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Octopus Energy helps NatWest Group’s customers switch to an electric vehicle

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Published: 25 February 2021

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NatWest Group has launched a joint offering with green energy tech company Octopus Energy – a My Green Pod Hero – to help people and businesses go green.
The package is available to NatWest Group’s retail, business and wealth customers who will now be able to purchase EV charge points at discounted rates.

‘Bonkers savings’

This bundled solution offers the entire stack of infrastructure, technology and software needed to switch to electric vehicles, along with an assessment of each customer’s individual needs.

This is the first time a major bank and a renewable energy supplier have come together to provide such a solution.

‘Transport accounts for a third of the UK’s carbon emissions, making it the country’s largest emitting sector and in desperate need of transformation if we are to reach Net Zero.

‘Octopus Energy is so excited that NatWest has committed to promoting sustainable practices and will be joining us on this mission to green our roads. If more people and businesses realised the bonkers savings they could get and switched to an EV, the benefits it would have on our planet would be massive.’

CEO and founder of Octopus Energy

Help to go green

In addition to discounted EV charging technology and installation, customers will get access to Octopus Energy’s 100% green electricity tariffs and smart meters.

Free access will be provided to Octopus Energy’s ‘Electric Juice Network’ – the UK’s only EV roaming service to allow access to public charge points across the country, with all costs appearing on their energy bill.

Solar and battery technology are available to complement the core charging infrastructure offer, and funding options for businesses are provided by NatWest.

As an added bonus, Octopus Energy will manage the process to help customers take advantage of available government grants.

‘By working with Octopus Energy, we are offering a bundled solution to help people and businesses go green. We are determined to play an active role in the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy and accelerating the take up of electric vehicles is a crucial part of the transition.

‘This access to EV charging technology will make it easier and more affordable for our customers to make a positive difference to our environment.’

Head of Climate Change at NatWest Group

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