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New partnership to help accelerate EV uptake

Octopus Energy to partner with Volkswagen to help fast-track uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). 

For the partnership, the Volkswagen group will offer customers in the UK who move to Octopus Energy’s renewable energy tariff and purchase a VW EV a £90 energy voucher. 

For the ID.3 Volkswagen EV, this equates to 8,000 free miles. 

The offer will also be available to existing Octopus Energy customers who purchase an EV from one of the participating Volkswagen brands. 

Greg Jackson, CEO and founder of Octopus Energy, said: ‘Tackling climate change means focusing on the biggest polluters, so switching transportation from dirty fossil fuels to clean green power has to be top of the agenda.

‘It’s super exciting to see the world’s largest car manufacturer fully commit to electric vehicles – the only way to decarbonise our roads and protect our planet.

‘Our partnership with Volkswagen is an important step towards transitioning to a renewable energy future globally, and we can’t wait to get started.’

In related news, earlier this year (August 20) Octopus Energy was chosen to power a new generation of on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

Octopus Energy has secured funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for two new EV charging infrastructure projects.

The first project, Agile Streets, will develop a new business model to encourage EV drivers to switch to a flexible charging schedule while connected to new on-street charge points.

Photo Credit – Pixabay 

 

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