British Gas News

We’re still offering our full range of services for customers affected by the #AberdeenLockdown, with the exception of non-urgent smart meter appointments.

Please read our updated FAQs to find out how we can support you while keeping everyone safe.

Get more accurate energy bills by sending us regular meter readings. It’s quick and easy to do online – and means you’ll only pay for what you’ve used.

Holidaying at home this summer? You might be wondering what parts of your home use the most energy. Keep a close eye on things with the British Gas app.

Download it from the App Store or Google Play Store today.

Now that we can help you with all types of repair jobs, why not download our app to book an appointment in minutes? It’s quick, easy and means you can arrange your appointment at a convenient time.

Download the British Gas App from the App Store or Google Play Store today.

Our Merseyside team have been going above and beyond for our customers – from handling emergencies to delivering food parcels for the Trussell Trust. And by working with Merseycare, they’re also working to deliver 5,000 healthcare kits to our vulnerable customers in the area.

People who are blind or partially sighted are used to navigating a complicated world, but coronavirus has turned that #WorldUpsideDown with the introduction of social distancing. So today, join us and @RNIB in raising awareness of the issues faced by sharing an upside down image.

The best way to get accurate energy bills is by submitting regular meter readings. It’s quick and easy to do online – and it means you’ll only pay for what you’ve used.

Engineers across the country have been supporting local food banks with the @TrussellTrust. Using their vans, they've been able to deliver thousands of food parcels every day to people who need it most. Great work team! 💙

We’re still here for our customers affected by the #LeicesterLockdown. So if you live in the area and need our help, read our updated FAQs to find out how we can support you while keeping everyone safe.

We’re getting things back to normal as quickly – and safely – as we can. Read our latest Covid-19 FAQs for all the ways we can help.

To help deliver food parcels every month for the
@TrussellTrust, Andy, one of our engineers, held a food donation day with his neighbours and had a fantastic response! They filled Andy’s van with supplies for the local food bank.

Thank you, these donations will go a long way!

We’re aware of fake emails being sent telling people they’ve got an overdue bill – these aren't from us. If you receive one that you don't think is from us, don’t click any links. Please attach it to a new email and send to Then delete it straight away.

As we can’t help with all appointments at this time, our engineers are solving common problems, from their very own homes.

If your thermostat isn’t working as it should, Rob’s here showing some things to try with one from @HiveHomeUK. Let us know if you're still having trouble.

Many of the UK’s unpaid carers have been needing support more than ever. Through our partnership with @CarersUK, they’re now able to keep their helpline and email service running from Monday to Friday every week – giving unpaid carers the vital support and advice they need.

This #CarersWeek, we’re making caring visible with @CarersUK. Join them for a week of virtual events, like ‘Care for a Cuppa’ and Q&As to bring carers together to support one another.

70% of unpaid carers are having to provide more care for their loved ones during the coronavirus outbreak. We’re continuing to work with @CarersUK to help carers get the support they need.

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When our engineers visit customers’ homes, they’ll keep at least two metres away from everyone in the home at all times - ideally by staying in a different room.

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When our engineers visit our customers’ homes, they'll wash or sanitise their hands before entering and at regular intervals during the appointment.

Meet Phil and Ian. They’ve been busy helping the @TrussellTrust deliver food parcels to people in financial crisis.

In just one day, they delivered over 1,000 kg of food to their local food bank which went out to five centres throughout Flintshire – fantastic work guys!

Tonight, we’re clapping for the last time with our engineer Nathan, and his family to say a massive thank you to all the NHS and healthcare workers across the country – the work you're doing is incredible! 👏 ❤️ #ClapForOurCarers

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When our engineers visit homes where people are shielding or vulnerable, they'll wear goggles and a face mask. A cover-all suit will also be worn if anyone has Covid-19 symptoms.

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EDF Energy News

Manage your #energy on the go! Join over 750,000 customers who are already using our #App.
Download the App from the App Store or Google Play

If you’re planning a #staycation this year, would you go in an #electriccar? 🚗

There are many misconceptions around EVs so we’ve created a series of bumper stickers to help bust these myths. Read our research and get your bumper sticker here: #NetZero

EDF has agreed to help @ng_eso by reducing output at #Torness power station for 3 weeks, while essential maintenance is carried out by @ScottishPower . The station will keep producing 1000MW of #lowcarbon power during this period; enough for around 2 million homes.

