npower announces Britain's first bespoke EV tariff
npower has confirmed plans to launch Britain's first bespoke electric vehicle (EV) tariff.
Rob Harper, group project manager at npower, said, 'As an energy company, we have a major responsibility to assist the UK government to meet its climate change targets and sustainability goals. We have already made significant inroads in reducing emissions from our power stations and we are experts in helping our customers reduce their consumption, through energy efficiency measures. The time has now come to help decarbonise the transport sector.'
The British motor industry is on line to receive a £7bn boost from EVs between 2011 and 2014. This takes into account that approximately 300,000 EVs could be on the road by 2014. npower's research also revealed that 33 per cent of Britons would consider purchasing an EV in the next five years, which rose to 41 per cent when the benefits of EVs were explained to them.
Harper concluded, 'We are considering all options for the EV tariff but our main aim is to match the usage for charging the vehicle from renewable sources and to make it as affordable as possible. We hope to make the tariff available to consumers during the summer.'
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Published: 03 June 2011