Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has announced a new strategic partnership with auto manufacturer Lotus to give electric vehicle (EV) owners more viability to store electricity and reduce household emissions.
Centrica will also oversee a new sustainability programme focused on low-carbon technologies that will enable Lotus to mitigate the environmental impacts across its operations
The two companies are working together on a new model for EV ownership that will extend to domestic use by making EVs capable of storing energy from households. A “breakthrough new energy product” and platform will also be launched to connect vehicles and homes.
Centrica’s chief executive Chris O’Shea said: “We are committed to helping our customers and communities achieve net-zero and to do so, we