Half price electricity evenings & weekends

With more off-peak hours than any other EDF Energy tariff, electric car owners can sleep easy knowing that GoElectric provides half price electricity(2) for both the home and the car.

More off-peak hours than anyone else

98 hours half price off-peak(5) electricity. That's 9pm-7am during the week(3) and the whole weekend for charging convenience.

For your home and electric car

Because the GoElectric tariff comes with 98 hours off-peak, it benefits your household bills too. See how much Sam saved below

Only 8p per kWh during off-peak hours(4)

Our competitive home energy tariff with cheaper off-peak energy, designed especially for those with an electric car.

See how much you can save

I have an electric car

Woman standing in front of a parked BMW i3

Samantha lives in Brighton and has a standard 1 rate meter. She made the switch to an electric car two years ago but is still on a standard variable tariff. We can quickly and easily compare her costs for the GoElectric tariff against her standard variable tariff including charging an electric car. Let's see!

 

Total savings with an electric car

£381.29

 

Standard variable tariff bill + electric car

Medium mileage driver
8,000 miles per year

GoElectric tariff bill + electric car

Medium mileage driver
8,000 miles per year.

Electricity bill for household
£660.84

charging costs per year
£424.28

Electricity bill for household
£469.30

Charging costs per year
£234.54

Total cost for household and car bills
£1085.12

Total cost for household and car bills
£703.83

These figures are based on a comparison between EDF Energy’s Standard (Variable) electricity tariff, on Direct Debit (pricing correct as of April 2019) and EDF Energy’s new GoElectric Jan 2021 electricity tariff, on Direct Debit, using 3,100 kWh per year. Calculations assume that on the GoElectric Jan 2021 electricity tariff, 60% of total consumption and 76% of electric vehicle home charging will be carried out during the off peak hours of 9pm – 7am weekdays and all weekends at 8p per kWh, including VAT. Calculations for vehicle use are based on 8000 miles per annum where the electric vehicle charging cost assumes a conversion rate of 3.5 miles per kWh, equal to 2286 kWh per year or 8000 miles.

I don't have an electric car yet

George lives in Bromley with his son James and has a SMETs 2 smart meter. He recently made the switch to an electric car – after driving a VW Golf for four years. We can quickly and easily compare his costs for a petrol car and now for an electric car. Let's see!

 

Total savings with an electric car

£839.18

 

Standard variable tariff bill + petrol car

Medium mileage driver
8,000 miles per year

GoElectric tariff bill + electric car

Medium mileage driver
8,000 miles per year.

Electricity bill for household
£660.84

Fuel costs per year
£882.17

Electricity bill for household
£469.30

Charging costs per year
£234.54

Total cost for household and car bills
£1543.01

Total cost for household and car bills
£703.83

These figures are based on a comparison between EDF Energy’s Standard (Variable) electricity tariff, on Direct Debit (pricing correct as of April 2019) and EDF Energy’s new GoElectric Jan 2021 electricity tariff, on Direct Debit, using 3,100 kWh per year. Calculations assume that on the GoElectric Jan 2021 electricity tariff, 60% of total consumption and 76% of electric vehicle home charging will be carried out during the off peak hours of 9pm – 7am weekdays and all weekends at 8p per kWh, including VAT. Calculations for fuel are based on 8000 miles per annum and a fuel consumption of 51.7 mpg (5.5 litres per 100 km) for petrol vehicles. The calculation is based on a UK average price per litre of 125.4p (AA Fuel Price Report April 2019). The electric vehicle charging cost assumes a conversion rate of 3.5 miles per kWh, equal to 2286 kWh per year or 8000 miles.

Calculate the cost to charge an electric car

Our 100% renewable tariff just for you

Electricity for our electric car tariff comes from 100% renewable sources(1). We use wind, solar, Biomass, tidal, and hydroelectric energy. Go electric. Feel good. Be 100% renewable with us.

How much does the GoElectric Tariff cost?

The GoElectric tariff offers cheap off-peak charging for 10 hours per day(6) from 9pm until 7am on weekdays and all weekend(7).

With peak rates from only 15.98p and a daily standing charge from 27.13p, your total bill remains very competitive even when you need to occasionally top up your car battery during the day.

What are the benefits of the GoElectric tariff?

  • Cheaper charging than public charge points
  • Convenient charging at home
  • The GoElectric tariff is for your home too
  • Never wonder if a charge point is available
  • Electricity is cheaper than gasoline

 

Is it right for me?

  • Own or lease an electric vehicle, or have one on order - we'll ask for evidence when you sign up to the tariff
  • You already have or want to get a smart meter installed to better manage your energy and receive accurate bills
  • You want to pay monthly by direct debit

EDF Energy will take responsibility for your switch, making sure the process is simple, reliable and hassle-free. Visit our Energy Switch Guarantee page to find out more.

EV tariff and charger deals

EO Mini Pro electric car home charger

5,000 miles free credit

  • Cash equivalent of 5,000 miles credited to your account - worth £114


Lease a car and get the GoElectric electric car tariff with EDF Energy to qualify for this great offer.(8)

EO Mini Pro electric car home charger

Save £300 on a home charger

  • EO Mini Pro home charger
  • Professional installation
  • Pay just £299. Includes £300 discount and assumes you qualify for the £500 OLEV grant(9)


Qualify if you've already got an electric vehicle or one on order, have off-street parking and you have your electricity supplied by EDF Energy.

