Top 5 Electricity suppliers – Spring 2022

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

Welcome to Electric Road’s all-new ‘Top 5 Electricity suppliers’.

At Electric Road, our key objective is to be as useful as we possibly can be for those considering their first/next electric car and related products & services. Electricity suppliers are naturally very important to many electric car owners and while price is the key consideration, renewable energy is a significant factor for a lot of owners.

 

Owner Ratings

Based on the hundreds of Owner Reviews we receive each month, we have extracted the top 5 highest-rated electricity suppliers based on our new owner ratings system. From January 1st onwards, all owners have to provide a bolt rating out of 5 on their current electricity supplier within their review. We’ve then worked out the average rating for each electricity company as indicated below with the Top 5.

 

We hope this summary of EV owners’ opinions will help you make the right decision when the time comes to consider a new supplier. The Top 5 Electricity suppliers will be updated each quarter ensuring you have the latest trends from the Electric Road audience.

 

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers

 

  1. Octopus Energy (4.59)

  2. EDF (3.89)

  3. E.ON (3.61)

  4. British Gas (3.61)

  5. ScottishPower (3.27)

 

 

1. Octopus Energy

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

 

Octopus Energy are our clear winners of the Top 5 Electricity suppliers for Spring 2022 with a substantially higher owner rating score than the other companies in the Top 5.

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

 

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, April 2022).

 

 

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

 

‘Octopus Go – I can’t believe in the current cost of living crisis it’s still 5p per kWh at night.’

BMW i3 2015, Rex. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘Octopus Go Faster – yes, would recommend as it provides cheap overnight charging.’

Porsche Taycan 2020, James. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘Octopus Go – they have a very cheap overnight tariff which I’m able to charge up my work mileage in the 4 hour window every night.’

Polestar 2 2021, Ross Jones. Read the full Owner Review here

 

 

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2. EDF

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

 

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

 

 

About EDF (by themselves)

 

GoElectric EV tariffs for your car and home:

Notes

  1. EV charging based on using a 7kW home charger and EDF’s GoElectric35 tariff at 4.5p/Kwh off-peak.
  2. EDF’s EV tariffs are backed with 100% zero carbon renewable electricity. Electricity for EDF’s GoElectric tariff comes from renewable sources like wind, solar, biomass, tidal and hydroelectric. At the end of each fuel mix reporting year, EDF will make sure they’ve purchased enough renewable electricity from EDF owned renewable generation to match the total volume of electricity supplied to all their customers on the GoElectric tariff. A fuel mix reporting year begins on 1 April and ends on 31 March the following year. UK Fuel Mix disclosure information published by the Government (BEIS), recognises electricity from wind, solar and nuclear fuel produces zero carbon dioxide emissions at the point of generation. See EDF’s tariff table for more information.

(as published on their website, April 2022).

 

 

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

 

‘EDF EV tariff for evenings and weekends. You need to work out whether EV tariffs will work for you, as the standing charge is higher.’

Skoda ENYAQ iV 80 2021, Stephen P. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘EDF Online 2024 – chose it because it was 20p per kWh at a time when I knew the price cap was going up.’

Tesla Model 3 Long Range 2021, Pete T. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘We are with EDF on their GoElectric 98 tariff – cheaper electric from 9pm to 7am every day and all weekend too (total 98 hrs cheap rate).’

MG ZS EV 2019, Vince Williams. Read the full Owner Review here

 

 

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3. E.ON

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

 

 

About E.ON (by themselves)

 

 

Here’s what some of our owners think of E.ON:

 

‘E.ON fixed rate until 2024. Nothing special but managed to get a price fix before prices went crazy.’

Tesla Model Y 2022, Darran. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘E.ON – as they offer an annual deal that includes Economy 7 for half price overnight rates.’

Honda e 2020, Peter. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘E.ON Smart Pay As You Go, dual rate – expensive but easy to manage.’

BMW i3S 120Ah 2020, Sam Watson. Read the full Owner Review here

 

 

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4. British Gas

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

 

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

 

About British Gas (by themselves)

  • Save money with our EV energy tariff – we’ll give you a lower price for the electricity you use at night so you can charge your electric vehicle for less. This special price is locked until 29th Feb 2024 and there are no exit fees if you decide to switch to another tariff or to a different energy provider. You can view the details of this tariff, including the standing charge and unit rate, on our Tariff information page. Simply enter your postcode, fuel and meter type and select Electric Drivers Feb 2024.
  • Stay in control of your EV energy bill – use your car dashboard or car manufacturer’s app to schedule your EV charges during the cheaper night time hours and get a free electricity smart meter upgrade to help keep an eye on your spending.
  • Help the environment with our energy tariffs for electric cars – we’ll match 100% of the electricity you use on this tariff by buying the same amount from renewable sources through Guarantees of Origin.

(as published on their website, April 2022).

 

 

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

 

‘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

 

‘We use British Gas on a dual-fuel fixed tariff. We don’t use a specific EV-overnight tariff because we have a large family where the energy use is mainly throughout the day for the washing machine and tumble dryer, with very little energy used after 9pm, meaning that we would not get the benefits from an Economy 7-type EV tariff. British Gas are reliable. They aren’t necessarily the cheapest but overall we get a good service for a decent rate. We pay 17.6pence per kWh and on average we spend £30 to charge our EV.’

bp pulse home charger 7 2021, Ron Mackintosh. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘British Gas for both electric and gas. Currently on a single set tariff but will be changing to British Gas EV Tariff which gives you cheaper electricity between the hours of 12.00 and 05.00 hours. Up to individual circumstances if people decide to change to such a tariff as the daily rate is slightly more expensive.’

Vauxhall Mokka-e SRi Premium 2021, Rob. Read the full Owner Review here

 

 

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5. ScottishPower

 

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

Top 5 Electricity suppliers - Spring 2022

About SmartPower EV Tariff (by themselves):

  • Charge for up to 10 times less than the cost of petrol per mile with our discounted charging times
  • Powered by 100% renewable electricity*
  • Lower off-peak electricity unit rates between midnight and 5am.

 

 

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

 

‘I’m on a fixed rate with ScottishPower. It’s fairly cheap all day and night.’

Skoda ENYAQ iV 60 2021, Andy. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘ScottishPower – help beat cancer campaign with Cancer Research UK.’

Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD ER 2021, Tony. Read the full Owner Review here

 

‘I’m on a fixed rate with Scottish Power. It’s fairly cheap all day and night.’

Skoda ENYAQ iV 60 2021, Andy. Read the full Owner Review here

 

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