If you want to lower your energy bills and #carbonfootprint then you need to know about the Green Home Grant Scheme. Improve your home’s energy efficiency and reach your #NetZeroGoals 🙌 Register your interest with us today for more info and updates:

Up and down the country, the nuclear supply chain is ready to use its expertise to deliver a green recovery 📈. They are ready to start work on #SizewellC, and so are we 💪

#Nuclear energy projects can boost economic growth in the short term while supporting the development of a modern resilient low carbon electricity infrastructure. More from the @OECD_NEA on nuclear's role in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery here:

ELCC webinar: An update on industry reform impacting customer’s costs now and in the future.
@edfenergy will bring this #webinar to you live from 11:00 on September 25th, click the link to register for free!

To what extent will practices adopted during lockdown become part of the new normal? @YourSSE, @edfenergy, @unitedutilities and @thameswater will be exploring this in tomorrow's #AskUsAnything webinar:

We’re chuffed to bits with our excellent rating on Trust Pilot - Thank you Natalie we’re grateful you shared! Refer a friend today and when they sign up, we'll treat you both to a £50 Gift Card!

#trustpilot #happycustomer

Following on from winning this category last year, we are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted a second time in a row for the Corporate National Partnership Champion, alongside Citizens Advice Plymouth – thank you @CharityTAwards 2020’

We are ready to fight climate change🌱 by delivering low carbon, always-on #nuclear energy⚡ for millions of people across the UK. Find out more:

Make less of an impact on the planet with an #electriccar - a great alternative to petrol or diesel – like any car they take energy to make but there are some great benefits and a major part of helping Britain achieve #NetZero 🌿 Find out more here:

Moving home can be stressful so we’re here to help you. If you're already an EDF customer, then you can easily take us with you. If you’ve moved into a property we already supply, we can make sure you’re on the best tariff to suit you. Find out more here:

☀️ We're planning to bring #solar power to Sutton Bridge. The proposed new 49.9 MW solar farm will be capable of generating enough #renewable electricity for more than 9,500 homes. Read more at
#edfrenewables #netzero

We’re #proudtosupply energy to UK businesses, many of whom have adapted to support vital services during the pandemic. The Royal Mint are supplying 1.9 million medical visors to the #NHS. Their team are producing over 100,000 per week. Here's their story:

🚚 Ever wondered how we transport a 250-tonne wind turbine to a new wind farm site? Find out in our latest blog:

#edfrenewables #greenrecovery #renewableenergy #lowcarbon #windpower

Thanks Sean! We are pleased you are finding our App useful! Download the App now from the App store or Google Play Store to top up your energy wherever you are.
#EDFApp #Happycustomer

Buying your #firsthome is so exciting and there’s so much to think about. Our #firsttimebuyer guide helps with energy saving tips, which could help you save money and has advice on choosing the right tariff for you. Read the guide here:

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Scottish Power News Updates

Diolch i chi @ScottishPower am gytuno i barhau i ariannu ein rhaglen MockCOP, sy'n annog trafodaethau ar newid yn yr hinsawdd ymhlith pobl ifanc 14-18 oed drwy fforwm arddull y Cenhedloedd Unedig yng Nghymru. #SPFoundation #elusen #newidhinsawdd

🎉We’re so excited to be receiving funding from the @ScottishPower Foundation for our Swift City project! 🎉
This project will help turn Edinburgh into Scotland’s first swift-friendly city and provide lots off opportunities for you to get involved! #SPFoundation

📰Good News!📰

We're delighted to say that @ScottishPower Foundation have agreed to fund one of our vital projects! #SPFoundation

They will be funding our 'Wheeling for Independence' which provides vital wheelchair skills training to young people.

