Our Electric Vehicle tariff. Electric Drivers Jan 2024

Our dual fuel or electricity only tariff for EV owners gives you cheaper, off-peak electricity between 12:00am and 5:00am so you can charge your electric vehicle for less.

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What's in it for you?

Save money

We’ll give you a lower price for the electricity you use at night so you can charge your EV for less. This special price is locked until 31st Jan 2024 and there are no exit fees if you decide to switch to another tariff or to a different energy provider.

You can view the details of this tariff, including the standing charge and unit rate, on our Tariff information page. Simply enter your postcode, fuel and meter type and select Electric Drivers Jan 2024.

Stay in control

Use your car dashboard or car manufacturer’s app to schedule your EV charges during the cheaper night time hours and get a free smart meter upgrade to help keep an eye on your spending.

Help the environment

We’ll match 100% of the electricity you use on this tariff by buying the same amount from renewable sources through Guarantees of Origin.

What you need to know

  • You'll need to charge an electric vehicle (EV) at home - we might ask you to prove this
  • You’ll need a British Gas electricity smart meter to sign up for this tariff. If you don’t have a smart meter - or if you have one fitted by another provider - we’ll upgrade you to one of our smart meters, free of charge
  • To take advantage of this special rate, you’ll need to buy either your electricity or both gas and electricity from us.
  • You’ll have to manage your account online and pay by Direct Debit to sign up for this tariff
  • Planning on moving soon? Unfortunately you can’t take this tariff with you when you move home

How we estimate your costs

When you sign up to this tariff, we’ll estimate your annual costs. To do this, we’ll take a look at how much electricity you’ve used in the past. If we can’t find these details, we’ll base our estimate on the average amount EV owners normally use – unless you can give us a more accurate figure.

As a guide, average EV owners typically charge their vehicles about three times a week during off-peak hours, and twice a fortnight during peak hours using 10kWh of electricity a time. The estimate we give you will assume that 35% of the electricity you use is during off-peak hours.

If you’ve had your EV for under a year, regularly charge your car during peak times or use significantly higher or lower amounts of electricity than the average EV owner, your actual yearly costs could be significantly different to our estimate.

Charge your EV for less. Switch to Electric Drivers Jan 2024

See how much you could save by switching to the tariff that lets you charge your Electric Vehicle for less.

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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need a Smart Meter?

A Smart Meter tells us exactly when you’re using your electricity. We need to know how much energy you’re using during the day AND during the cheaper night time hours so that we can give you an accurate bill.

Without a smart meter you won’t be able to get the lower unit rate at night.

How do I sign up?

To find out more about this tariff, simply give us a call on 0333 009 5757

What if it’s not possible for me to get a Smart Meter in my home?

When you call us to sign up, we’ll ask you a few questions so that we can make sure you’re able to get a Smart Meter in your home before you switch tariff.

Sometimes we won’t find out that we can’t fit your Smart Meter until our engineer comes to install one. If this happens, you can stay on the Electric Drivers Jul 2023 tariff, but you won’t get the cheaper night time rate. However, it probably makes sense to switch to another tariff – just give us a call and we’ll be happy to recommend one.

Does this tariff work for Economy 7?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with Economy 7. If you switched to this tariff, your storage heaters wouldn’t work properly so it’s better for you to stay on a special E7 tariff.

What happens when I move home?

If you're moving home, we’ll need to take you off the tariff because this tariff is tied to your Smart Meter – and you don’t take your Smart Meter with you when you move. Once you’ve moved home, just give us a call and we’ll look into signing you up for this tariff again.

Do I need a gas Smart Meter?

We would always recommend fitting a gas Smart Meter, but in the case of the Electric Drivers Jan 2024 tariff you only need an electricity Smart Meter. If you wish to install a gas Smart Meter, please speak with our customer representative when signing up for the Electric Drivers Jan 2024.

What if I want to leave this tariff before the tariff ends?

You can change to another one of our tariffs or another energy supplier at any time. We won’t charge you any exit fees.

Is my daytime rate higher to offset the night time rate?

We’ve tried to keep the daytime rate as close as possible to our normal electricity rates for fixed tariffs. Instead, we’re reducing your night time rate by passing on the cheaper cost of electricity that we get during those night time hours.

Does this tariff work with solar panels?

Yes, we fit Smart Meters for customers with solar panels and micro generation equipment in their home.

Additional information

  1. We're open Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm. We may record calls to help improve our service to you. Call charges to 03 numbers will cost you no more than 01 or 02 numbers, please check with your phone provider. If you get 'inclusive minutes' with your package, calls to 0330/0333 numbers will be part of these.