British Gas takes charge for Mitsubishi
British Gas will be the exclusive supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions for Mitsubishi Motors.
Mitsubishi Motors are proud to be first to market a pioneering plug-in hybrid technology. The Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid), will offer the most sophisticated technology currently available and is due to go on sale in the UK in 2013.
Customers of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK will be offered a range of British Gas charging solutions and can provide customers with a dedicated circuit costing from £375, which will protects their home electrical supply from overload. Alternatively, a wall-mounted charging solution can be fitted from £799, which cuts charging time by around a third.
As well as the range of charging solutions, customers can also benefit from British Gas’ Off-Peak Saver Tariff, designed specifically with pure-EV and plug-in hybrid owners in mind. This tariff makes it cheaper to charge vehicles overnight and can save customers an average of £29 per year compared to other tariffs.
British Gas customers on the tariff will also have a smart meter installed, which puts an end to estimated bills. Customers can access to British Gas’ new financing plan, which makes the purchase of a dedicated home charging solution easy by spreading payments over 12 months.
Lance Bradley, Managing Director for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said:
“Our partnership with British Gas comes at an exciting time for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, with sales of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the launch of the Outlander PHEV in 2013, it cements Mitsubishi’s plan for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to account for 20% of our sales by 2020. British Gas is well placed to be at the forefront of the electric vehicle market and we can now guarantee that new and existing customers will receive the very best advice about safe and efficient charging, free of charge, as electric vehicles move more into the mainstream.”
Mitsubishi Motors were the first mainstream manufacturer to the global market with the pure-EV Mitsubishi i-MiEV back in 2009.