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ScottishPower launches end-to-end EV package

Partnership with car dealer Arnold Clark enables customers to choose the brand of car they want

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Home chargers that come as part of the deal are helping to build the UK's EV infrastructure
Home chargers that come as part of the deal are helping to build the UK's EV infrastructure

ScottishPower has partnered with motor dealership Arnold Clark to introduce what it describes as the UK’s first “end-to-end package” electric vehicle (EV) ownership.

 

The company’s latest move follows its announcement, last month, that it intends to become the first large energy company in the UK to produce 100 per cent green electricity via wind power.

 

Renewable energy tariff

 

The link-up means buyers can purchase or lease an EV of their choice, book a home charging point installation and sign up to an exclusive 100 per cent renewable electricity tariff as part of the same package.

 

“We have moved on from fossil fuels to concentrate on clean renewables and today we announce the UK’s first end-to-end electric vehicle package that is 100 per cent green. After removing carbon from how we generate electricity we believe the decarbonisation of the UK’s transport system has to be next,” said Keith Anderson, CEO, ScottishPower.

 

“This means industry and government working together to build the infrastructure, so we can charge electric vehicles as well as building clean and cheap renewables to bring down the cost of motoring.”

"After removing carbon from how we generate electricity we believe the decarbonisation of the UK’s transport system has to be next”

As part of the process, customers will receive the UK’s smallest fast charging point as well as having access to the ScottishPower app to facilitate smart charging. According to the energy company, this will ultimately allow vehicle charging to be remotely scheduled via a smart phone to start/stop charging at a time that suits day or night, allowing electric vehicle owners to take advantage of cheaper unit rates at off peak times.

 

“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,” continued Anderson.

 

“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.”

 

“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 partner, ScottishPower, will provide a network of recharging points to keep you on the move with confidence,” added Eddie Hawthorne, chief executive and group managing director, Arnold Clark.

 

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