UK: Toyota offering free home charger for Prius plug-in
Toyota UK, which recently launched a plug-in version of the Prius, is working with energy supplier British Gas to offer customers free installation of a home charging point, plus free, limited-period access to the POLAR national network of public charging points.
Toyota said the free wallbox offer, available until 31 March 2015, has been made possible thanks to the government’s subsidised funding scheme to promote the take-up of electric vehicles. With the remainder of the cost offset by British Gas, the free offer is claimed to provide a charging package worth upwards of GBP1,333.
Such schemes help maximise zero-emissions EV performance, the automaker added. The plug-in Prius is good for a 15.5-mile range on a 90-minute charge according to its UK website.
The free home charging point offer includes a 16-amp data-enabled charging point with a connector suitable for the vehicle. The package includes a home survey prior to same-day installation to ensure suitability, undertaken by trained British Gas technicians.
The wallbox is connected to a dedicated circuit, separate from the home electrical circuit. There is also the option to pay for upgrades, including a 32 rather than 16amp point, and installation only, where the unit is replacing an existing charging point. To qualify for the offer, customers need to have off-street parking and appropriate permissions from the homeowner or landlord. The charge point is data enabled, so requires a suitable 02 [cellphone company] data network connection – the customer does not need to have an account with 02, simply their property needs to be able to receive the 02 signal. Similarly, they do not need to be British Gas energy customers.
Anyone taking up the offer will also be given free access to the POLAR national network of public charging and rapid charging points through to the end of March 2014.
The Prius Plug-in itself is eligible for the government’s UK Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicle Grant, which contributes GBP5,000 towards the on-the-road price, currently from GBP33,245.
Toyota, Nissan Motor, Honda and Mitsubishi Motors on Monday said they would work together to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles and build a charging network service that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan.
Toyota Tsusho Corporation - SWOT, Strategy and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis,...
This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electrified vehicles sector, major OEM developments, top 14 markets, technology trends and market projections. Use this ...
Nissan Motor and Renault will take their alliance a step further by pooling their manufacturing facilities and bringing production and development departments under joint operations management, Japan'...
Toyota Tsusho Corporation - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and servic...
Toyota Motor's cumulative vehicle production in Japan has passed 150m units with the milestone reached on 5 December, the automaker announced on Friday (24 January, 2014)....
Datamonitor's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organ...
FedEx will deploy the Nissan e-NV200 in the Washington, DC area, where it will undergo field tests that subject it to the routine requirements of a delivery vehicle....
- Jaguar Land Rover's lightweight future
- INTERVIEW: Ford of Europe's chief, Stephen Odell
- THE WEEK THAT WAS: Musical chairs
- ANALYSIS: Scale and mega-platforms
- INTERVIEW: Ford UK fleet director, Phil Hollins
- 'One Ford' has kept us alive in Europe
- GENEVA: Apple launches car iOS
- GENEVA: Jaguar names 'small' saloon XE
- JLR reported close to Saudi Arabia factory deal
- GENEVA SHOW: World premieres [final list]
- Tesla: The Californian start-up that made head way on the automotive giants
- Dacia: The no frills automotive brand, that is becoming a serious world contender
- Global light vehicle HVAC market 2008 to 2028
- PLDB - vehicle cycle plan database (annual subscription)
- Zipcar - world’s largest car sharing network