- British Gas will work with Volkswagen’s Elli subsidiary to deliver a package of installations and make preparatory electrical upgrades
- Centrica had also partnered with Ford to provide EV charging installations recently
Centrica’s subsidiary British Gas has entered into a three-year agreement with Volkswagen to install home charging stations. It will also provide aftersales services to help in the electric vehicle (EV) transition.
British Gas will work with Volkswagen’s Elli subsidiary to deliver a package of installations and make preparatory electrical upgrades to facilitate the greater number of EVs. Volkswagen said that it is predicting sales of up to three million all-electric cars a year by 2025.
Net-zero emissions by 2050
Sarwjit Sambhi, CEO of Centrica Consumer said that getting carbon out of transport was “critical” for net-zero. He added, “We are proud to play our part by helping enable the EV transition for Volkswagen, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and ambitious automotive companies. Centrica is committed to a pathway for the energy transition in line with the Paris agreement through focusing on three things – helping our customers reduce their emissions, reducing the emissions of the energy system as a whole, and reducing our own. We made material progress on all of these during 2019 and are committed to a plan for delivering net-zero by 2050.”
Recently, Centrica had announced that it has invested in cloud-based software platform Driivz during its C funding. It had first partnered with this company in 2018. It had also partnered with Ford to provide EV charging installations and tariffs for new Ford EVs as part of a comprehensive charging solution.