ScottishPower is launching a new tariff for electric vehicle owners that provides discounted charging during off peak hours.
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, according to the energy provider.
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 smart EV charger.
Charging can 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.
Keith Anderson, ScottishPower CEO, 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.”