Energy company Npower has launched a raft of new products aimed at electric vehicle owners, including charging points and an EV-focused energy tariff.
Three EV charging points will be available. The Easy Box is wall-mounted and aimed at domestic or small business use. Npower claims it can charge some vehicles at up to three-times the rate of a 13-amp socket.
The Smart Box charging point can charge certain EVs at up to six times the rate of a domestic socket and is intended for car park shopping centres and offices.
The Easy and Smart boxes will cost between £900-1000, including installation.
The Smart Station is similar to the Smart Box but is free-standing and can charge two EVs. Including installation, it will cost around £4000.
The company is working on a combi-station that can charge an EV at up to six or 12 times the speed of a domestic socket. It expects the product to go on sale in 2012.
Npower has also launched juice-e, an energy tariff that is “designed to support the uptake of electric vehicles.”