Centrica teams up with Volkswagen on EV transition

Centrica is to collaborate with Volkswagen on electric vehicles (EVs) after it agreed a three-year partnership to provide home charging hardware solutions for new EV owners.

On 4 March, Centrica announced that the deal will see Elli – central provider of charging hardware and related services for Volkswagen Group – work exclusively with British Gas to deliver a package of home charging installations, aftersales services and preparatory electrical upgrades across the UK. This, it explained, will help customers to transition to EVs smoothly and cost effectively.

Sarwjit Sambhi, CEO of Centrica Consumer, said: “Getting carbon out of transport by accelerating EV adoption is critical for net zero. Centrica is committed to a pathway for the energy transition in line with the Paris agreement through focusing on three things – helping our customers reduce their emissions, reducing the emissions of the energy system as a whole, and reducing our own. We made material progress on all of these during 2019 and are committed to a plan for delivering net zero by 2050.”