British Gas Expands Smart Home Charging Solutions with Hive EV Charger for Electric Cars

British Gas Expands Smart Home Charging Solutions with Hive EV Charger for Electric Cars

(IN BRIEF) British Gas has announced the launch of its Hive EV charger, a compact and smart home charging solution for electric vehicle owners. Developed in partnership with EO Charging, the charger offers improved control and cost management for EV charging. Customers can take advantage of British Gas’ new tariff, providing off-peak electricity at an affordable rate. The Hive EV charger is available for purchase at £1,199, including installation by British Gas. Standalone charger sales are priced at £439. The introduction of the Hive EV charger demonstrates British Gas’ commitment to supporting customers on their journey to achieve net-zero emissions.

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, 30-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ —  Centrica (LON: CNA), a British multinational energy services and solutions provider, announces that British Gas has unveiled the Hive EV charger as its latest addition to the range of smart home charging products. Developed in collaboration with EO Charging, a prominent UK-based EV charger manufacturer, this compact charger, about the size of an A5 notebook, offers electric vehicle owners enhanced control and management over their charging process and costs.

The introduction of the Hive EV charger comes as British Gas conducted research revealing that 39% of respondents are willing to install a home charger for their electric vehicles, highlighting the growing interest in home charging options.

Customers will benefit from the new British Gas tariff, which provides off-peak electricity at a rate of under 10p per kWh between 12am and 5am, allowing for more cost-effective EV charging.

The Hive EV charger is part of British Gas’ commitment to supporting customers on their journey towards achieving net-zero emissions.

For £1,199 including VAT, customers can purchase the Hive EV charger with installation arranged by British Gas. Alternatively, there is an interest-free credit option available at £119 per month. The standalone charger can be purchased for just £439 including VAT. British Gas offers a 3-year warranty when installation is arranged through them, and a 2-year product guarantee for standalone charger sales. As an added incentive, British Gas and Hive provide £100 credit back on the first energy bill for customers who switch to the British Gas EV tariff. Additionally, upon completion of a charger installation, new and existing Hive EV charging customers will receive £50 Hive vouchers to spend on any Hive technology.

With the Hive EV charger, British Gas aims to empower electric vehicle owners with convenient and cost-efficient charging solutions, promoting sustainable transportation and contributing to a greener future.

Kim Royds, EV Director for British Gas said:

“We’re excited to introduce this state-of-the-art charger in addition to our suite of products that help customers on the journey to net zero. It will save users money and help the environment, especially when used in conjunction with our new British Gas EV tariff. Our trusted engineers have installed over 10,000 electric car home chargers and users can be assured they have a dedicated team of EV experts to help them along their journey.”

Tom Pollard, Director of Hardware Distribution Sales for EO Charging said:

“As demand for EVs continues to grow, customers are looking for a smart, high-quality charging product that helps integrate their new vehicle into their lifestyle in a simple and cost-effective way. Our latest OCPP-compliant home charger distils more than five years’ worth of learnings from our work with over 60,000 domestic customers, offering best in class technology and reliability. We’re delighted to see this recognised by an institution like British Gas, and to become charger-of-choice for its customers.”

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About British Gas

British Gas is Britain’s leading supplier of energy and services and the country’s biggest retailer of zero carbon electricity. We are part of Centrica, a company founded on a 200-year heritage of serving people. We provide energy and services to over 7 million UK homes and businesses, supported by around 7,500 highly trained engineers and technicians. We also offer a range of innovative products and services, including Hive and our on-demand digital trades service, Local Heroes. Our purpose of helping Our purpose of helping customers live sustainably, simply and affordably drives our strategy and our People and Planet Plan.

SOURCE: Centrica plc


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