The RAC has partnered with British Gas to offer an EV charger and tariff to support drivers of electric cars.
Several weeks on from the RAC launching its EV leasing website, the new partnership means customers can have a smart 7kW home charge point installed by an qualified British Gas engineer and take advantage of a bespoke electricity tariff with cheaper off-peak overnight charging.
Customers who want to have a home charge point installed via the RAC have the choice of two models – the Alfen Eve S-Line can be installed from £659 untethered or the Alfen Eve S-Line tethered from £745.
Both come with a three-year warranty and can be controlled via a smartphone using the Hive app.
This not only allows drivers to see if the car is plugged in and charging, they can also choose to schedule charges to take place overnight when the electricity rate is cheaper.
The new RAC-e Recharge Electric Car Tariff enables drivers to charge from 12-5am at a cost of 6p per kWh.
Prices can be fixed until 30 June 2023 and the electricity comes from renewable sources.
RAC director of EVs Sarah Winward-Kotecha said, “We’re very excited to have teamed up with British Gas to offer home charge points and a bespoke EV electricity tariff as they’re as synonymous with taking care of people’s energy needs as we are with fixing and rescuing cars.
“Combine all this with RAC EV breakdown cover, which is unrivalled in the roadside assistance market, and drivers now have everything they need to affordably switch to a zero-emission car with complete peace of mind.”