Thank you #SPFoundation! 💚

Brilliant news! We've been awarded £100k from @ScottishPower Foundation to part fund Generation Wild; to connect young people from disadvantaged communities with wetland nature 💧🌱💙 to improve their mental wellbeing & help create future conservationists>

The #ScottishPowerFoundation has pledged an impressive £1.2M to 21 UK charities this year, making a positive difference to the lives of thousands in communities around the country. Find out about the fund and the incredible projects here:


❗️The Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms remains in place. Flooding and lightning strikes could impact the electricity network. ⚡️🌧

If you have a power cut call us on 105 ☎️

More info 👉

#SPEnergyNetworks #WeatherWarning

Our ScottishPower returner programme is now open to applicants from diverse backgrounds who have taken a career break or have lost their job in the STEM sector due to #COVID19. Apply here👇
#BetterFutureQuicker #diversityinstem

Barry Carruthers, Head of Innovation, Sustainability and Quality at Scottish Power will explore the critical role of the energy sector in the race to decarbonise, in this guest lecture @UniofNottingham 2 Sept, 5:15pm. @ScottishPower

Powering a #GreenRecovery with one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world ➡️ The story behind the 10-year project to build East Anglia ONE by the world's leader in #renewables 🍃🌊♻️ via @business

Today we opened the first 6 of 180 public electric vehicle charging points with @transcotland @nlcpeople and @SouthLanCouncil with the aim to triple Lanarkshire's EV charging capacity.

More here 👉

#BetterFutureQuicker #ProjectPACE


Fantastic session at #SRONSHORE20 discussing the challenges & opportunities for the sector in light of the immense political and social changes we are seeing. Chris Yiu @InstituteGC, Hazel Gulliver @SPRenewables, Jamie Maxton, @sserenewables & Stephen Lilley of Greencoat Capital

The @ScotGov response to the AGER report puts green growth central to a #greenrecovery. We need to speed up the transition to #netzero and ensure regulation, policy and mechanisms support this. Our #10step plan provides immediate steps to make this happen

ScottishPower recognise that some young people may be disheartened by their exam results this year, particularly in the midst of the #Covid_19 pandemic. Today we support #NoWrongPath and show different routes to achieving career goals.
#ScottishPower employees share their stories

We support #NoWrongPath
#NoWrongPath inspires and reassures young people by demonstrating that there are different career routes available to them. Exam results are not the only key to unlocking future success.
#ScottishPower employees share their stories

We support #NoWrongPath
#NoWrongPath shows young people that many professionals in interesting jobs across Scotland may not have taken a traditional path to get there. Exams results are not the only key to unlocking future success! #ScottishPower employees share their stories

"Why constrain investment when we could be making the most of what we’ve got to grow the #renewables sector?"
@SPRKeith #OffshoreWind #GreenRecovery 💚

Our Onshore Wind Conference takes place next week. Hear from Hazel Gulliver, Director of Engagement @ScottishPower as we consider what #Brexit, the climate emergency & COVID-19 means for the future of the sector:

👷 Opportunities available for OHL construction managers and EHV site managers in South Lanarkshire, Scotland working for our client @ScottishPower 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿


#construction #power

#EastAngliaONE is now fully operational, an incredible achievement, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. A huge thanks to @GreenInvGroup @SiemensGamesa and all other organisations involved #BetterFutureQuicker #Offshorewind

Last report from @InfraCommScot recommends a specialist body to provide long-term infrastructure advice to @scotgov, enshrining the Place Principle and establishing a Construction Accord - read more here - #infrastructure

.@ScottishPower employee, Michelle, is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer but she’s not letting that stop her. She’s taking on her #RaceforLifeAtHome challenge tomorrow - a 10k along her local canal. Support her fundraising efforts here:

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SSE News Updates

All voting resolutions passed at our AGM:

We're delighted to announce our proposed 30.5MW Lenalea #onshorewind farm in Co. Donegal, a JV with partners @coilltenews Renewable Energy, has received the green light after it provisionally won a contract in Ireland’s first competitive #RESS auction.

❗ Shareholder alert ❗ There’s still time to register your votes ahead if our virtual AGM on 12 August. Find out more.

⚡ 🔌 £2.2m cable installation completed by @ssencommunity in Aberdeen to support safe and secure power for over 11,500 homes and businesses.

