Citroen, Peugeot offer home charging package

The package from EDF Energy will include a home survey and installation of a dedicated charging point in the home for an extra £799.

It will allow drivers to charge their cars at their house and advises them on the best times to charge the car and shows how much each charge is costing.

To sell the package, both car manufacturers will offer 1,000 free ‘electricity miles’ free for the first 500 people who choose to install a home charging system.

The stations will also be able to charge hybrid vehicles in future, including the new Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4, the first ever mass produced diesel hybrid.

The Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn can be test driven at Perrys Milton Keynes, where the site was chosen by the manufacturers as a specialist electric car centre.

This means the site includes dedicated sales staff and engineers to advise and maintain electric cars. It also houses a charging station and test cars for customers interested in entering the next generation of motoring.

The Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn are almost identical cars offering four-doors, four-seats and up to 93 miles of range on a single charge.

Designed to be cheap to run as well as compact, the duo are exempt from UK road tax because they deliver zero tailpipe emissions. They are also exempt from the London congestion charge and offer free parking in London in some cases.

Both the Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn were launched in the UK at the beginning of 2011 on lease only deals. The cars cost upwards of £450 per month to buy, but fuel costs are as low as £1.92 for a single charge.