Under the deal, British Gas will provide free surveys for drivers of Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid i-MiEV and Outlander PHEV, which will be launched in the UK next year, and various charging options.
These options range from a simple dedicated circuit from £375, which protect the home supply from overloading, to a wall-mounted charging point with prices starting at £799.
In London, eastern England, the Midlands and Milton Keynes, drivers could be eligible for a free Chargemaster Homecharge–i unit, as part of British Gas’ deal with POLAR.
British Gas was also one of the first utilities to offer a dedicated off-peak tariff specifically for electric vehicle and plug-in drivers.
“We are very excited about our work with Mitsubishi Motors in the UK,” says Dan Taylor of British Gas. “Pure-EVs and plug-in hybrids are an increasingly popular solution to people’s concerns over controlling costs and preserving the environment, and British Gas is well-placed to be at the heart of this electric revolution.”
Meanwhile, Swiss company ABB yesterday launched the Terra Smart Connect Duo, the first dual AC and DC fast charging unit, which can recharge vehicles in 30-120 minutes.
The 22 kW system is compatible with Daimler’s smart electric drive vehicles and the Renault Zoe in AC mode, as well as CHAdeMO-compatible vehicles like the Nissan EV200, Mitsubishi Outlander, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner.
IBM to help drive through Irish electric vehicle charging network (2-Oct)
British Gas and Vauxhall join forces to offer fast charging for Ampera (27-Mar)
British Gas to install home chargers for electric company cars (17-Aug 2011)
British Gas to install charging points for Nissan LEAF (3-Mar 2011)
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