However, this summer, up to 150 early applicants will be able to road-test the scheme and receive a discount in return. The company said it will use this period to understand how effective the plan may be.
Managing director of British Gas Smart Homes Dean Keeling said the supplier will offer homeowners as much assistance as possible, in order to make it "hassle-free" to run an electric car.
Furthermore, those who sign up will be given greater priority in receiving a smart meter, as well as advice on how to reduce their carbon footprint.
Last month, the firm installed the first household charging point, which takes eight hours to fill up the lithium-ion battery in a Nissan Leaf.
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