Ford will work with Centrica to offer services to new customers buying electric vehicles. Centrica will provide energy tariffs and charge point installations for those buying plug-in hybrid and pure-electric models from Ford.
EV tariffs from British Gas and Bord Gáis will be available, to encourage EV drivers to charge overnight, when prices are cheaper as demand is low. Centrica will also be offering a home EV charge point installation service.
The firm will carry out charge point installations at Ford dealerships across the UK and Ireland, in preparation for new PHEVs and EVs due in the next few years. These include the forthcoming Kuga PHEV, a new Mustang-inspired performance SUV in late 2020, a Transit PHEV in 2021, and mass-market EV in 2023 – the latter based on VW’s MEB platform.
Andy Barratt, managing director, 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.”
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