The firm, which is Britain’s largest producer of low carbon electricity, has added the vehicle to its fleet as part of its Sustainability Commitments and is also testing recharging solutions.

Eric Salomon, energy field services director at EDF Energy, said: 'We are delighted to add the first Peugeot iOn in the UK to our fleet. It fits in perfectly with our ambitions to provide low-carbon solutions.

'EDF Energy, Britain's largest producer of low-carbon electricity, fully supports the development of electric vehicles and believes the take-up of clean, electric transport to be crucial to Britain meeting its carbon reduction targets. This is why we are playing a leading role in the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

'Sustainability is at the heart of EDF Energy and initiatives like this will help us meet the targets set when we announced our Sustainability Commitments, one of the biggest packages of environmental and social measures announced by any British energy company.'

Phil Robson, fleet sales director at Peugeot UK, added: 'We are very pleased to be delivering our first Peugeot iOn in the UK to EDF Energy. Electric cars are an important part of future urban mobility, alongside hybrid vehicles and highly efficient diesel and petrol engines. As well as the all electric Peugeot iOn, we will also this year launch the world's first diesel hybrid vehicle the 3008 HYbrid4, new e-HDi micro hybrid technology and later a range of highly efficient three cylinder petrol engines. Together these new vehicles will help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce customers' motoring costs.'