Fiiish
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UK electric tariffs

Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:40 am

Hi,does anyone know the best electric supplier and tariff for home charging in the UK?

BrianStanier
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:39 am

Best = cheapest or = most eco friendly or = best customer service?
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MikeS
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:55 am

Do you think this thread would be better placed in the regional section?
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jamie94bc
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:30 am

My dealer said that in the US, their electricity providers give them a reduced tariff if they have an electric car because of the higher amount of electricity they're consuming.

Our's is up for renewal in March so we'll see what they say!

If you want eco + electric cars then I'd recommend Ecotricity - they seem more committed to electric cars (see here) than any of the big 6 and their energy is renewable :)
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Fiiish
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:06 pm

Thanks Jamie, I'm with EDF at the moment,they have a 20/20 tariff which is 20% cheaper than standard rate between 9pm and 8am and all weekend for EV charging. Problem is they won't fix the rate so it could end up more expensive than Ecotricity who I'd rather use anyway.Probaly have to suck it and see for a while!

jamie94bc
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:16 pm

Wow EDF is actually really expensive - even on the 20/20 split! Ecotricity's Economy 7 tariff looks fairly good for car charging - 15.9p during the day (1.4p more expensive than EDF) but only 7p at night! Obviously that differs depending where you live...
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Plug
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:53 pm

I'm with British Gas (Centrica). Day = 17.47p and Night = 6.01p. Not sure how competitive that is, been meaning to do some ringing round to see if there's anything better out there.

BoMW
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:37 pm

I'm sure that British Gas are offering free electricity for car charging via their Polar charge point installation till the end of March 2015.
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MikeS
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:05 am

I’ll just use the electricity generated by my PV on the roof. :evil:
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amateurish
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Re: UK electric tariffs

Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:17 am

Cheapest I've seen is 5.5p with NPower (Price Fix May 2015)

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