The idea of a car powered by electricity isn’t particularly new, but it has always seemed to be a bit farfetched. That is, until now.
With significant advances in battery technology coupled with a global need to reduce emissions, Electric Vehicles (EV’s) are widely predicted to replace our petrol and diesel cars over the next 20 years. In 2017, the UK Government announced their intention to ban the sale of all Petrol & Diesel fuelled cars by 2040 (2032 in Scotland).
Whilst these dates may feel some way off, the change for many will happen much sooner than you might think. In fact, already, over 150,000 EV’s are driven on UK roads and this is predicted to increase to over 1.5 million in just the next 5 years.
At ScottishPower we plan to help you make the transition to EV easy. That’s why we’ve launched our first EV tariff, powered by 100% renewable energy and built a handy public charge point finder in our YourEnergy app.
This is just the start of course, and we’re working away developing lots of other exciting products and services to help you on your EV journey.
If you are thinking about buying an EV, or just want to know more, then why not take a look at some of our other useful articles and blogs here on the community. We’ll keep adding to this as the UK’s transition to more sustainable transport continues.
And - if you already drive an EV - then why not take a look at our new SMART Green Electric Vehicle June 2020 tariff to see if it can benefit you or you could give our handy public charge point finder a try.
This is just the start of our EV journey together!