Top 3 Electricity suppliers

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

Welcome to Electric Road’s Top 3 Electricity suppliers. At Electric Road, our key objective is to be as useful as we possibly can be for those considering their first/next EV and related products and services. Electricity suppliers are naturally very important to most EV owners with more variables than just price being important to them.

 

Based on the hundreds of Owner Reviews we receive each month, we have extracted the most popular suppliers which will hopefully give you greater confidence and trust in order to make the right decision for you as and when the time comes. As we have hundreds and hundreds of Owner Reviews, we believe we can legitimately publish these lists in order to help you. The Top 3 electricity suppliers will be updated each quarter ensuring you have the latest trends from the Electric Road audience.

 

 

Top 3 Electricity suppliers

 

  1. Octopus Energy

  2. EDF

  3. British Gas

 

 

1. Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy have approximately a 50% market share of all EV owners who have provided us with an Owner Review to-date (January 2022).

 

Octopus energy - Electric Road review

 

Here’s a snippet of what Octopus Energy has to say about themselves:

 

‘The energy industry in Britain is ruled by a handful of complacent dinosaurs peddling fossil fuels, pricing trickery and poor customer service. In 2016, Octopus entered the market to disrupt the status quo with energy that’s good for the planet, good for your wallet, and, honestly, good for your soul.

Since then, we’ve been picking up 50,000 customers a month on average, and now supply energy to over 2 million UK homes (and counting). To this day, 92% of our customers rate us as 5* Excellent on TrustPilot; and we’re the only supplier to be recommended by consumer champion, Which? 4 years in a row.’

(as published on their website, January 2022).

 

 

Here’s what some of our owners have to say about Octopus Energy:

 

‘Octopus – great company, easy to deal with, great online handling of bills etc. and they buy the power we generate from the solar panels. Top marks to them.’

Nissan LEAF 62kWh 2021, Ian. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘Octopus Go tariff – very good company. Their service and support is fantastic. With all the market volatility at the moment, Octopus are stable.’

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Project 45 2021, Julian. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘Octopus Go – a specific tariff designed for EV owners. Gives a reduced electricity price between 00:30-04:30, which is useful. I set my car to charge only during those specific times via the Renault app.’

Renault Zoe 2020, Katie. Read the full Owner Review here

 

You can find more information about Octopus Energy at www.octopus.energy

 

 

2. EDF

 

EDF - Electric Road review

 

About EDF (by themselves)

 

GoElectric EV tariffs for your car and home:

 

  • Get cheaper charging overnight at just 4.5p per kWh

  • Charge up for less than £5 while you sleep

  • 100% zero carbon renewable electricity from wind and solar power.

(as published on their website, January 2022).

 

 

Here’s what some of our owners think of EDF:

 

‘EDF GoElectric 2022 – this gives me 10 hours continuous charge from 9pm till 7am, Monday to Friday then 9pm Friday all weekend till Monday 7am which is 98 hours cheap rate @ 9p and allows me to run the home on a cheap rate for longer than Economy 7.’

Tesla Model S 90D 2015, William. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘EDF Electric – because it suits us. During the day have it charged by the solar panels on the roof.’

MG5 EV 2021, Stuart. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘EDF GoElectric 0.08p per hour from 10pm until 7am and all weekend.’

Kia e-Niro 4+ 64kWh 2020, Paul. Read the full Owner Review here

 

 

3. British Gas

 

British gas - Electric Road review

 

About British Gas (by themselves)

 

‘Get our lowest electricity rates between 12am and 5am – perfect for scheduling your electric vehicle charges to save money. We’ll also install an electricity smart meter, if you haven’t got one already, so you can keep an eye on costs.’

(as published on their website, January 2022).

 

 

Here’s what some of our owners think of British Gas’s electricity services: 

 

‘British Gas – we use a non-EV tariff as our main electricity costs are during the daytime and would not be improved with an EV-specific tariff.’

Mini Cooper Electric Level 2 2021, Ron. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘British Gas, not an EV tariff as we’re contracted to Feb 2022. Not a bad rate for electricity.’

Vauxhall Corsa-e Elite Nav 2020, SJ. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘British Gas/electric, cheap tariff.’

Peugeot iOn 2017, Mike. Read the full Owner Review here

 

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