On the road to Net Zero: Ford and Centrica to offer new electric vehicle services in UK and Irish markets

Centrica and Ford are set to offer new electric vehicle services in the UK and Ireland as the UK’s biggest selling car manufacturer accelerates its electrified vehicle plans in Europe.

  • Deal to deliver charger installations and energy tariffs for new Ford electrified vehicles in an easy, one-stop charging solution
  • Centrica to develop approved electric charging installation service across hundreds of Ford dealerships

Under the planned partnership, Ford will work exclusively with Centrica to deliver a dedicated home charging installation service and EV tariffs from British Gas and Bord Gáis Energy that will allow Ford customers to benefit from lower energy prices for overnight charging. Centrica will also make its installation service available to support hundreds of Ford dealerships across the UK and Ireland. 

Sarwjit Sambhi, CEO of Centrica Consumer said: “We’re committed to helping our customers to make the transition to a lower carbon future and are proud to be supporting Ford with the launch of their new electric vehicle range.

“I believe we are uniquely positioned to help customers at home and in business to make the shift to electric vehicles, harnessing the power of our global network of over 13,000 technicians and engineers to deliver solutions that are simpler, faster and more affordable for consumers.” 

Every new Ford passenger vehicle nameplate in Europe will include an electrified option – mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full battery electric. Upcoming all-electric models include an all-new, Mustang-inspired performance SUV with a range of 370 miles coming in late 2020.

Andy Barratt, Managing Director of Ford of Britain, said: “Ford is committed to delivering one of the most comprehensive line-ups of electrified vehicles for our customers, powered through the Ford home charger Wall Boxes.

“With their scale, experience and access to the electric grid, our partnership with Centrica will enable us to offer a one-stop shop for our customers as they transition to an electrified vehicle, including exciting new vehicle options, wall box, installation service and electricity tariff.”

Building on the launch of its Mobility Ventures team earlier this year, Centrica is continuing to work with other car manufacturers to support their customers and dealership networks on EV readiness, providing a one stop shop for charging solutions including charger infrastructure, energy management, financing, and optimisation. 

The company has also expanded its digital service, Local Heroes, to offer homeowners electric vehicle (EV) charging installations while Centrica Business Solutions has launched a package of solutions for large businesses that includes new solar and battery storage facilities to help meet increased onsite power demand.

Further details of the Centrica and Ford partnership will be announced closer to launch. 

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About Centrica

  • Centrica plc is a leading international Energy Services and Solutions provider. Our purpose is to provide energy and services to satisfy the changing needs of our customers, enabling the transition to a lower carbon future. We’ve been serving customers for over 200 years and aim to be at the centre of their daily lives - central to helping them run their world in ever more sustainable ways.
  • We believe that the electrification of transport will be fundamental to global decarbonisation efforts and are committed to working with customers and partners to drive progress in this space. 
  • Centrica is a member of EV100, a global initiative by the Climate Group that brings together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. 
  • As the owner of the third largest commercial fleet in the UK, Centrica has committed to electrify its 12,500-strong fleet of vehicles by 2030, having already racked up over one million electric miles over the last five years.
  • In the UK it is forecast that 85,000 electric vehicles will be sold in 2019 and by 2030 there will be over 5m electric vehicles on the road. The National Grid Future Energy Scenarios predict up to 35m EVs by 2050. In Ireland, the Government’s recent Climate Action Plan is forecasting 950,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030.
  • This year, Centrica has published its Responsible Business Ambitions, focussing on four key areas: customers; climate change; colleagues; and the communities in which Centrica operates. 
    • As part of this, we aim to help customers reduce their emissions by 25%, directly contributing 3% via our products and services, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 2.5 million UK homes. 
    • We also aim to reduce our own internal emissions by 35% in the ten years to 2025 and, by 2030, demonstrate that we are on track with Paris, and develop a path to net zero by 2050.

About Ford

  • Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. 
  • The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. 
  • Ford employs approximately 196,000 people worldwide. 
  • For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

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