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British Gas Launches New Tariff for Electric Vehicle Drivers

British Gas Launches New Tariff for Electric Vehicle Drivers

​Electric cars are a thing of the future. As with emerging technologies in this age, there are understandable concerns from modern drivers on whether these are a possibility to fleet and drive. Many motorists dismiss the idea of an electric-powered vehicle due to the lengthy charging time, and rarity of power points across the country.

To battle these concerns, British Gas announced last week the launch of their new smart-time-of-use tariff, ‘Green Drive Nov 2020’ for electric vehicle drivers, fixed until November 2020. This allows current EV owners to have access to cheaper electricity at night between the times of 12:30am and 7:30am to charge their vehicle. This electricity used in the early hours of the morning is matched with renewable energy sources, alongside the carbon footprint of gas offset set by the Certified Emissions Reduction Certificates.

Electric vehicle drivers currently use around 80% additional electricity if they charge while at home, according to British Gas. As a result of this new tariff, the new average annual bill for an average electric vehicle consumer will total £1,547, even while consuming an additional 2,340kWh of electricity per year by charging their environmentally friendly vehicle.

This new tariff will be made available to all electric car owner, as British Gas is looking to gain an in-depth understand of the energy needs of electric car households. These results will be used to aid future product development and the relevant services British Gas provides. As a return of good will, customers will benefit from early access to the ‘Green Drive Nov 2020’ tariff, while receiving an additional discount to their current energy bills, dependent on the level of user participation in the initial trail.

To find out more on emerging technologies which may suit your fleet needs, please visit the Marshall Leasing Car Chooser section on the website here.

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