Mini and OVO Energy to offer 5,000 miles of ‘free’ driving

Mini is offering electric vehicle owners 5,000 miles of ‘free’ driving as part of a new partnership with OVO Energy. 

The offer is available to all owners of the all-electric Mini, which BMW launched last year.

The car costs £24,400 and has a battery capacity of 32.6 kWh which has a range of 235 to 270 kilometres.

Customers of the electric vehicle who choose to switch from their current home energy supply to renewable energy company OVO will receive an £11 discount on their bills each month, which over a year is the equivalent to 5,000 free miles of driving. 

By switching to OVO, individuals will have access to a 100% renewable energy supply. 

The package will also provide individuals with unlimited access to the UK’s largest EV charging network of over 7,000 public charging points. 

OVO has also teamed up with Mitsubishi, to bring owners of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 10,000 green miles. 

David George, director of Mini UK said: ‘Our Mini Electric customers have already taken a big step in lowering their carbon emissions, so we’re pleased now to recommend this exclusive offer with OVO Energy, for those drivers who want to reduce their footprint even further.’

Tom Pakenham, director of electric vehicles at OVO Energy said: ‘The partnership between OVO Energy and MINI UK brings even more electric vehicle drivers across the UK the opportunity to benefit from smart charging.

‘Our EV Everywhere bundle helps customers have more control over their total energy usage, with a complete at-home and on-the-go energy solution, enabling zero-carbon driving.’

In related news, 70% of car buyers are now considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) for their next car, with the savings made overtime being a major contributing factor. 

According to the survey conducted by Shell Energy Retail, 80% of recipients said that their desire to do more for the planet made EVs more appealing. 

75% of people said that EVs are more attractive because they are quiet, 55% said they are likely to purchase one because petrol and diesel vehicles will be phased out soon, and 50% agreed that it sets a good example to children. 

Photo Credit – Pixabay 


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