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Pure Planet to offer EV charging insights with app expansion

Pure Planet's new service will offer cost per mile data, cost per charge and CO2 emission savings for EV drivers. Image: Pure Planet

Pure Planet's new service will offer cost per mile data, cost per charge and CO2 emission savings for EV drivers. Image: Pure Planet

Pure Planet and BP are launching a new digital service allowing households and drivers to see the financial cost and emissions of personal energy use.

Customers will be able to link their home energy tariff and electric vehicle (EV) for the first time, with the new service offering real time cost per mile data, CO2 emission savings compared with petrol and diesel and the cost per charge both at home and using public chargers, along with remaining battery charge and miles remaining.

Meanwhile, non-EV drivers will be able to see the potential savings from switching to an EV. The service, which also gives insight into energy consumption, ways to reduce energy use and how to save money, is free to all Pure Planet customers on its app from today (7 July 2021).

The service offers personalised suggestions to reduce customers’ carbon footprint, such as using an EV, solar, batteries and smart hearing, as well as carbon offsetting services.

Further services are planned over the coming months, including those that enable customers to optimise their home energy consumption and use energy management solutions to maximise savings and model how smart energy solutions can reduce their costs and CO2 emissions.

"This new tech, which we’ve built in partnership with BP, will help people cut their energy bills at home and on the move, reduce the CO2 emissions from their energy use and ultimately help to get to net zero," said Andrew Ralston, Pure Planet co-founder and CEO.

In May 2020, the supplier announced it was eyeing up an EV tariff and a Smart tariff to interact with solar and battery storage technologies to provide cheaper prices, having launched a new fixed tariff.

Since then, it has partnered with Lightsource Labs, with the two to offer a solar and battery storage solution for UK homes that utilises Lightsource Labs’ home energy management technology Tribe and cloud-based Virtual Power Plant platform.

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