EDF has launched its cheapest electric vehicle (EV) tariff to date to help make it easier and cheaper for drivers to switch.
The zero carbon GoElectric 35 tariff offers an off-peak rate of 4.5p/Kwh, which EDF is claiming to be the cheapest on the market. For this tariff, off peak is classified as 12am-5am daily. At this rate, it would allow customers to fully charge a standard 40kW Nissan Leaf for £1.80.
The GoElectric single rate is also available, offering a fixed price, as well as the GoElectric 98 tariff which offers 98 hours of off-peak electricity per week at 9p/kWh, which EDF said is ideally suited for high consumption households or high mileage drivers with bigger batteries that need to be recharged for longer. For this tariff, off peak is classified as all weekend and 9pm-7am on weekdays.
Drivers also have the option to lease an EV through EDF from £170 a month for a Skoda CITIGOe iV, or buy an EV smart home charger. Earlier this year the supplier acquired EV charging firm Pod Point and in 2019 acquired battery storage and EV charging firm Pivot Power.
It also powers ubitricity’s EV charging network with 100% renewable energy, and in September was awarded a contract with the Crown Commercial Service to help accelerate the electrification of public sector fleets.
It isn’t the only supplier to launch an EV tariff, with others on offer including ScottishPower’s SmartGreen EV tariff and the 1 Year Fix and Drive tariff offering up to 2,000kWh of electricity free per year if charging overnight launched by SSE Energy Services before it was acquired by OVO.