Free 1,000 miles with a new electricity tariff

No, i­t’s not a new airline deal – green energy company Ecotricity has launched an electricity tariff which gives drivers 1,000 free miles a year. Whether they need to charge […]

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By Vicky Ellis

No, i­t’s not a new airline deal – green energy company Ecotricity has launched an electricity tariff which gives drivers 1,000 free miles a year.

Whether they need to charge an electric car or a plug-in hybrid, customers will also get free access to Ecotricity’s national network of fast chargers, the Electric Highway.

Dale Vince, founder of the energy supplier 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.

“When away from home – drivers of electric cars will also have access to the Electric Highway which will allow fast-charging at 90% of motorway service stations around Britain. So when you’re out and about you can still drive with zero emissions.”

The energy firm has signed a deal with Volkswagen Group, the UK importer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA, to be their official green energy supplier.

All customers buying an electric car from one of the Group brands will be offered the new Ecotricity tariff and a free smart meter installation.