Ecotricity, an green energy supplier in the UK that focuses on wind energy, is offering 1000 miles of free EV driving each year to any customers who own a plug-in hybrid or pure battery electric car.
Called the ‘Green Electricity + Car’ tariff the 1000 free miles of driving is applied as a reduction in the cost per kilowatt hour. As this cost varies from region to region, we can’t bring you a direct comparison, however we do know that 1kWh is assumed to give 3.88 miles (6.24km) of range.
Dale Vince, founder of Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, said, ‘To get the greatest environmental benefit from an electric car, it needs to be charged using 100% green electricity from the wind and the sun – otherwise you’re still powering it from dirty fossil fuels.’
Ecotricity is the same company responsible for creating the ‘Electric Highway’ a network of charging stations up and down the UK’s various motorways. This network comprises charging from 7kW all the way up to 50kW DC CHAdeMO.
As this charging infrastructure is powered by the same energy mix, it means that drivers who use this tariff will always be driving on 100% renewable electricity.
Ecotricity supplies its customers with 100% green energy – defined as wind, solar and gas made from organic material and algae – although this switch only happened in August 2013. Due to the way in which a supplier’s energy mix is reported, the first full year of 100% green electricity will be recorded as April 2014 – March 2015.
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