Energy giant E.ON has created a new tariff in the UK tailored to low-emission road users.
The Fix and Drive tariff provides registered electric vehicle or hybrid drivers a two-year supply of 100 per cent renewable energy and a yearly reward of £30, equivalent to 850 free miles.
The free miles are based on the assumption that 1 kilowatt hour provides 4.4 miles of drive time.
The new tariff is targeting people who traditionally have higher electricity bills, offering them a rebate, clean energy, and “competitive pricing”, according to the company.
Michael Lewis, chief executive of E.ON UK, commented: “It’s clear that the country needs an increase in electric vehicle charging points, whether at home or workplaces, in car parks or alongside leisure facilities. We’re leading the charge, with both E.ON Drive for businesses and now E.ON Fix and Drive for residential customers.”
“Sales of electric vehicles are increasing year on year and the UK is now one of Europe’s largest markets for them. Drivers need to be able to charge their cars quickly and conveniently, and for many, that means plugging in at home,” he added.
E.ON’s move is a signal that the coming together of home energy use and clean transportation is inching closer. The announcement is also the latest in the energy company’s attempts to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Earlier this year, it teamed up with Google to develop a service to help UK households work out the solar potential of their homes. Project Sunroof uses data from Google Earth and Maps to estimate the level of solar power untapped on roofs around the UK. An estimated 10,000 people have requested an analysis in Germany where the project has been operating since last year.