From disappointing school grades to personal challenges, everyone’s journey is unique, including lots of our people here at @SSE. If you’re feeling anxious or disappointed after receiving exam results, please remember there is #NoWrongPath #dyw #examresults @DYWScot


Shetland HVDC Link main contractors confirmed with construction kickstarting in August: @ssencommunity @Siemens @BAMNuttall @ABBgroupnews #greenrecovery #renewables #electricity #netzero #poweringcommunities #climateaction

SSE Enterprise will be Founding Partners of @World_EV_Day, putting the spotlight firmly on the need for innovative EV solutions.

As part of the move to decarbonise its fleet in line with the SSE Group’s #EV100 commitment, colleagues at @ssencommunity have been trialling a fleet of #EVs vans.

Have you voted yet ahead of our online AGM? If you’re a shareholder, register your votes now and find out more on how to access the AGM here.

Scottish civil engineering contractor RJ McLeod has been awarded the main contract to build the 103-turbine Viking Wind Farm in Shetland, one of the largest contracts of this type ever awarded in Scotland. #windenergy #windjobs #netzero #greenprint

Our SSE Enterprise business joined @PeterboroughCC @CranfieldUni @SmrtrGridSols yesterday in the launch of the largest smart city-wide energy system in the UK. 🏙️⚡

❗ Shareholder alert ❗ There’s still time to register your votes ahead if our virtual AGM on 12 August. Find out more.

Our networks business @ssencommunity has developed an accelerating a Green Recovery plan to develop the world’s most extensive electric vehicle charging network by 2025. 🔌🚗

The decarbonisation of heavy industry is critical to the UK achieving #netzero. The development of shared #carboncapture and #hydrogen infrastructure would allow projects like our proposed Keadby 3 Power Station in Lincolnshire to help deliver a #greenrecovery in the years ahead.

UK Prime Minister@10DowningStreet

Today PM @BorisJohnson has announced £350 million to cut emissions in heavy industry and fuel our green economic recovery from #coronavirus

"A significant milestone": Major @SSE Shetland subsea power cable to mainland approved by @ofgem @bbcshetland @BBCScotlandNews

Approval of Shetland transmission link unlocks over £1bn of investment.

#greenrecovery #netzero #investment #electricity #renewables #climateaction

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nPower News Updates

Thanks for all your messages today! We're logging off now and we'll be back at 8am tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your evening :-) ^Phil

Good morning, the team are back and ready to help with your account queries. We'll be here until 8 pm. ^Steve

Thanks for your messages today! We're logging off for the day and we'll be back at 8am tomorrow. Have a lovely evening :-) ^Vicky

That's all we have time for today! The team is back from 8am on Monday if you need us, but the most important thing now is to enjoy the rest of the weekend :) Stay safe out there and be kind to each other. Goodnight. ^Martin

Thanks for all your messages today! We're logging off now and we'll be back at 8am tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your evening :-) ^Alan

Good morning, our twitter doors are open and the team are ready to answer your account questions. Drop us a DM, we'll be here until 8 pm. ^Steve

Wednesday is over which means are on the decline to the weekend. Have a lovely night and the team will be back from 8am to help with your energy queries ^Carmel :-)

Morning, half way through the week already! The Team are here to help with your energy Qs until 8pm. Have a good day :-) ^Vicky

That's all we've got time for this evening, thanks for your tweets and messages. The team is back tomorrow from 8am. Goodnight. ^Martin

Thanks for all your messages today! We're logging off now and we'll be back at 8am tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your evening :-) ^Alan

Good morning everyone, we hope you had a good weekend and soaked up some of the glorious sunshine. The team will be here until 8 pm to help with your account queries. ^Steve

Thanks for the company today; we'll be back from 8am on Monday to pick up where we've left off. For powerloss queries call 105,or check our FAQs for account help: Take care and stay safe out there! :-) ^Beth

Good morning, we're back until 6pm on this sunny Saturday! ☀️ Come and say hello, or DM us any questions you have! :) ^Beth

That's all we have time for today. Have a lovely evening and the team will be back tomorrow from 8am. ^Carmel :-)

