The steep costs of visiting long-distance partners is a problem for nearly a third of all couples who had to postpone or cancel at least one visit due to financial reasons.
David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said: “Electric cars could be the solution to three-quarters of all long-distance couples in the UK.
“To help keep driving costs even lower, PEUGEOT is collaborating with Polar Plus, the UK’s largest public charging network, to give new PEUGEOT electric or plug-in HYBRID drivers a six-month free subscription to the Polar Plus network.”
Around 65% of Polar Plus’ charging stations are free to use for subscribers, meaning PEUGEOT drivers will have access to free electricity from more than 4,500 charging stations around the country. At payable stations, drivers simply pay per kWh used, starting from 12p per kWh.
PEUGEOT’s new generation electric vehicles (EVs) fulfil the brand’s philosophy of ‘Unboring the Future’ by offering customers the option to ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’ without compromising on space, technology, looks or driving sensation. By 2023, PEUGEOT has promised to offer electrified variants across its entire model line-up.
The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 starts from £28,550****, to find out more, visit: www.peugeot.co.uk/showroom/new-208/e-208/
*Research by PEUGEOT found 75% of all long-distance couples in the UK live within 200 miles of one another, less than the electric range in the all-new, full electric PEUGEOT e-208.
**PEUGEOT interviewed 1,500 members of the UK public who either were in a current long-distance relationship or had previously been in a long-distance relationship to find out their travel arrangements and costs of seeing their partner.
***The average new petrol and new diesel car fuel economy is 50.5mpg and 57.9mpg
A 145-mile trip would cost £16.50 and £14.90 for petrol and diesel drivers. With 21 visits per year, petrol and diesel drivers would spend £346.35 and £312.70 visiting their partner.
For all-new e-208 owners, the average UK electricity tariff is 15.5p kWH, with a 33.4kWh recharge costing £5.18. Over 21 visits, this would cost UK drivers £108.72 if they were to use a home charger throughout the year.
****Price includes the £3,500 Plug-in Car Government Grant, which must be claimed by your supplying retailer and is subject to conditions.
Stimulating, rewarding driving, sleek design, and uncompromising quality form the brand’s pledge to its customers and help produce the emotion provided by each PEUGEOT vehicle. Operating in around 160 countries with more than 10,000 points of sale, the brand sold more than 1,450,000 vehicles in 2019. PEUGEOT combines exacting standards, allure and emotion with the goal of being the definitive high-end, broad-based brand with global reach.
The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, all-new 208, 308, 508, all-new 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the Partner, Expert and Boxer. PEUGEOT is committed to low emission vehicles with a strategy to electrify every model in the range between 2019 and 2023.
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