The new service, which is free to all Pure Planet Members, gives users unique insights into their energy consumption, and ways to reduce energy use and save money.
For the first time, members will be able to link their home energy tariff and their electric vehicle, giving real-time cost per mile data, cost per charge and CO2 emission savings compared with a petrol or diesel car. Non-EV drivers will be able to see potential savings from switching to an electric vehicle.
A Pure Planet People and Power report found three quarters of UK adults (75%) want to reduce their environmental impact but nearly a quarter (24%) don’t know how.
The goal of the app is to help people in the transition and the understanding of a household carbon footprint, according to Andrew Ralston, Pure Planet co-founder and CEO.
“As a leading renewable energy supplier, we’re excited to be launching a suite of ground- breaking services to enable carbon-lowering for our members today,” he said. “This new tech, which we’ve built in partnership with bp, will help people cut their energy bills at home and on the move, reduce the CO2 emissions from their energy use and ultimately help to get to net zero.”
With the app, members will have access to personalised insights into energy consumption, cost and carbon emissions associated with their home and related to mobility in one place.
Also, they will discover life with an EV by comparing the fuel costs and CO2 emissions of their current vehicle with a suitable EV.
Members will also benefit from personalised suggestions to reduce their personal carbon footprint, such as using an EV, solar, batteries and smart heating, as well as carbon offsetting services, to help them reduce their costs and reduce or offset CO2 emissions from their energy use, according to Felipe Arbelaez, bp’s senior vice president for Zero Carbon Energy.
“Equipping home energy users and drivers with the understanding and tools to act on their energy costs and emissions will help us all support the UK’s transition to net zero,” he said. “This new digital service can help members better understand their energy world in a personalised way and take their own first steps towards energy solutions that can help improve their lives and reduce their environmental profile.”