My ID3 is a company car, so will average around 15000 miles a year. I get 5p a mile back for business miles (so probably 12500 miles business). I average (without EV car), 1900 kWh for the past year, based on 19P kWh.
Octopus have offered me:
35p kWh (04:30 - 00:30)
7.5p kWh (00:30 - 04:00)
37.65p standing charge.
monkeyhanger wrote: ↑Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:43 amDepends on your current usage for the house - if its sensible, and you do over 8k miles per year, you'll see your car usage in kWh as high as running the house. We use about 3500kWh per year for the house and about 4500kWh per year putting 12k miles on 2 x ID3s.owlservice wrote: ↑Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:15 amBeen reading the comments.
I'm currently with British Gas, with no EV tariff available, currently.
I am debating whether to switch over to Octopus. My tariff ends at the end of April, then I move over to a flexible tariff.
I can't work out if those 4 hours of 7.5p kw EV tariff on Octopus, make up for the 35p kw for the remainder of the day. Or do I stick with BG, whose flexible is 28p kw?
8000kWh @28p per kWh = £2240
3500kWh @35p per kWh + 4500kWh @7.5p per kWh = £1562
All that excludes daily charge, but Octopus is generally pretty cheap on that score. It all depends on how many miles you do a year and what your house usage is to see whether Octopus Go or BG at a flat rate works for you. If you use a hell of a lot of electricity in the house and do a tiny mileage, Octopus Go might not be for you.