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SELECTED VEHICLE REQUIRES A COMPATIBLE CHARGER TO ACCESS Intelligent Octopus Go
Vauxhall Ampera
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Intelligent Octopus Go
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Save up to
£758

per year when charging off-peak *

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About Your Vehicle
18.4 kWh battery
53 mile range
Type 2 connector
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* Annual Mileage
Estimated trip mileage
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Your Current Rate
p/kWh
Estimated charging ratio
Peak 0%
100% Off-peak
Provider / Tariff
Annual Mileage Cost *
Single charge
Rate / kWh
Charger Required?
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Average UK electricity tariff
Annual Mileage Cost *
£1,010.96
Single charge
£5.15
Rate/kWh
28p
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Get £50 credit when you switch to Octopus through the Smart Home Charge website.
Intelligent Octopus Go
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£252.74
Save up to £758.22
Off-Peak
6 hours
Single charge
£1.29
Rate/kWh
7p
Peak
18 hours
Single charge
£4.36
Rate/kWh
23.71p
Charger Required?
Compatible Chargers
Compatible charger required to access this tariff with your car. Request a Quote to get started.
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GET £50 CREDIT
Get £50 credit when you switch to Octopus through the Smart Home Charge website.
Octopus Go
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£252.74
Save up to £758.22
Off-Peak
4 hours
Single charge
£1.29
Rate/kWh
7p
Peak
20 hours
Single charge
£4.36
Rate/kWh
23.71p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
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GET £50 CREDIT
Get £50 credit when you switch to Octopus through the Smart Home Charge website.
Octopus Go Green
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£324.95
Save up to £686.01
Off-Peak
4 hours
Single charge
£1.66
Rate/kWh
9p
Peak
20 hours
Single charge
£4.36
Rate/kWh
23.71p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
OVO Charge Anytime
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£252.74
Save up to £758.22
Off-Peak
Single charge
£1.29
Rate/kWh
7p
Peak
Single charge
£4.36
Rate/kWh
23.70p
Charger Required?
Compatible Chargers
To access this tariff with your selected vehicle, you will need a Compatible Charger
Request a Quote
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EDF GoElectric Overnight
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£324.59
Save up to £686.37
Off-Peak
5 hours
Single charge
£1.65
Rate/kWh
8.99p
Peak
19 hours
Single charge
£4.73
Rate/kWh
25.69p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
EDF EVolve
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£451.32
Save up to £559.64
Off-Peak
5 hours
Single charge
£2.30
Rate/kWh
12.50p
Peak
19 hours
Single charge
£4.14
Rate/kWh
22.50p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
Good Energy Smart EV
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£267.18
Save up to £743.78
Off-Peak
5 hours
Single charge
£1.36
Rate/kWh
7.40p
Peak
19 hours
Single charge
£5.22
Rate/kWh
28.36p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
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British Gas EV Tariff
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£285.23
Save up to £725.72
Off-Peak
5 hours
Single charge
£1.45
Rate/kWh
7.9p
Peak
19 hours
Single charge
£4.98
Rate/kWh
27.08p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
Ecotricity Green EV Tariff
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£288.85
Save up to £722.11
Off-Peak
5 hours
Single charge
£1.47
Rate/kWh
8p
Peak
19 hours
Single charge
£5.66
Rate/kWh
30.78p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
E.on Next Drive EV Fixed
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£249.13
Save up to £761.83
Off-Peak
7 hours
Single charge
£1.27
Rate/kWh
6.9p
Peak
17 hours
Single charge
£5.49
Rate/kWh
29.86p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
SO Flex (Economy 7)
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£626.43
Save up to £384.53
Off-Peak
7 hours
Single charge
£3.19
Rate/kWh
17.35p
Peak
17 hours
Single charge
£4.37
Rate/kWh
23.74p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
Outfox The Market ECO7 Fixed
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£508.01
Save up to £502.95
Off-Peak
7 hours
Single charge
£2.59
Rate/kWh
14.07p
Peak
17 hours
Single charge
£4.85
Rate/kWh
26.36p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
100 Green UK Sparkling (Multi-rate)
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£732.22
Save up to £278.74
Off-Peak
7 hours
Single charge
£3.73
Rate/kWh
20.28p
Peak
17 hours
Single charge
£6.44
Rate/kWh
