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British Gas launches EV tariff ahead of fleet charging service

British Gas has launched its first electric vehicle residential tariff, which will be followed up by EV charging services for business customers.

The residential EV tariff launches ahead of Centrica’s new intelligent EV charging service for fleets

The Green Drive Nov 2020 tariff offers customers a cheaper rate for seven hours at night – 12.30am to 7.30am – to charge their electric vehicle while also providing renewable energy and a gas carbon footprint offset with Certified Emissions Reduction Certificates. The smart tariff is dual fuel, fixed until November 2020 and has no exit fees.

Peter Simon, customer propositions and product director at British Gas, said: “Customers who choose this tariff will have peace of mind that if they charge their electric car overnight they can take advantage of lower prices. We want to offer our customers different types of tariffs that suit their individual needs and help them understand their energy usage.

“This is our first residential EV product. Over the coming months, we will launch further electric vehicle charging services to both residential and business customers.”

His comments follow Centrica’s recent announcement that it is to launch a new intelligent EV charging service offer for businesses following its investment in the Driivz charging management platform.

The new service – being offered by Centrica Electric Vehicle Services (CEVS) – will integrate the Driivz platform and provide a fully managed solution to meet the needs of organisations that want EV charging facilities for their employees and/or their depot-based fleets.

It will also provide drivers with access to a self-service portal that gives total control over their EV charging needs, from managing their account and setting payment plans, to planning tools that help to identify, reserve and navigate to their next charging point.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.