ScottishPower has become the latest energy company to debut a dedicated tariff for electric vehicle (EV) owners that promises to help them cut the cost of running a zero emission vehicle. The company said the exclusive new tariff would allow EV owners to access discounted charging during off peak hours, taking advantage of cheaper electricity rates through their smart meter for the first time. It calculated that making use of the tariff would cut the cost of driving a mile in an EV to a tenth of the cost of driving a petrol car the same distance. Dubbed SmartPower Green EV January 2021, the tariff will provide discounted power between the hours of midnight and 5am. A smart EV charger developed by Wallbox and installed by ScottishPower will also allowing charging to be scheduled in advance through an accompanying smartphone app.
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