Shell Energy is launching a new electric vehicle (EV) charging offer including an EV tariff and charger.
The offer includes a discounted home smart charger installed for £299, a saving of 14% compared to the retail price of £349.
The charger, provided by Shell-owned NewMotion, provides 7kW of power, charging a typical EV in five hours, Shell said. It will be powered by 100% renewable energy, with Shell Energy switching to 100% renewables last year as it re-branded from First Utility.
There is also access to a 24/7 helpdesk provided, with the offer also including a dedicated EV tariff allowing 2,000 miles worth of free charging per year. This is based on the average cost of 4p per mile and is equivalent to £80 annual credit.
In addition, through the Shell Recharge app customers are to have access to 135,000 charge points across Europe and 2,000 in the UK. Drivers will also have access to Shell Recharge points on Shell forecourts, with 200 expected by the end of the year, Shell said.
Charging solutions and bundles have been launched by a number of energy suppliers as e-mobility continues to grow. OVO and ScottishPower have both launched bundles, and Octopus Electric Vehicles launched a fleet charging bundle and home charging solution last month. EV specific tariffs are also becoming increasingly common, with both E.On and SSE launching tariffs.
Shell Energy’s offering comes as it also unveils new research revealing the majority of consumers (70%) are now considering purchasing an EV for their next vehicle.
Colin Crooks, CEO of Shell Energy, said: “We support the need for the UK to move faster to meet climate targets and our research shows that there is also public support for the earlier ban on traditional car sales.”
The government recently confirmed that it is consulting on bringing the phase out of petrol and diesel vehicles forward to 2035.