A CAR dealership is offering new customers of any new electric or plug-in hybrid a free six-month subscription to the UK’s largest public charge point provider.

Simon Bailes Peugeot, with dealerships in Northallerton, Stockton and Guisborough, is confident the partnership with Polar Plus will encourage more drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles.

It coincides with the launch of Peugeot’s plug-in hybrid range – which includes the 3008 SUV, 508 and 508 SUV – and its first next-generation fully electric vehicle, the all-new e-208. The fully electric e-2008 SUV is also available to order.

With the Polar Plus subscription, the majority of its 7,000 public charging points across the country are free to use whilst, for those that are chargeable, drivers only pay for the electricity used on a per kWh basis, with prices starting from 12p per kWh.

Simon Bailes said: “This collaboration with Polar Plus is a great way of encouraging more motorists to make the switch to electric vehicles.

“With new EV charge points being installed every month, the phenomenon of charge point anxiety is receding. Hopefully this will show that public power sources are readily available."