In order to make your EV green-energy approved, you’ll need to charge it using a renewable energy source. Solar panels are one way to accomplish that. For the eco-conscious EV driver, an electric vehicle is only as clean and green as the source of electricity charging its battery. That’s because EVs plugged into the grid can either
EDF has joined forces with charge point operator Pod Point to offer what it claims to be the UK’s cheapest electric vehicle (EV) home-charging tariff. The Pod Point EV Exclusive Tariff will be made available to existing users and new customers buying a Solo 3 home charger when they sign up to use EDF for their energy.
Octopus Energy has confirmed that it will almost double the export rate of its electric vehicle (EV) tariff ‘Octopus Go’ to 8p/kWh. The export rate for Octopus Go, which provides cost-effective overnight charging for EVs, was previously priced at 4.1p/kWh for exported electricity via the company’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff. But through the introduction
Energy supplier OVO says it has saved customers on its Charge Anytime tariff over £1 million in half a year. The Charge Anytime tariff uses smart charging to power electric vehicles (EVs) for 10p per kWh at any time of day, saving the average customer £129 per month. Customers have completed over 5 million kWh
Electric car owners celebrate 1 August as it’s when ‘average petrol bills surpass EV charging costs for the calendar year’
It’s been estimated that today is when EVs are ‘free to drive’ compared to petrols Calculation is based on the cost to cover average annual mileage of 7,400 miles That’s because 1 August marks the date when the cost of filling up a petrol car surpasses the electricity bills to charge an EV for the
The state might require every electric vehicle to be capable of powering your home — and the grid — through a process called bidirectional charging. Chris Bowe was preparing for his daughter’s ninth birthday party in February when a drenching storm knocked out power to his neighborhood in Hayward, California. Minutes before the party began,
A self-closing cable channel for electric car owners without a driveway is being rilled out by UK start-up Kerbo Charge. The company said it solves the problem of how to charge an electric vehicle (EV) for homes without driveways and will typically save customers £1,439 a year compared to solely using fast public chargers. Kerbo
Electric vehicles (EVs) run differently to those powered by petrol and diesel – that’s clear. They have no need for gears, so put the pedal to the metal and you’ll be using the motor’s full power. However, brake in the right way and you can reduce the amount of energy used. For all the technology
Electric vehicle (EV) drivers may be costing themselves £1,000 in the long run by failing to install solar-compatible chargepoints, home tech manufacturer myenergi has warned. As domestic solar installation rates continue to rise – rates in 2022 tripled to those in 2021 – myenergi has called for UK households to seriously consider installing EV chargers
A MAJOR law change which is set to be introduced this year will see all new homes and buildings equipped with electric car chargers have been hailed as “really effective”. It is expected that a law will be passed this year which will require all new houses and buildings to have electric vehicle charging stations.