Energy supply for your business

As the UK's leader in low-carbon energy, and the largest supplier to British businesses – we’re here to help you go electric and drive your business forward.

Choose the right supply contract for your business needs. It’s quick and easy to get a quote and sign up online.

And if you’re a SME customer with a plug in electric vehicle, you could get up to 2,000 free miles when you sign up to a fixed term electricity contract with us.

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Electric car tariff FAQs

What is an electric car tariff?

An electric vehicle tariff is a tariff specifically designed for electric car drivers. The GoElectric tariff has been created by EDF Energy to help customers who own electric cars, benefit from cheaper electricity and enable them to charge their vehicles at a lower price while at home, when using a compatible 2 rate meter. To register for the GoElectric tariff please submit an enquiry.

What is a fixed price tariff?

A fixed price tariff means that the charge for each day you're connected to an electricity or gas supply network (daily standing charge) and unit rates of the tariff stay the same for the duration of the contract. This doesn’t mean that the monthly payment stays the same. If you use more energy during a period (over winter for example), your monthly Direct Debit payment may still increase. If your Direct Debit does increase, EDF Energy will advise you, in advance, on your latest bill.

How is the GoElectric tariff 100% renewable?

The GoElectric Tariff electricity comes from sources like wind, solar, biomass, tidal and hydroelectric. To ensure we can provide customers with renewable electricity, we match 100% of customer’s electricity consumption with UK sourced Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) certificates, which are issued by the UK energy regulator Ofgem.

Every year we also publish details of the fuel sources. View EDF Energy’s Fuel mix for more information.

Why do I need a smart meter for the GoElectric tariff?

Having a smart meter provides customers with greater control as you can see exactly how much you are spending and when. With a smart meter, meter readings are collected remotely meaning they can be sent more frequently to your energy supplier. This also means your never have to provide meter readings in order to receive an accurate bill.

Installing a smart meter at home as part of the GoElectric tariff also enables EDF Energy to accurately credit customers with any applicable offers and discounts, that may be included as part of a tariff or product offering.

Can I include gas on the GoElectric tariff?

Yes, gas prices are included as part of the dual fuel option of the GoElectric tariff. However, unlike electricity only, gas is not available on its own as part of the GoElectric tariff range. For more information please see the GoElectric tariff pricing

How can I benefit from the GoElectric tariff?

EDF Energy’s GoElectric tariff has more off-peak hours than any other electric vehicle tariff, currently on the market (as of 12/08/2019). In fact, the GoElectric tariff provides customers, who have a compatible 2 rate meter, with off-peak electricity every weeknight from 9pm to 7am the next day. Not only that, these customers also receive off-peak electricity all weekend, from 9pm on Friday until 7am on Monday.

The GoElectric tariff is also inclusive of your home as well as your car. So not only can EDF Energy customers charge their electric cars for half price in the evenings, they can also use electricity, safe in the knowledge that it’s cheaper for the house too.

Can I switch directly to the EDF Energy GoElectric tariff?

It depends if you are an EDF Energy customer or not, if you own an electric vehicle and whether you have a smart meter that we can talk to.

Please see the table below to understand which version of the GoElectric tariff eligible for.

 

GoElectric Tariff Eligibility

Unfortunately the GoElectric 2 rate tariff is not currently compatible with first generation smart meters (SMETs 1) that have been installed by other energy suppliers. However we have created a competitive single rate tariff for customers that have these meter types. Please see below table to see which version of the tariff you are eligible for, based on meter type. If you are not sure which meter type you have or for more information on the single rate tariff, please email us at goelectric@edfenergy.com

 EDF Energy Customer (EV Owner)Non-EDF Energy Customer (EV Owner)
No Smart Meter*2 rate2 rate
Smart Meter (SMETs 1) EDF Energy Installed2 rate2 rate
Smart Meter (SMETs 1) Non-EDF Energy Installed**1 rate1 rate
Smart Meter (SMETs 2)2 rate2 rate

*If you don't have a smart meter installed, EDF Energy will arrange to have one fitted as part of your switch to the GoElectric tariff.

**First generation Smart Meters that have not been installed by EDF Energy are not eligible for the 2 rate GoElectric tariff. Where this is the case, a single rate version with a similar yearly bill price will be offered.

Will my electricity bill go up?

If you’re not already an electric vehicle driver then yes, your electricity bill is likely to increase. This is because electric vehicles use electricity to charge their batteries. However, you are likely to see savings elsewhere, for instance in petrol costs and vehicle road tax. For example, the cost to charge an electric car with 100 miles is around £2.30 if you use the off-peak rate on the GoElectric tariff.

If you are already an electric vehicle driver and you are not on the GoElectric tariff, then it is possible that your electricity bill will decrease, due to the amount of off-peak hours available to charge your electric vehicle.

Having a smart meter can also help you to to reduce your bills becasue it allows you to see how much electricity you’re using on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and that gives you greater control in managing your consumption.

EDF Energy have also teamed up with EO Charging to bring you a small compact EO Mini Pro charger, which comes with a handy smart app that tracks your charging and enables to monitor your charging times and costs.

Does my GoElectric tariff include my house as well as my electric car?

Yes, the GoElectric tariff combines both your house and your electric car charging into one tariff. So, in order to make the most out of your electricity tariff, it pays to do the washing and tumble drying after 9pm or to use that electric shower before 7am.

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