Support the future of energy use in the UK and get a free EV Charger

The future of energy use in the UK is set for a dynamic shift as the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road continues to rise in readiness for the Government’s 2030 EV target.

EVs are becoming a realistic choice for many drivers, with great technology, lower fuel costs and fewer congestion charges and taxes. As more people opt for an EV, the grid needs to be capable of supporting this transition.

About the trial

We’re looking for 100 electric vehicle owners to sign up to our EV trial – SMART Charge with SMILY.

As part of the trial, you’ll get a free fully installed EV charger whilst helping us to trial the cutting edge of technology in managing energy use between the electricity grid and your EV. 

Plus, you will also get a voucher to spend on smart home tech from our Smart Home store or Credit off your energy bill(1) up to a maximum of £100.

This trial is sponsored by the UK government's Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to test flexible load management which will be used to manage energy consumption and support grid capacity as we transition towards our zero emissions target of 2050.

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What you'll get

  • Free EV charger with three-year warranty(2)
  • Free installation(3)
  • A Smart Home Store voucher or credit off your bill(1)
  • A competitive EDF supporting tariff 
  • A free load management device for the duration of the trial
  • A separate smart meter to help monitor electric vehicle consumption and spending

What we'll need from you

  • Completion of the initial eligibility questionnaire below
  • Consent to the installation of a load management system(4)
  • Consent to the installation of an additional SMETS2 smart meter to monitor EV consumption
  • Give us your views and experiences through 4 short surveys

Qualifying criteria

  • Own or be in the process of purchasing a full Electric Vehicle or have proof of purchase by 15th March 2021.
  • Have your energy supply with us or agree to switch to us by March 2021.
  • Have off-road parking or a suitable site for installation.
  • Do not have an existing charge point installed.
  • Have permission to install EV charger and secondary smart meter in the property.
  • Live in an area that is not a conservation area or Grade 2 listed.
  • Live in a region within the travelling distance of our SMILY trained installers.
  • Meet the required technical eligibility criteria. This includes having space for a second electricity meter to be installed alongside your primary meter, and the maximum demand of the property including the new charge point below 100A(5).
  • No previous claim under the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) grant(6).
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