Customers who purchase a Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will be able to charge it for free for the first 10,000 miles of its use through OVO Energy, the two companies have today announced. New owners of the Outlander would have to switch to OVO’s 100 per cent green energy Energy EV Everywhere tariff to benefit from the deal, after which their accounts would be credited with £20 each month for 24 months to cover the typical cost of charging the vehicle.
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A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK could be brought forward to 2035, the Prime Minister is expected to say. Boris Johnson will make the announcement on Tuesday (4 February 2020) at the launch of the COP26 UN climate talks taking place in Glasgow in November. In a speech on Britain’s contribution to tackling climate change, he is expected to say the government will consult on bringing forward the planned ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035 – or earlier if feasible. The government’s adviser, the Committee on Climate Change, said in May last year that 2040 was too late for the phase of petrol and diesel cars and vans. It recommended 2030 as the end date for sales of these vehicles. Commenting on the government’s plan, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy, Mike Childs, said: “The government is right to accelerate the phase-out of petrol and diesel cars to curb air pollution and address the climate emergency, but the ban should start in 2030 – not 2035. A new 2035 target will still leave the UK in the slow-lane of the electric car revolution and meantime allow more greenhouse gases to spew into the atmosphere. If the UK government wants to show real leadership ahead of this year’s climate summit it must also urgently reverse its plans for more climate-wrecking roads and runways – and pull the plug on its support for new gas, coal and oil developments.”
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The change is being made to help Britain achieve virtually zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century. The policy will be unveiled at an event to launch Glasgow’s hosting of a United Nations climate summit in November. But it could be overshadowed by a blast from the summit’s former head, who was recently sacked by the prime minister. In a bitter retaliatory letter, Claire O’Neill accused Boris Johnson of promising money and people to support her work, but failing to deliver either.
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