Building on the launch of its Responsible Business Ambitions earlier this year, Centrica has also joined EV100, a global initiative by the Climate Group, which brings together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. Centrica has committed to electrify its 12,500- strong fleet of vehicles by 2030, having already racked up over one million electric miles over the last five years.
All work that is undertaken is backed by a 12-month British Gas guarantee and the chargers are covered by a 3-year manufacturer warranty. Customers will need to complete a quick digital survey which allows the engineer to understand what parts and labour are required for the install, without the majority needing a physical visit to the customer’s home. The OLEV grant application is done on behalf of eligible customers which means the cost of installs start from £249.
The home charging offer follows the launch of a package of solutions from Centrica Business Solutions designed to help businesses tackle the challenges of the EV transition, which could require up to 18GW of additional power by 2050, equivalent to an extra 30% on top of the country’s current peak demand.