British Gas announces free EV charging for a year

Nov 16, 2023 | Transport

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British Gas has announced a new incentive for electric vehicle owners across Greater Manchester, offering a year of free home charging for customers who purchase a Hive EV charger and switch to, or use British Gas for electricity. A market-leading offer of 8000 miles of free home charging to help customers with their bills and cut carbon by charging at off-peak times.  

The offer is available for new and existing British Gas electricity customers who have a smart meter and purchase one of Hive’s EV chargers. Customers don’t need to be on a certain tariff and chargers don’t have to be installed by British Gas, they can be ordered through Hive or one of its partners.  

Gav Murray, Director of Hive at British Gas has said ‘’We are on a mission to do all we can to make greener home solutions more affordable and accessible. As more electric vehicles hit the road, we want to make sure the right products are available for those who are able to make the switch and encourage as many people to do so as possible.’’ 

“Electric vehicle uptake is a key part of the UK’s drive to net zero. Our FreeCharge proposition not only supports this uptake but, by shifting charging to when demand on the grid is at its lowest, we’re accelerating the journey towards a greener future.” 

The offer comes as the demand for EV continues to grow in the UK, with households looking to make greener choices. Research by British Gas recently revealed that almost four in five people (78%) say that they are willing to make changes in their own homes to tackle climate change, and more than one in three (35%) said they would install a home charger to power an EV.  

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