Start your journey to cleaner, greener driving. Electric vehicle (EV) home charging

Make the switch to electric driving stress-free with a Hive home charger. And if you’re a British Gas electricity customer, or you switch to us, you’ll get a year of free driving too!¹

Buy Hive EV Charging

Get 12 months’ FREE charging with Hive

Pair your Hive EV charger with any British Gas electricity tariff and enjoy free charging for a whole year with FreeCharge.¹

Their smart technology will automatically schedule your charges at the quietest and greenest times of the day. All you need to do is plug in, say when you need it by, and they’ll do the rest. Then we’ll refund 100% of your charging costs straight to your energy bill. Easy.

Here’s all you need to unlock FreeCharge:

  • A new Hive EV Charger
  • Any British Gas electricity tariff, new or existing
  • A smart meter (Don't have one? We'll upgrade you for free)
  • FreeCharge enabled via the Hive app
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Expert EV charging installation with British Gas

Enjoy easier EV charging at home with professional installation by British Gas-approved experts. Then once installed, Hive’s smart technology will fully charge the average EV battery in just 8 hours.



Or just £98.90 a month for 10 months, interest free ²

  • 7.4kW smart EV home charger
  • Compatible with all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • 3-year warranty
  • 24/7 support from Hive
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The Hive app puts you in charge anywhere, anytime

Take control of your EV charging with the award-winning Hive app.

  • Get accurate, real-time updates during charging
  • Sync with your tariff to charge when it's cheapest
  • Keep track of your spending in pounds and pence

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Additional information

  1. You’ll get up to 8,000 miles of free EV charging, within a 12-month period, capped at 2,290kWh. You’ll need to have a smart meter and have an electricity tariff with British Gas. Please read the FreeCharge Terms & Conditions and FAQs on the Hive website.

  2. Subject to status and minimum spend.