Green energy is the missing link for electric cars.
For an electric vehicle to really run emissions 'free', it has to be powered by green energy. If you get your energy from Ecotricity, you can ensure your car is fuelled by the wind and the sun, at home and away.
For electricity customers, we offer an annual Electric Vehicle discount of £40 from your bills – that’s the equivalent to about 1,000 miles of free electricity each year.
For customers who have both electricity and gas with Ecotricity (or just electricity if you don’t have a gas supply), you also get free use of the Electric Highway subject to our fair usage policy – so we’ve got you covered at home and on the road.
And as an Ecotricity customer, you’ll also get green energy, great customer service and an ethical pricing policy, which means you’re always on our latest best price.
Switch your electricity and gas (or just electricity if you don’t have a gas supply) to Ecotricity. You can do that online here.
Create an Eco ID. Your Eco ID allows you to access your Ecotricity energy account and the Electric Highway app with the same login details.
Download the Electric Highway App and register using your Eco ID.
That's it! Your Electric Highway and Ecotricity energy accounts are now linked, and you'll receive free charging as long as you have a live energy account with us.
Who’s eligible for the EV discount?
All 100% electric/ plug-in hybrid/ plug-in range extender cars qualify for our electric car discount.
When you join us, you just need to send us one of the following:
A couple of things to note:
The 1,000 'free' miles is based on an annual discount of £40 a year applied to our Green Electricity tariff. The exact number of 'free' miles you get will depend on your car and driving style. Nissan quote 1kWh = 4.12 miles of travel for their electric car (Nissan Leaf model) .
Using that information, if you live in Norwich and have a standard meter:
|Unit rate (p/kWh)||Discount (per year)||'Free' kWh||Miles per kWh||'Free' miles (per year)|
In this example, charging at night using our Economy 7 tariff, the number of 'free' miles is even greater:
|Economy 7 Meter|
|Night rate (p/kWh)||Discount (per year)||'Free' kWh||Miles per kWh||'Free' miles (per year)|
You can work out your own costs for your electricity usage by entering your postcode in our price checker.