34.98p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
100 Green UK EKO Energy (Multi-rate)
Cost based on
Annual Mileage
£770.86
Save up to £240.10
Off-Peak
7 hours
Single charge
£3.93
Rate/kWh
21.35p
Peak
17 hours
Single charge
£6.64
Rate/kWh
36.11p
Charger Required?
Ohme Chargers
Get any smart charger
Request a Quote
Get Tariff
* Estimated Annual Cost - calculated based upon the ratio selected between off-peak and peak time charging. Average is expected to be approximately 70:30.
This vehicle does not support rapid charging...
Network Operator
Single charge
Trip cost*
Cost per kWh
EV Charge
Card Compatible
Zap Map
Rating
More information
Char.gy
Standard
Single charge
£11.04
Trip cost*
£20.83
Cost per kWh
60p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£7.18
Trip cost*
£13.54
Cost per kWh
39p
Charge up to 22kWh
Regional coverage
Pod Point Destination charging (Paid Average)
Standard
Single charge
£9.20
Trip cost*
£17.36
Cost per kWh
50p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£9.20
Trip cost*
£17.36
Cost per kWh
50p
3.0
5
Charge up to 22kWh
Nationwide coverage
BP Pulse - Pulse7
Standard
Single charge
£10.86
Trip cost*
£20.48
Cost per kWh
59p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£10.86
Trip cost*
£20.48
Cost per kWh
59p
Subscription
£ per month
Single charge
£8.10
Trip cost*
£15.28
Cost per kWh
44p
2.3
5
Contactless payments
Charge up to 7kWh
Nationwide coverage
Rolec Destination Charging
Standard
Single charge
£10.86
Trip cost*
£20.48
Cost per kWh
59p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£10.86
Trip cost*
£20.48
Cost per kWh
59p
3.2
5
Charge up to 22kWh
Nationwide coverage
Shell Recharge (Formerly Ubitricity)
Standard
Single charge
£9.75
Trip cost*
£18.40
Cost per kWh
53p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£8.28
Trip cost*
£15.62
Cost per kWh
45p
3.3
5
Charge up to 22kWh
Regional coverage
Tesla Destination Charging (Tesla vehicles only)
Charge up to 22kWh
Nationwide coverage
Swarco Destination Charging
Standard
Single charge
£7.91
Trip cost*
£14.93
Cost per kWh
43p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£7.91
Trip cost*
£14.93
Cost per kWh
43p
Paua
3.2
5
Contactless payments
Charge up to 22kWh
Nationwide coverage
Mer Charging
Standard
Single charge
£10.30
Trip cost*
£19.44
Cost per kWh
56p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£10.30
Trip cost*
£19.44
Cost per kWh
56p
Subscription
£ per month
Single charge
£10.12
Trip cost*
£19.09
Cost per kWh
55p
3.4
5
Contactless payments
Charge up to 25kWh
Regional coverage
Alfa Power Destination charging
Standard
Single charge
£12.70
Trip cost*
£23.95
Cost per kWh
69p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£12.70
Trip cost*
£23.95
Cost per kWh
69p
Contactless payments
Charge up to 22kWh
Regional coverage
RAW Charging (Formally LiFe Network)
Standard
Single charge
£11.22
Trip cost*
£21.18
Cost per kWh
61p
Charge up to 22kWh
Source London (Pay-As-You-Go standard rate)
Standard
Single charge
£11.96
Trip cost*
£22.57
Cost per kWh
65p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£11.96
Trip cost*
£22.57
Cost per kWh
65p
2.6
5
Charge up to 22kWh
Limited coverage
PoGo Charge
Standard
Single charge
£10.30
Trip cost*
£19.44
Cost per kWh
56p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£10.30
Trip cost*
£19.44
Cost per kWh
56p
Charge up to 7kWh
Regional coverage
Connected Kerb
Standard
Single charge
£9.57
Trip cost*
£18.05
Cost per kWh
52p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£8.28
Trip cost*
£15.62
Cost per kWh
45p
3.3
5
Charge up to 22kWh
Regional coverage
Be.EV
Standard
Single charge
£10.12
Trip cost*
£19.09
Cost per kWh
55p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£8.28
Trip cost*
£15.62
Cost per kWh
45p
Subscription
£ per month
Single charge
£9.20
Trip cost*
£17.36
Cost per kWh
50p
3.3
5
Charge up to 300kWh
Nationwide coverage
Believ
Standard
Single charge
£10.30
Trip cost*
£19.44
Cost per kWh
56p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£10.30
Trip cost*
£19.44
Cost per kWh
56p
Subscription
£ per month
Single charge
£0.92
Trip cost*
£1.74
Cost per kWh
5.00p
Charge up to 22kWh
Regional coverage
ESB Energy
Standard
Single charge
£11.59
Trip cost*
£21.87
Cost per kWh
63p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£11.59
Trip cost*
£21.87
Cost per kWh
63p
Subscription
£ per month
Single charge
£10.86
Trip cost*
£20.48
Cost per kWh
59p
2.9
5
Contactless payments
Charge up to 22kWh
Regional coverage
GRIDSERVE - Low Power AC Chargers
Standard
Single charge
£9.02
Trip cost*
£17.01
Cost per kWh
49p
Off-Peak
Single charge
£9.02
Trip cost*
£17.01
Cost per kWh
49p
3.3
5
Contactless payments
Charge up to 22kWh
Nationwide coverage
* Estimated trip cost – trip may cost more or less depending on various factors such as weather and road conditions. Pricing may vary depending on location.

