Irish electricity supplier, Pinergy, is offering irs customers free electric vehicle charging on Fridays, to ensure that they have a full charge going into the weekend.
'Free Friday' runs throughout 2020
The 'Free Fridays' offer is open to residential users who have one of Pinergy's smart meters installed, and it will run throughout 2020. The move comes as electric car sales continue to spike upwards (another 11 per cent increase in EV sales in the first ten days of the 2020 market). Equally, Pinergy is trying to get ahead of the expected Government white paper, aiming to introduce legislation that would ban the sale of purely petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
'Green' energy supply
Commenting on this latest initiative for electric vehicles users, Philip Connor, Head of Energy Services, said: "As part of our mission to help our customers to deliver a sustainable energy future, we are developing innovative solutions for today's electric vehicle driver who sees the benefits of charging at home or in the work place. These include convenience of charging overnight or during working hours as well as separating the cost of charging electric vehicles from other electricity supply. All businesses, homes and farms supplied with energy from us also benefit from 100 per cent green energy making their energy choices more sustainable."
Smart meter app to monitor usage
According to Pinergy, those customers using a smart meter can monitor their electricity usage via an app, which will show them how much current their EV is drawing when it's charging, and how much they're saving with this free electricity offer.
Pinergy also says that it can help its customers with ensuring that they receive the SEAI grant for installing an electric car wall charger at home.
Pinergy said in a statement that: "The Government has also said that by the year 2025 we should expect the number of new EVs on the road will rise from four per cent (currently) to between 12 per cent and 14 per cent. Overall there has never been a better time to move to electric vehicles. Generous grants, low motor tax rates, zero BIK on company vehicles, zero emissions, improved driving range and innovative charging solutions all add up to why it makes sense to switch to electric in 2020. Pinergy has already started to migrate its own company car fleet to electric over the last year and continues to support accelerated migration to electric vehicles through innovative charging solutions for homes and businesses."