British Gas owner Centrica is to provide home chargers and electrified vehicle tariffs to Ford electric vehicle owners in a new partnership.
Ford has teamed up with British Gas (and Bord Gais Energy in the Republic of Ireland) so dealers can offer car buyers a fuss-free, fully-approved installation service.
Owners will get a Ford home charger wall box and special energy tariffs that allow motorists to benefit from cheaper overnight prices.
Centrica will also install charging points at Ford dealerships across the UK and Ireland.
The partnership is announced as Ford accelerates its ambitious plans to offer an electrified version of every car it sells in Europe. These will include mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully battery electric models.
There will be an all-electric SUV inspired by the Mustang (with a range of 370 miles) in 2020, an all-electric Transit in 2020 and a mass-market electric car in 2023 – as part of Ford’s technical partnership with Volkswagen.
An all-electric Ford F-150 truck will also launch in America next year.
“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, said Andy Barratt, managing director, Ford of Britain.
“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.”
More details of the Ford partnership with Centrica will be revealed closer to its market launch.