Toyota launches new home charging box with British Gas

Toyota has launched a new home charging wallbox in partnership with British Gas.

Toyota HomeCharge is the first home device designed exclusively for Toyota electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and will be offered to all buyers of new Toyota plug-in cars and vans.

Until 1 July 2024, customers buying an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from Toyota will get their ABB Terra 3 home charger supplied and installed free of charge by British Gas engineers. After the initial offer period, the device will be available from all Toyota dealers for £1,095.

Toyota HomeCharge is the vehicle manufacturer’s first investment into at-home charging solutions. Drivers will be able to manage their charging requirements via the MyToyota app as well as set personalised schedules to charge at a time when energy is cheaper, including using British Gas’s cheapest smart rate.

Prior to the launch of the new device, British Gas had installed more than 1,500 of its own Hive EV chargers at the homes of Toyota and Lexus customers.

Kim Royds, head of mobility at Centrica, said: “To get more electric vehicles on the UK’s roads, we must see greater collaboration and knowledge sharing between industry leaders, OEMs and energy providers. That’s exactly what we set out to do in partnering with Toyota – and it reaffirms our ambition to help drivers seamlessly transition into low emission vehicles.

“Access to at-home charging remains one of the key barriers to electric vehicle adoption and our long-term partnership with Toyota is designed to tackle this. The vehicle manufacturer has trusted us to work collaboratively to develop products and solutions that will give their customers greater control over their electrification experience. We look forward to working more closely with Toyota in the years ahead.”

Lloyd Wilson, general manager of Electrification at Toyota GB added: “We are looking forward to our successful collaboration with British Gas moving to the next level with the introduction of Toyota and Lexus-branded HomeCharge wallboxes.

“HomeCharge is designed to work with both our MyToyota and Lexus Link+ Apps and our wide range of electrified models – both cars and vans – to give our customers a convenient, reliable and flexible means of charging their vehicle at home.

“British Gas has the extensive experience and depth of technical resources to provide a trusted installation and support service as we roll out this important new product.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.