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Centrica builds on electric vehicle (EV) offer with home charging installations

Centrica has announced the expansion of its digital service, Local Heroes, to offer homeowners electric vehicle (EV) charging installations.

Designed to help people find trusted local tradespeople, the British Gas backed service hopes to gain around 10-15% market share of all domestic charge point installations in the UK, helping users to pick their charger and unlock government grants towards the cost. The company is training its smart meter engineers to help meet the growing demand for home chargers, much of which is expected to come via the Local Heroes application process.

Building on the launch of its Responsible Business Ambitions earlier this year, Centrica has also today joined EV100, a global initiative by the Climate Group, which brings together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. As the owner of the third largest commercial fleet in the country, Centrica has committed to electrify its 12,500- strong fleet of vehicles by 2030, having already racked up over one million electric miles over the last five years.

The direction of travel for our fleet is clear and we’re proud to be supporting our customers and the wider industry as we continue to understand the implications of EV roll out at scale
James Rushen Group Head of Environment for Centrica plc

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