I have recently bought a VW Golf hybrid car, which of course needs petrol, occasionally, and electricity, often, for charging its battery. The battery takes about 3½ hours to charge from a three-pin socket and, depending on your tariff, costs about 85p. This works out at roughly a fifth of the cost of petrol to run the car.
Anyway, enough of the sales pitch but my attention was drawn to the VW website and a link to Ecotricity with the heading, ‘Power your car with green energy. Choosing a green energy supplier can make all the difference. Ecotricity, the green energy company, has come together in partnership with Volkswagen to bring renewable energy to your home.
Is that not a bit misleading? Or even a lot misleading? They seem to me to be suggesting that they can provide green energy to my home, which is absolute nonsense short of them laying a cable direct from source to my house. Mind you the price that they quoted me would probably pay for it as it was more than double what I pay at present.
I am not against green energy, per se, but misleading adverts that may well convince those that already think that there electricity comes from the company that they pay for it, to change to a more expensive 'green' supplier and get the same stuff.