British Gas has launched its Hive EV charger as the latest smart home charging product for electric vehicle (EV) owners to be able to manage and control their charging and costs.
The product, developed with EO Charging, is one of the smallest chargers on the market, it claims. The move follows research by British Gas which reveals 39% are willing to install a home charger to power an EV, and more people are increasingly considering their home charging options, it said.
Customers will be able to charge their EVs for less with the new British Gas tariff, which provides off-peak electricity between 12am and 5am at under 10p per kWh.
The charger is available to purchase with installation arranged by British Gas for £1,199 including VAT or £119 per month via the recently-launched interest-free credit option. It can be purchased for £739 as a standalone product.
British Gas gives customers a 3-year warranty where it arranges installation and a 2-year product guarantee on standalone charger sales. British Gas and Hive are also offering £100 credit back on the first energy bill for switching to the British Gas EV tariff.
New and existing Hive EV charging customers will also receive £50 Hive vouchers to spend on any Hive technology upon completion of a charger installation.
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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