E.On has launched a 100% renewable electricity tariff designed specifically for electric vehicle drivers, offering a fixed reward equivalent to driving 850 miles for free.
E.On ‘Fix and Drive’ is a two-year fixed price tariff is available to drivers who own or lease a plug-in electric or hybrid vehicle who receive a £30 credit on their electricity account six months after they sign up to the tariff and is earned annually.
Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said: “Sales of electric vehicles are increasing year on year and the UK is now one of Europe’s largest markets for them. Drivers need to be able to charge their cars quickly and conveniently, and for many, that means plugging in at home.
“Our new Fix and Drive tariff has been specifically designed with these customers in mind, who likely have higher electricity bills, to provide competitive pricing, a rebate and clean energy to supply their homes and power their vehicles.“
The tariff comes with 100% matched renewable electricity certified through Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO), while E.On will aim to offset the carbon associated with customers’ gas use by funding projects that reduce CO2 emissions.
The launch of ‘Fix and Drive’ is the latest move by the Big Six energy supplier to move into the EV space. Since launching an e-mobility business unit at the end of 2016, E.On has launched its own EV charging network in selected markets – pushing into the UK with a dedicated ad campaign in November 2017 – as well as forming partnerships with the likes of Nissan, with whom it is developing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging capabilities.
This week it unveiled it unveiled a new 150kW ultra-fast charging station for EVs on a German motorway A3, which will be upgraded to 350kW by the end of the year.