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Ecotricity as an Energy provider...

Discussion in 'Hybrid, PHEV & EV Electric Cars Forum' started by IronGiant, Apr 30, 2017.

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    Anyone else signed up for them ? They offer a £40 EV car discount and 52 free charges a year on their rapid charge network as an incentive. Just in the process of changing over.
     
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    I presently use Ovo. I have checked Ecotricitry's tariff, applied the EV discount and dual-fuel, etc., and compared it to the NEXT fixed rate tariff that Ovo want to apply for the coming two years.

    I would need to use all 52 of those "free" charges to come close to recovering the differential. I'm staying put.
     
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    Thanks. I may have jumped the gun on this one, but as they have no tie in penalty clauses I can always change if it doesn't work out. I'll price up Ovo :smashin:
     
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    I was about to swap. Ecotricity are £50 more than my current supplier right now wihout the £40 ev doscount and the 52 charges. Will check Ovo tonight...
     
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    I have a spreadsheet with my actual consumption for one year a couple of years ago (hasn't changed much) into which I can plug per-unit rates, standing charges and discounts etc., and it compares the outcome with my present tariff. They are all going up, but in my specific case, I looked at a fixed 2-year rate at Ovo starting now-ish (which is more than the 1-year rate) vs. Ecotricity. The difference for two fuels was about £300 in Ovo's favour. Hence 52 x £6 "free" charges = ~£300. That does NOT take account of my increased domestic electricity when I start charging an EV from it, and I will want/need to charge it at home of course. That will widen this gap.
     
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    If this scheme were to take off HERE it would make EV ownership so much easier.
     
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    I'm switching this week as my current tariff ends this month. I chose Tonik as they are green and not much more expensive than the best in the comparison results.
    Ecotricity weren't anywhere in the comparison results.
     
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    Looks like the free 52 charges has been stopped. 17p per kw from now on by the looks of it. See my post in the leaf thread.
     
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    Oh great... :facepalm: Thanks for the Heads up though...
     
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    Quote from Speak EV -

    "As an Ecotricity customer you currently benefit from our original offer of 52 free charges in a year. We intend to maintain that offer until your first anniversary with us, or your first 52 charges (whichever comes first). Then we will transfer you to the new charging model."
     
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    I'l have to see what happens, we moved over on the 16 May, but haven't registered an EV with them yet. Be interesting to see what happens.
     
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    it's going to cost me more....but if it means they start putting in the faster 100kW chargers when they add in more CCS i'd be happy.
     

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