The manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors UK and Ovo Energy have announced an agreement for new Outlander PHEV customers to receive free charging for the first 10,000 miles driven.
Ovo Energy provides the charging with 100% renewable energy sourcing, and will credit £20 each month for 24 months to cover the deal. It is unclear what would happen should the calculated price not match the real one, or if there are stipulations for drivers who drive more than the estimated £20 of electric power per month.
Additionally, customers will further receive a 7kW OVO Smart Charger, or membership to the Polar Plus EV charging network. The manufacturer was proud to calculate the estimated CO2 savings by driving a hybrid (in electric mode) which stand around 1,610 tonnes of tailpipe CO2, compared to a 100g/km CO2 producing combustion engine.
So far around 50,000 Outlander PHEVs were registered in the UK, but we expect this will boost sales in the short term. In the long term, the new electrification debate in the UK government may ban sales of all emissions-producing vehicles by 2035. By then, we expect Mitsubishi will have stocked up their vehicle model range a bit more in the emissions-free direction.
Rob Lindley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK described the partnership as quite ambitious: “Only by partnering with OVO Energy could we make such a bold offer, and we hope it will successfully drive our shared ambitions of making transport in the UK more sustainable as quickly as possible.”
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