Toyota HomeCharge comes from British Gas and Toyota

British Gas has extended its collaboration with Toyota to introduce Toyota HomeCharge, marking the debut of a residential wallbox chargepoint tailored specifically for Toyota electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Retail customers purchasing a new electric car or van from Toyota between April 3 and July 1, 2024, will receive a complimentary charging solution. This includes the installation of the ABB Terra 3 home charger and related maintenance service conducted by certified British Gas engineers.

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For those ordering their electric vehicle after this promotional period, the Toyota HomeCharge can be acquired for £1,095 at any Toyota center nationwide, with charging installations commencing in May.

Toyota HomeCharge signifies the automaker’s inaugural venture into at-home charging solutions. Through the MyToyota app, drivers can effortlessly oversee their charging needs and customize schedules to take advantage of off-peak energy rates.

Over the past three years, British Gas and Toyota have fostered a strategic partnership aimed at expediting the adoption of electric vehicles in the UK. During this period, the energy provider has installed over 1,500 Hive EV chargers at the homes of Toyota and Lexus customers.

Kim Royds, Head of Mobility at Centrica, said: “To get more electric vehicles on the UK’s roads, we must see greater collaboration and knowledge sharing between industry leaders, OEMs and energy providers. That’s exactly what we set out to do in partnering with Toyota – and it reaffirms our ambition to help drivers seamlessly transition into low emission vehicles.

“Access to at-home charging remains one of the key barriers to electric vehicle adoption and our long-term partnership with Toyota is designed to tackle this. The vehicle manufacturer has trusted us to work collaboratively to develop products and solutions that will give their customers greater control over their electrification experience. We look forward to working more closely with Toyota in the years ahead.”

Lloyd Wilson, General Manager of Electrification at Toyota (GB) said: “We are looking forward to our successful collaboration with British Gas moving to the next level with the introduction of Toyota and Lexus-branded HomeCharge wallboxes. HomeCharge is designed to work with both our MyToyota and Lexus Link+ Apps and our wide range of electrified models – both cars and vans – to give our customers a convenient, reliable and flexible means of charging their vehicle at home. British Gas has the extensive experience and depth of technical resources to provide a trusted installation and support service as we roll out this important new product.”

British Gas and Hive are providing customers with simple and affordable tariffs, including SmartCharge – the cheapest way to charge an electric vehicle in the UK.

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