Centrica and Volkswagen announce EV enablement partnership

Centrica and Volkswagen announce EV enablement partnership
  • Centrica, exclusively through the British Gas brand, selected to install home charging stations and provide aftersales services to Volkswagen Group customers across UK
  • Partnership supports the rollout of Volkswagen Group’s 80 electric and plug-in hybrid models and sales of up to 3 million all-electric cars a year by 2025
  • The Volkswagen ID.3, set for release this summer, is the manufacturer’s first model of a completely new generation of pure electric vehicle
  • Volkswagen’s Elli subsidiary, founded in early 2019, is the Group’s mobility partner for charging hardware and related services and will be the partner for British Gas


Centrica, the UK’s biggest energy company, and Volkswagen Group, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, are set to accelerate EV adoption across the UK, after agreeing a three-year partnership to provide home charging hardware solutions for new EV owners.

The deal will see Elli, the central provider of charging hardware and related services for the main Volkswagen Group, work exclusively with British Gas to deliver a package of home charging installations, aftersales services and preparatory electrical upgrades across the UK. This will help customers to transition to EV smoothly and cost effectively, initially across the Volkswagen, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with plans for Audi to join later this year.

Volkswagen Group has committed to introducing 80 electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2025.

Centrica is working with car manufacturers, fleet owners and public bodies to support them in EV readiness, providing an EV enablement package which includes charger infrastructure, energy management, financing, and optimisation. It also offers a British Gas electric vehicle tariff that allows consumers to take advantage of off-peak electricity prices by using the car dashboard or car manufacturer’s app to schedule EV charging during the cheaper night time hours.

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About Centrica
Centrica is a leading international energy services and solutions provider, founded on a 200-year heritage of serving people. Through our two customer-facing divisions, Centrica Consumer and Centrica Business, we supply energy, services and solutions to over 26 million customer accounts. We serve customers across the UK, Ireland, North America and Continental Europe through strong brands such as British Gas, supported by around 13,000 highly trained engineers and technicians. We are focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers, enabling them to transition to a lower carbon future. Our aim is to reduce emissions in line with Paris goals by 2030 and develop a path to net zero by 2050.

About Volkswagen
The Volkswagen Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management.
Volkswagen Group UK comprises of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands. In 2019 Volkswagen Group UK delivered around 478,000 cars with a market share of 20.7% of the UK passenger car market. In addition, we delivered a further 42,000 vans and pickups.

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