Renault has announced British Gas as its preferred supplier for vehicle charging points for its range of 100% electric zero emission cars and vans for the UK.
The agreement with Renault will see British Gas supply and install electric vehicle charge points across the country for homes and businesses. Following the launch of the Renault Kangoo Van Z.E later this year, will be the new Renault Fluence Z.E and ZOE models, alongside the Renault Twizy two seater.
Customers are expected to pay from £995 including VAT for the domestic installation of a charging point by British Gas. The charging points are a safer way to charge electric vehicles than plugging straight into home electricity and have the added benefit of reducing charging time by one third.
British Gas customers will also benefit from three years of its free Home Electrical Care, providing the customer with unlimited call outs for all home electrical repairs, including parts and labour. An electricity tariff has also recently been announced by British gas, which is specifically designed for electric car owners. The tariff will make it cheaper to charge vehicles overnight, potentially saving customers up to £1,200 a year compared to owners of petrol vehicles. British Gas will be trialling the tariff this summer, with full roll out beginning in 2012. The tariff provides customers with a smart meter, which gives them access to flexible "time of use" tariffs, putting an end to estimated bills and give them access to smart appliances.
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