How do tariffs work?

How do tariffs work?

Tariffs set out the way that energy companies charge you for your use of electricity. Electricity is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh) and your energy supplier will charge a unit rate for each kWh you use. Tariffs come with varying rates meaning you will pay a different price for energy depending on your tariff and that rate can change depending on the time of day. Charging your car at home means you use more energy and as a result your bill will go up. The increase is more than off-set by the savings you make on fuel but there are certain tariffs you can switch to that will reduce your bill even further.

Why should I switch?

Tariffs for Electric Vehicle drivers

Energy providers have developed specific tariffs tailored to the needs of electric vehicle owners. The tariffs are specifically designed to accommodate for electric vehicle charging. Since the vehicles do most of their charging on the driveway over night, the tariffs provide cheap off-peak rates to allow cheaper charging at home while the demand on the national grid is less. Most of these tariffs provide energy generated from renewable sourced which allows you to further reduce your carbon footprint.

Benefits of Electric Vehicle Tariffs

There are four key advantages of EV tariffs over regular home energy tariffs.

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Cheap off-peak rates

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Reduce your charging costs

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Minimise the overall increase of your energy bill

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Energy from renewable sources

How to make the most out of your EV tariff

We know that switching to an EV specific tariff can reduce the cost of charging your car, but how else can you make the most our of your home energy tariff when charging your car at home?

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Invest in a home charger

We recommend investing in a home charge point to all electric and plug-in vehicle customers. Charging your vehicle with an approved charge point is the most efficient and cost-effective way of charging

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Charge during off-peak hours

Home charge points come with built in smart features which allow you to set your vehicle to charge during off-peak hours, usually in the middle of the night. This allows you to make the most of cheaper rates whilst ensuring your car is ready and fully charged for the morning

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Free Smart Meters

Some providers will require you to install a smart meter. These are usually offered for free and allow the provider to accurately track your energy use in the off-peak periods

Should you switch?

Should you switch?

Switching to the right tariff to match your lifestyle can help you save hundreds of pounds a year on charging your car. Compare all available green and EV tariffs and make the switch through out website today

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Make the Switch

We've partnered wit USwitch to offer you a wide variety of energy tariffs suited to EV drivers. Head over to our Energy Tariffs section to make the switch today

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