SSE Energy Services has become the latest supplier to launch an electric vehicle (EV) tariff, allowing drivers to charge for free.

The ‘1 Year Fix and Drive’ tariff is, as the name suggests, a one-year fixed tariff that gives EV drivers up to 2,000 kWh of electricity for free per year, provided they charge their car overnight. For the purpose of the tariff, SSE classifies overnight as midnight to 7am.

All electricity for the tariffs will be matched with 100% renewable energy, the supplier said. The offering is to be available to both new and existing customers and available with no exit fee.

However, a smart meter is needed for the tariff so the overnight energy usage can be tracked by SSE, with consumers having up to 60 days to arrange installation from taking out the tariff.

It’s the first EV tariff launched by SSE, which has previously supplied power for EV charging network Source London and earlier this year committed to electrifying its fleet by 2030.

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