British Gas owner Centrica has launched a new power tariff for business customers looking to charge their electric vehicles as the UK prepares for the switch to plug-in cars. Its business unit has already installed more than 17,000 charging points across the UK since 2012, but it is now working with sister company British Gas to offer a business EV tariff powered by renewable energy. It has also begun work to electrify its own 14,000 vehicles which make up the third-largest commercial fleet in the UK.
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Businesses will be able to install solar panels and battery banks to boost their infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, under a new offer launched today by Centrica. The energy giant said its offer will enable businesses – from shopping centres to transport hubs – to meet the demands of EV charging points with power generated on site. Many businesses are keen to accelerate their transition to electric vehicles, but without costly grid upgrades will struggle to charge more than one or two vehicles at once. Centrica’s own research found that while 75 per cent of businesses are planning to introduce EVs into their fleet, less than half of those have considered how doing so could impact their energy demand. The firm’s new product offers include installing solar panels and battery storage on business premises, as well as the charge points themselves. This would help firms invest in EV infrastructure while bypassing the need for grid improvements, according to Centrica.
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Centrica has today unveiled a new electric vehicle offering, with solar and battery storage set to play a central role. The energy giant’s Business Solutions division has launched ‘EV Enablement’, a new package aimed at businesses looking to electrify their fleets and install EV charging infrastructure. But rather than just install EV charge points, Centrica is to pair the infrastructure with on-site generation such as solar and battery storage in a bid to offset the impact electric vehicles are likely to have on power demand.
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