Ford has announced a deal with energy company Centrica to provide its electric vehicle (EV) customers with charging services.
The partnership will see Centrica deliver a dedicated home charging installation service and electrified vehicle tariffs from British Gas and Bord Gáis Energy that will allow Ford customers to benefit from lower energy prices for overnight charging.
Centrica will also make its installation service available to Ford’s dealership networks across the UK and Ireland.
Ford is planning to introduce a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom later this year, followed by an all-electric Transit in 2021.
Ford of Britain managing director Andy Barratt said: “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.
“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.”
Centrica Consumer CEO Sarwjit Sambhi said: “We’re committed to helping our customers to make the transition to a lower carbon future and are proud to be supporting Ford with the launch of their new electric vehicle range.
“I believe we are uniquely positioned to help customers at home and in business to make the shift to electric vehicles, harnessing the power of our global network of over 13,000 technicians and engineers to deliver solutions that are simpler, faster and more affordable for consumers.”