Plug in, charge up and go
Electric vehicles are the low-cost solution to modern living
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are an increasingly attractive alternative to traditional fossil-fuelled cars, especially as petrol prices have rocketed in recent months. It’s estimated that the number of EVs could rise up to 85,000 by 2015, and up to 600,000 by 2020.
The reason for this predicted leap is that they’re cheaper to run and better for the environment than petrol cars. EVs are set to become a vital part of a low-carbon future for all of us, something that EDF Energy, Britain’s largest producer of low carbon electricity and the first sustainability partner of London 2012, is passionate about.
EDF Energy is driving the development and spread of electric vehicles with a growing network of home, workplace and public EV charging points. These charge points will help contribute to a more sustainable Britain.
To support the development of the electric vehicle industry, the company has gone into partnership with a number of motor manufacturers. The most recent pairing is with Peugeot UK and Citroën UK, offering everyone who buys a new Peugeot iOn or Citroën C-Zero a fully bundled EV recharging package for £799.
This includes a free home survey and installation of EV charge points. The charging point has a timer function to enable easy off-peak recharging and is covered by a three year warranty. A smart meter and consumption statements are provided as part of the package to help owners understand the cost of charging their vehicle.
Thanks to EDF Energy’s Eco 20:20 tariff, owners with this bundled offer will also receive 20 per cent cheaper electricity in the evenings and at weekends – the period during which 66 per cent of home charging was carried out according to EDF Energy research. The savings speak for themselves – it costs just £1.92 to charge a Peugeot iOn or Citroën CZero from empty, which works out at around 3p a mile, a lot less than a traditional petrol vehicle of up to 16p a mile.
The savings on offer with electrical vehicles are not just financial either. EDF Energy believes the take-up of clean, green, electric transport is key to Britain meeting its carbon-reduction targets.
“EDF Energy’s ongoing commitment to a low-carbon vision for Britain is to inspire people to take action against climate change,” says Bethan Carver, Manager of Product Development at EDF Energy.
EDF Energy is promoting the use of sustainable energy through a number of other products and initiatives. One of these is the Team Green Britain campaign, supported by EDF Energy, which is a community of people who working together to reduce their carbon footprint.
The campaign, now entering its third year, has already achieved its target of inspiring one million people across Britain, with more to come this year. To find out how you can play your part, go to www.teamgreenbritain.org and www.savetodaysavetomorrow.com
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
scienceScientists find the answer to a question that even puzzled Darwin
A very timely Great Train Robbery and a frantic 24 Hours in A&E among the highlights
scienceThe new development in bio-printing technology could be used in the future to restore lost vision - though years of research still await
Geoffrey Macnab: The Wolf of Wall Street's account of white-collar excess is A Rake’s Progress on steroids
arts + entsThe 'Friends' actor on his new role as campaigner on addiction issues
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 4 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
- 5 Status: Wet - Woman walks off a pier while checking Facebook on her phone
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
- < Previous
- Next >
£ Negotiable + Bens: Citifocus: Highly regarded Asset Manager with progressive...
£18000 - £22000 per annum + Award-Winning Benefits: FCm Travel Solutions: FCm ...
£23000 - £27000 per annum + £18K base & uncapped commission & benefits: Flight...
£22610.19 - £26378.76 per annum + Excellent Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: I...