Good morning, it's Friday and we're in for a scorcher today! Whist you soak up the sun, the team will be here answering your account questions. We'll be here until 8 pm. ^Steve

We are done for another evening, just time to say goodnight and stay safe out there! The forecast for tomorrow is shorts. ^Martin

We are logging off for today, we are sorry for anyone we have not managed to speak to. We are logging back on at 8am tomorrow. ^Neil

Thanks for all your messages today! We're logging off now and we'll be back at 8am tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your evening :-) ^Alan

Good morning, the team are back and ready to help with your queries. Drop us a tweet, we'll be here until 8 pm. ^Steve

Thanks for all your messages today! We're logging off now and we'll be back at 8am tomorrow. Have a nice evening :-) ^Vicky

Thanks for all your messages, it's been great chatting to you all! The team are heading out for the evening, but we'll be back again from 8am on Monday morning. For power loss queries call 105, or check our FAQs: ^Jess

Good morning everyone! We're here to help with your energy Qs until 6pm - pop us a tweet if you need us :-) ^Vicky

It's Friday and the start of the weekend, what will you be getting up to? We'll be here to help with your queries until 8 pm. Drop us a tweet if you need us. ^Steve

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Eon Energy News Updates

Today the new @ofgem #pricecap levels were announced which come into effect from 1st October for customers on a default tariff

In line with our prediction, average bills will fall by £84

Check out our blog and video for more information:

It’s a #scorcher out there ☀️

With our new #climatecontrol system you can create the perfect temperature at home all year round

Too hot in summer, too cold in winter? Find out how you can regulate your home:

We’re celebrating a major milestone with @NissanUK in our vehicle-to-grid technology project

With 20 chargers installed, our first in a large-scale V2G partnership can help businesses make better use of their #EV fleet.

With falling wholesale costs, we expect @ofgem to announce a reduction to the energy price cap level of at least £85 for an average household, beginning this autumn

This will help around 11 million households in the UK on standard variable tariffs:

With today forecast to be the #hottestdayoftheyear, we've compiled top tips to help you save energy and benefit from the power of #solar at home

Find out more - including how to get £500 off in-roof solar panels right now - here:

We’re proud to continue our support for apprentices as part of the @EUSkills Partnership
“Apprenticeships are one vital part of our wider strategy to create the skilled workforce needed to deliver the UK’s essential services & tackle the climate emergency” says Michael Lewis, CEO

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Protect yourselves in Cold Weather this Winter

People working in extreme weather environments may experience damage due to cold stress. This is a blanket term for when the body can’t maintain a healthy temperature due to prolonged exposure to temperatures below about 8°C.

To avoid danger, people rely on behavioural thermoregulation. When facing the bitter cold, they seek shelter and clothing that will protect them. People instinctively know they must avoid prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures.

In a cold environment, the body expends great energy to keep warm. Steady core temperature is essential to survival. Therefore, blood flow (and heat) is shifted from the extremities. Fingers, toes, and even limbs are sacrificed to keep the chest and abdomen warm.

Prolonged exposure to severe cold can lead to hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot, and chilblains. 

Alcohol, fatigue and open wounds increase the risk of hypothermia, which occurs when the body loses more heat than it produces. Early symptoms include shivering, slurred speech, lack of coordination, and cold, pale skin. 

Frostbite occurs when the skin and underlying tissue freeze. Symptoms include cold and tingling or stinging followed by numbness. Trench foot and chilblains are more likely under cold and wet conditions.

While each of these conditions are dangerous, they are only the tip of the iceberg. According to a report by Public Health England, exposure to extremely cold weather increased incidents of heart attack, stroke, flu, respiratory disease, falls, and injury. 

In the last 5 years, there have been 168,000 cold-related deaths in the U.K. Wet conditions and high or cold wind exacerbate the risk.

People who work in cold weather include those in the construction, agricultural, security, and commercial fishing industries. At particular risk are those who work without breaks, older people and those with heart-related health issues.

There are several things employers can advise workers to do to protect themselves. First, they can wear at least three layers of clothing. The outer layer acts as a windbreak. It should be durable but ventilated. 

