British Gas & Toyota Propel Transition to Electric Vehicles

British Gas & Toyota Collaborate on EV Home Charging Strategy to Propel Transition to Electric Vehicles

An efficient, affordable, and dependable infrastructure is critical to facilitating the transition to electric vehicles for drivers. Therefore, collaboration is the backbone of the electric vehicle ecosystem, crucial to the automotive industry and the Department of Transport's decarbonisation objectives.

A ground breaking partnership extension between British Gas and Toyota introduces Toyota HomeCharge, a revolutionary wall box charge point tailored exclusively for Toyota electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It marks a significant leap in the realm of at-home charging solutions.

British Gas & Toyota extend partnership

British Gas and Toyota have had a strategic partnership over the past three years to support electric vehicle drivers in the UK. To date, the partnership has resulted in 1,500 Hive EV chargers at the homes of Toyota and Lexus customers.

Limited complimentary offer on new electric cars

From April 3rd until July 1st, 2024, Toyota retail customers ordering a new electric car or van will enjoy a complimentary charging solution. It includes installing the cutting-edge ABB Terra 3 home charger, coupled with dedicated maintenance service by professional British Gas engineers.

To continue supporting UK electric car drivers, customers placing orders after July 1st, 2024, can still benefit from the Toyota HomeCharge for a nominal fee of £1,095 at Toyota centres.

The Toyota HomeCharge represents a significant investment by the automaker in at-home charging solutions. Seamlessly integrated into the MyToyota app, drivers gain unprecedented control over their charging requirements, including personalized scheduling to take advantage of off-peak energy rates.

Greater collaborations are necessary

The unique collaboration between British Gas and Toyota is an extension of the longstanding strategic partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles across the UK. With over 1,500 Hive EV chargers installed, the collaboration has laid a robust foundation for a sustainable future and incentivized drivers to transition to electric vehicles.

Kim Royds, Head of Mobility at Centrica,

Kim Royds, Head of Mobility at Centrica, under the umbrella of British Gas, points out, "Greater collaboration and knowledge sharing between industry leaders, OEMs, and energy providers is imperative to drive electric vehicle adoption."

Lloyd Wilson, General Manager of Electrification at Toyota (GB)

Lloyd Wilson, General Manager of Electrification at Toyota (GB), echoes the sentiment, "Our collaboration with British Gas signifies a pivotal step forward as we introduce Toyota and Lexus-branded HomeCharge wall boxes." This synergy is poised to offer customers a convenient, reliable, and flexible means of charging their vehicles at home, seamlessly integrated with our MyToyota and Lexus Link+ Apps.

The alliance between British Gas and Toyota epitomises the commitment to empower drivers to transition to low-emission vehicles seamlessly. As the push to transition drivers to electric vehicles gains momentum, it's crucial to meet the consumers' needs cost-effectively, conveniently, and sustainably.

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