- 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.