free nationwide electric vehicle charging package from british gas
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free nationwide electric vehicle charging package from british gas

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Found 19th Jul 2013
Saw this online and thought it me be of interest to some British gas customers.

Saw tyhisIn our quest to make owning and running an electric vehicle easier and more affordable, we’re excited to announce that together with the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Chargemaster, we have launched a free electric vehicle charging package that will include a home charge point and access to the nationwide POLAR public charging network.

Available until 31st March 2015, the package includes at no extra cost*:

• Installation of a free 16 Amp data enabled home charge point that will help you keep track of your energy use and an earthing connection for ensured safety.

• Access to the POLAR network until the end of March 2014. Giving you the use of more than 1,800 public charging points across the country to keep you going on the road.

• A home-suitability survey by a fully-trained British Gas electrician.

• Survey and installation on the same day for your convenience.

• Access to Chargevision online account management and the smart phone app to help you easily keep track of your energy use.

• Three year charge point warranty and three year parts and labour warranty.

- See more at: britishgas.co.uk/blo…age

14 Comments

do you even need to be a british gas customer? hot hot!

I actually have this already, had it installed in June, although I did it through Chargemasterplc: chargemasterplc.com/ind…me/ (it is the same unit). Basically it government funded and they claim the money back. The unit is really easy to use and the installation took about 3 hours. Received my software and instructions earlier this week and am looking forward to checking on the amount of pwer used etc. Free access to the Polar network across the UK is a nice extra: polarnetwork.com/loc…ons (presuming you have one near you)
If only the car companies actually knew about this! My local Toyota garage knew nothing about the free charging unit and I ended up sending them the details I have listed above.

By agreeing to the standard services, you agree only to use the HCP for … By agreeing to the standard services, you agree only to use the HCP for charging an electric vehicle at your home and for no other purpose



E.g Promise not to syphon off juice for your cannabis farm.

Excellent all I need now is the car!

I think 16AMP is a bit on the low side?

Thanks

Can i charge my 5 litre Ford Mustangs ipod at these?

Knowing British Gas they'll still manage some way to **** it up and become hated for it.

MaximusRo

I think 16AMP is a bit on the low side?

We had a Nissan Leaf for a couple of days trial a year or so back and it charged of a 13A socket.
Edited by: "prowla1" 20th Jul 2013

Do you have to have an electric car to qualify?

To answer a couple of questions:
16AMP will charge a car in 90 minutes from empty, you can get a 30AMP version fitted but it costs approx £75, you can ask the installer when he comes for the site and install visit.
Yes you need an electric car to qualify as you have to give make/model/reg no.

That being said - You CAN charge using a standard 13AMP socket, this is not widely advertised but it can be done and is fine to do so. They do say that you CANNOT use a mains extension lead, also that your electric board needs to be fairly new.

I wanted a special socket for my Prius Plug-In and as it was free it was a no brainer

I'm a taxpayer. Maybe I should get one of these!

starwarsclark

To answer a couple of questions:16AMP will charge a car in 90 minutes … To answer a couple of questions:16AMP will charge a car in 90 minutes from empty, you can get a 30AMP version fitted but it costs approx £75, you can ask the installer when he comes for the site and install visit.Yes you need an electric car to qualify as you have to give make/model/reg no.That being said - You CAN charge using a standard 13AMP socket, this is not widely advertised but it can be done and is fine to do so. They do say that you CANNOT use a mains extension lead, also that your electric board needs to be fairly new.I wanted a special socket for my Prius Plug-In and as it was free it was a no brainer



You are wrong. You do not need an electric car to qualify for a free charging point.
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