npower Confirms Britain's First Bespoke EV Tariff at Grand Designs

By Npower, PRNE
Sunday, May 15, 2011

WORCESTER, England, May 16, 2011 - npower has confirmed plans to launch Britain's first bespoke Electric
Vehicle (EV) tariff.

Rob Harper, group project manager at npower said: "As an energy company,
we have a major responsibility to assist the UK Government to meet its
climate change ( targets and sustainability
goals. We have already made significant inroads in reducing emissions from
our power stations and we are experts in helping our customers reduce their
consumption, and therefore bills, through energy efficiency measures. The
time has now come to help decarbonise the transport sector.

"We are considering all options for the electric vehicle tariff
(, but our main aim is to
match the usage for charging the vehicle from renewable sources and to make
it as affordable as possible. We hope to make the tariff available to
consumers during the summer."

npower confirmed the tariff at Grand Designs Live at ExCel in London,
where it is showcasing home and public charging points, alongside a Tesla,
the world's fastest EV.

According to experts, the British motor industry is on line to receive a
GBP7 billion boost from electric cars between 2011 and 2014. This takes into
account that approximately 300,000 EVs could be on the road by 2014.

npower also revealed that 33% of Brits would consider purchasing an EV in
the next five years, which rose to 41% when the benefits of EVs were
explained to them.

In addition to the new EV tariff, npower is launching a dedicated EV
website, where consumers can follow the developments within the energy sector
and catch up on the latest news from npower.

About npower:

npower is one of the UK's largest energy supplier ( and has 6.5 million customer accounts
across the UK, including over 238,000 small to medium sized enterprise sites
and around 17,000 industrial and commercial customers, with over 100,000

npower is a market leader in renewable energy. npower juice matches green
energy (
primarily from off-shore wind farms for juice customers at no extra cost Join
the energy industry discussion on npower's interactive debating website the
brighter energy debate where you can post your questions, views and comments

npower sponsors The Football League

npower has been awarded platinum status in Business in the Community's CR
Index and is one of twenty-nine companies to have achieved the CommunityMark
since its launch. All CommunityMark achievers have been recognised for
demonstrating excellence in their holistic and strategic approach to
community investment.

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