The middle layer insulates and should also absorb sweat. The inner layer should be well-ventilated to allow moisture to escape so skin remains dry. In general, loose clothing is better than tight garments.

Areas that may require extra protection include the top of the head as well as ears, face, hands and feet. In extreme cases, eye protection may be required. Footwear should be waterproof.

For people working outdoors in the cold, shifts should be scheduled for the warmest part of the day. The time workers spend outdoors should be limited.

Additionally, warm liquids provide relief on a cold day, so providing them to workers can be helpful. To avoid too much caffeine, green and herbal teas, decaffeinated coffee or hot broth might be good options.

Finally, it’s important to pay attention to weather reports, wind chill factors and other data and schedule work accordingly. Be aware of the symptoms listed above and pay special attention to those who are older or have heart issues so that you can help keep them safe.

Bio This is a smaller section of a larger guide about working in cold environments, Many will work in cold temperatures this winter and there are many things that employers and employees can do to protect themselves.

Wondering how to work out your gas consumption?

Gas bills can be suprisingly complicated. Is your meter metric or imperial? What does calorific value mean and why does it keep changing?

We’ve made a new page which explains all about the different types of meters, what all those numbers mean and how they’re calculated.

It also includes a simple calculator which will tell you how much gas you’ve actually used and what it should cost you.

Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Gas Calculator

Ovo Energy News

Feeling the heat? With temperatures remaining high over the next few days find out how much it costs to leave a fan on overnight

How to keep your home cool during a heatwave

Looking for some summertime reading? To celebrate #BookLoversDay we’ve put together our top 10 books on sustainable living, the environment and climate change. Find our list here 👉

Check out our top tips to help keep your house cool and save energy ⛱️ this summer. 👉

The amazing @EnergySparks helps young people learn how to make their schools more energy efficient – carbon-kicking skills they can then take home! We’ll be funding 350 UK schools. Check it out 👉

MAJOR news for the global energy system, with the coal fleet shrinking in H1 2020 for the first time on record

New analysis from @GlobalEnergyMon published by @CarbonBrief

Carbon Brief@CarbonBrief

NEW - Analysis: The global coal fleet shrank for first time on record in 2020 | @GlobalEnergyMon

🌍@Earthwatch_Eur is planting 12 Tiny Forests in deprived areas of the UK, to act as outdoor classrooms. Children learn about the environment, while the forests will absorb up to 7.2 tonnes of CO2 per year 💚👉

Welcome to the next generation of nature conservationists!🌱Thanks to @action4conserv, we’ll be funding their WildEd programme in 99 schools across the UK, where young people get to create their own eco projects. 👉

Happy #WorldNatureConservationDay! And a great day for us to introduce our new world-changing programme, Climate Changers. Thanks to our members, we’ve teamed up with 3 partners to help 1000s of UK kids take action on the climate crisis 🌍👉

Win a £300 voucher for a unique camping holiday! ⛺Vote for your fave staycation idea in our latest blog post, packed with UK adventure inspiration ⛰🏊 Find out how to make a trip closer to home your best holiday yet 🥾🌿

Ends 30th July, T&Cs apply.

As Europe approves its biggest ever green stimulus, we’re partnering with European energy supplier Eni gas e luce to accelerate the #zerocarbontransition 🙌

We’re bringing clean #energy, a better experience and low carbon #tech to millions more customers

We’re loving the latest initiative from @NHS trialling “green prescriptions”. We’ve always known planting 🌳🌲 is good for the 🌍… well turns out it’s good for you too 🙌💪

Some awesome news to end the week - we’ve made the shortlist for the @BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 🙌💪
🏆Company of the Decade
🏆Company of the Year
🏆Net Zero Now Award for Decarbonisation Strategy of the Year
🏆Leader of the Year
🏆Sustainability Executive of the Year


A decade of celebrating the green economy

Noticed how much more air pollution there is with more cars back on the roads? We’ve signed up to @ClimateGroup's UK Electric Fleets Alliance to help improve air quality and cut carbon by getting more EVs on the roads. 🚗⚡️