Next year, British Gas will introduce a new electricity tariff which will owners of electric cars to pay as little as 1.59p (about 2 cents) per mile of charge, saving motorists about £1,200 ($1,700) a year compared to the cost of petrol. To mark this and other achievements, it has become the official provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging for the annual RAC Future Car Challenge, the world’s leading low-energy driving challenge which requires entrants to drive a 60-mile route from Brighton to London using the least amount of energy possible.
In addition to providing charge for vehicles taking part in the challenge, British Gas is entering two electric cars driven by two of the UKs biggest electric car evangelists: Smooth FM’s Mark Goodier and TV presenter and comedian, Robert Llewellyn, who we know to be a fan of all things that move or go ‘bang’.
Goodier was the first person in Britain to own a Nissan Leaf and has been running it on solar energy after British Gas installed 12 solar panels on his home in May this year.
“The RAC Future Car Challenge is an exciting event for the world of low-emission driving and British Gas is delighted to be powering it, helping to make electric vehicles accessible to all. We want to make the process of running an electric car hassle-free by installing smart meters, supplying cheaper electricity through our new tariff and advising consumers on when to charge to reduce their carbon footprint,”
said Dean Keeling, Managing Director of British Gas Smart Homes.