by a smartphone app.

Based on a Nissan Leaf (40kWh battery) and an annual mileage of approx 6,000 miles, an electric vehicle driver with this new tariff would only pay £62 charging costs for the year.

The ScottishPower Smart EV Charger, powered by Wallbox, was unveiled by the company late last year and is the UK’s smallest fast charging point with charging taking 50% less time than some others currently available.

ScottishPower also recently announced it would become the first integrated energy company in the UK to produce 100% green electricity and is already supporting the UK’s switch to cleaner greener transport by unveiling an unique link-up with the major car retailer Arnold Clark allowing buyers to purchase or lease an EV of their choice, book a home charging point installation and sign up to the exclusive ScottishPower tariff all at the same time.

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