Compare energy deals for your electric vehicle

Electric cars can be incredibly cheap to run but the cost to charge an electric car often depends on where and when you're charging it.

We created this handy EV cost comparison tool so you can compare energy suppliers and find the best energy deals for charging an EV at home, as well as comparing public charging prices.

Simply select your electric vehicle and choose whether you want to compare home EV energy tariffs or public chargers.

 

Save hundreds with the best home EV tariffs

Home charging is by far the cheapest way to keep your electric vehicle topped up and your energy prices down. In fact, you can save hundreds of pounds per year on your electric car charging costs

How can you save money with an EV tariff?

Your electric car will be the most expensive "appliance" using electricity at your home. Luckily, there are ways to vastly reduce the cost of charging an electric car.

The key is charging your vehicle on an off-peak rate. Many energy suppliers offer electric vehicle energy tariffs which have cheaper electricity prices at certain times of the day (typically overnight). Octopus energy tariffs are perhaps some of the best-known for being EV friendly - their most popular tariffs are Octopus Go and Intelligent Octopus.

Whichever energy supplier and tariff you go for, making sure you switch energy supplier to one that offers an EV friendly energy tariff in the first place is a big step towards saving money on your electric car charging at home.

The other crucial step is to ensure your electric car charges at the right time - in other words, when cheaper price on your energy tariff kicks in during the off peak hours. And that's why a smart EV charger is so important.

Smart EV chargers allow you to schedule when the car will charge, such as when the price is low overnight for example. By doing this, you'll help to keep your electric car charging costs and your energy bills down.

How to use the EV energy tariff comparison tool

Our tool helps you find the best and cheapest energy supplier for charging your electric car. Make sure you beat the energy price cap and high energy prices by switching to an EV friendly tariff.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Select your EV or the electric car you're thinking of buying

  2. Compare energy prices and find the right electricity supplier for you and your EV

  3. Get a smart EV charger from Smart Home Charge if you don't already have one

  4. Switch energy suppliers and energy tariff through our tool

Once you've selected your vehicle and annual mileage, the tool will calculate your estimated annual charging costs for a range of energy suppliers as well as showing the potential savings you could make.

By default, the tool shows the average UK electricity price, but you can set your own price by toggling "Compare with my current tariff" button.

Pay attention as an EV electricity tariff may require a specific vehicle or smart charger for you to be eligible to switch to the best energy deal. For example, in order to switch energy suppliers and tariff to Intelligent Octopus by Octopus Energy requires you to either have a compatible vehicle or a specific charger.

Don't worry, our tool will make it clear if your vehicle is compatible with each tariff (meaning you can get any charger) or if you'll need a certain product to access that certain tariffs from energy providers.

Note: you will also likely need a smart meter installed at your property. Many people have a smart meter at home now, but if you don't then your energy supplier should install one for you.

 

Compare the price of public EV charging stations

Find the best prices for public EV charging stations using our Cost to Charge an Electric Car tool. Simply select the Rapid or Destination charging tabs on this page to see which public chargers are best for your journey.

Compare the best electric car charging stations, such as Tesla Superchargers, Gridserve charging, Osprey, Pod Point and many more.

Enter your trip mileage to find out the cost to charge an EV on a long trip using public charge points. You'll see the cost of a single charge on that EV charging station, the cost for the trip, as well as the price per kWh. 

You can also see which public charging networks accept EV charge cards, their Zap Map survey customer rating, and max charging speed. 

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