Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and OVO Energy drive sustainability ambitions with new collaboration
December 10, 2019: Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and OVO Energy today announce a new partnership to help drive the decarbonisation of transport. Recognising that meeting the UK’s net-zero carbon commitment by 2050 will require collaboration and partnerships across industry, the two businesses have teamed up to offer innovative green solutions to their respective customers.
OVO Energy has already set ambitious goals, committing in Plan Zero to decarbonise its own operations and halve its members’ carbon footprint by 2030. It currently offers a one-stop zero carbon solution at home and on the road called EV Everywhere, with electric vehicle drivers able to choose from either a free Smart Charger or POLAR plus membership, with a two-year Fixed Energy plan with 100% green energy.
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, also known as The Colt Car Company, has been selling the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the UK’s and the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle, since 2014 and believes that plug-in hybrid technology has an important role to play in the transition to decarbonised mobility. It provides drivers with their first experience of electric motoring while also greatly reducing road noise and improving air quality in urban areas when driving in electric mode. A recent survey of Outlander PHEV drivers indicated that 90% of customers charge their vehicles at least two to three times per week to take full advantage of its 28 mile (WLTP) electric range.
Tom Pakenham, Director of EVs, OVO Energy said: “Electrifying transport represents one of the biggest opportunities for like-minded businesses to work together and offer competitive greener solutions to their customers.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Mitsubishi Motors to explore innovative and exciting ways to benefit our customers and the environment.”
Rob Lindley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, commented: “OVO Energy and Mitsubishi Motors are ideally matched because both companies offer their customers the ability to take practical steps towards a greener future in a useful and pragmatic way.”
“By joining forces, we will not only encourage even more people to accelerate their decarbonisation ambitions, we will also make it more convenient, affordable and practical for them to do so than ever before.”
Today’s announcement is the first stage in the collaboration between Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and OVO Energy. More details of future initiatives will be announced in due course.
NOTES TO EDITORS: Mitsubishi Motors Media information: www.mitsubishi-media.co.uk Mitsubishi Motors Customers information: www.mitsubishi-motors.co.uk
OVO Energy Media information: https://www.ovoenergy.com/ovo-newsroom OVO Energy Customer information: https://www.ovoenergy.com/ev-everywhere
ABOUT THE MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV With close to 50,000 registered in the UK since 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the UK’s most popular plug-in vehicle with a real-world EV range of 28 miles, emissions of 46g/km and an official fuel economy figure of 139.7 mpg (WLTP). A recent survey of Outlander PHEV customers reveals that half their average weekly mileage is driven in electric mode, with 68% charging at least once per day and 90% charging several times (2-3 times or more) per week. 83% would recommend an Outlander PHEV to family and friends and 25% say they are considering a pure electric vehicle for the next vehicle, making it a true gateway vehicle towards an all-EV future and an important step on the road to zero.
ABOUT MITSUBISHI MOTORS Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which particular expertise in SUVs, pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since producing its first car more than a century ago, it has demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach by developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Mitsubishi Motors’ brand strategy is expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline, reflecting the personal drive and forward-looking attitude of the brand and its customers, underpinned by its continuous investment in innovative new technologies as well as attractive and authentic new vehicles for ambitious drivers all around the world.
ABOUT OVO ENERGY Founded in 2009, OVO Energy is the leading independent energy retail company in the UK and OVO Group’s flagship energy brand, offering an unparalleled scope of digital energy services, solutions and technologies to its pay-monthly customers. OVO Energy redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. Today OVO Energy and its Retail partners serve 1.5m customers, all striving to deliver more affordable clean energy for everyone.
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