17 Aug '11, 12am

British Gas offers home chargers for electric company car drivers

British Gas is offering to install fast charge points at the homes of those employees whose companies lease them electric vehicles. The utility has signed a deal with Hitachi's fleet management arm, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, so that its customers can charge their cars three times faster than plugging them into the mains. FURTHER READING Service station charge points offer Welcome Break from range anxiety Government predicts EV sales to pick up next year The cost of the charging point, including installation, will be included in Hitachi Capital's customer lease contracts, with maintenance of the points also provided by British Gas. British Gas is stepping up efforts to break into the expanding market for electric car infrastructure and already has an agreement in place with Nissan and Renault to supply charge points for both companies' electric car models, includin...

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