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    • KGUK
    • By KGUK 14th Sep 19, 7:46 AM
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    How to find out best tariff for charging electric car ovrnight
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    • 14th Sep 19, 7:46 AM
    How to find out best tariff for charging electric car ovrnight 14th Sep 19 at 7:46 AM
    I am about to buy an electric car. I plan to charge the car overnight on my driveway. I am trying to find out if I can save money by switching to another energy supplier (or tariff with my current supplier) but I can't find a comparison site, including MSE energy club, that allows me to check my new pattern of usage. Does anyone know of a way I can do this?
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    • Umiamz
    • By Umiamz 14th Sep 19, 8:39 AM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 8:39 AM
    Have a look at Octopus and their Agile or Go tariff. Both have cheap electricity overnight (and during the day between around 10:00 and 16:00 on Agile). You need a smart meter for both tariffs. I don't think there's anything cheaper at the moment for EV charging at home.

    I'm on Agile and have been charging for as little as 1-2p/kWh overnight recently.
    • Floretti
    • By Floretti 14th Sep 19, 8:42 AM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 8:42 AM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 8:42 AM
    I am about to buy an electric car. I plan to charge the car overnight on my driveway. I am trying to find out if I can save money by switching to another energy supplier (or tariff with my current supplier) but I can't find a comparison site, including MSE energy club, that allows me to check my new pattern of usage. Does anyone know of a way I can do this?
    Originally posted by KGUK
    Why are you finding it impossible to use a comparison site to find the best deal for you?

    If you are struggling with online access, most comparison sites offer a telephone helpline.
    • MeterMan
    • By MeterMan 14th Sep 19, 12:35 PM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 12:35 PM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 12:35 PM
    BG will have EV tariffs out this next year, they expect to fit 200k EV charging points in 2020
    • Jonesya
    • By Jonesya 15th Sep 19, 7:14 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:14 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:14 PM
    There are a few suppliers offering their own custom EV tariffs but you're probably best getting an Economy 7 smart meter (if you've not already got one) and sticking with an Economy 7 tariff if you want the flexibility to shop around and switch suppliers from time to time.

    The Citizens advice energy comparison service let's you select between single rate andEconomy 7 tariff types to make a comparison:

    https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk/
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 15th Sep 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:33 PM
    There are a few suppliers offering their own custom EV tariffs but you're probably best getting an Economy 7 smart meter (if you've not already got one) and sticking with an Economy 7 tariff if you want the flexibility to shop around and switch suppliers from time to time.

    The Citizens advice energy comparison service let's you select between single rate andEconomy 7 tariff types to make a comparison:

    https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk/
    Originally posted by Jonesya
    Some years ago I tried to change to the economy 7 tariff but was informed by my supplier that this was only available with night storage heaters, has this now changed ?
    • Jonesya
    • By Jonesya 15th Sep 19, 8:08 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 8:08 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 8:08 PM
    Some years ago I tried to change to the economy 7 tariff but was informed by my supplier that this was only available with night storage heaters, has this now changed ?
    Originally posted by nickcc
    No you don't need night storage heaters but you do need an Economy 7 meter which has the separate day and night registers, either the old traditional meters, or a smart meter which has been set up and installed as an Economy 7 meter.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 15th Sep 19, 8:17 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 8:17 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 8:17 PM
    No you don't need night storage heaters but you do need an Economy 7 meter which has the separate day and night registers, either the old traditional meters, or a smart meter which has been set up and installed as an Economy 7 meter.
    Originally posted by Jonesya
    We were on economy 7 but had had a new pole and supply so the meter was changed to standard tariff, the only way we could have had a new economy 7 meter was to have the night storage heaters re installed rather than the LPG central heating we had fitted in place of the old inefficient storage heaters.
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