Paid to Charge –
Ohme chargers work with all UK electricity tariffs, however to get the most from your Ohme you should invest a little time into exploring your charging patterns and match it against the most relevant electricity tariff.
As EVs become increasingly more popular, the demand on the national grid will increase. To balance the demand on the grid over the day, many electricity providers are incentivising EV drivers to charge at off-peak times with special EV tariffs.
As well as your typical standard tariff, there are two types of tariffs favoured by EV drivers for their individual benefits:
These tariffs typically have lower unit costs at certain periods of the day – when there is less demand on the national grid. You know how much you pay and at what time therefore set a time based charging profile.
Innovative “Agile Tariffs” have recently been launched by Octopus Energy. These track the wholesaler price of electricity throughout the day. Where electricity supply is greater than demand (often a result of renewable energy sources), plunge moments can occur where you will get paid to charge your EV. Ohme smart charging integrates perfectly with Agile tariffs allowing you to chase lowest cost charging and benefit from plunge moments.
Your goal may be cost, greener charging or a combination of both, and there is a tariff that best suits your objective. Once you’ve defined your tariff, you can set your charging goals in the Ohme app, plug in your vehicle and forget about it… When you’re ready to use your EV, a fully charged vehicle awaits.
What tariff is best for me?
The choice is yours! However, if you are still undecided, the below might be able to help.
|Tariff||Pricing Profile||Plunge Moments (paid to charge)||Green Energy?||Electricity Providers|
|Fixed price tariff||One set price throughout the day||No||Yes, supplier dependant||Octopus, EDF, British Gas, E-on, SSE|
|Regular Time of Use (variable tariff)||Fixed cheaper prices set at “off-peak” hours throughout the day.||No||Yes, supplier dependant||Octopus Go, Good EV Driver 3, OVO Energy, EDF, EDD, Tonik, Scottish Power|
|Smart Time of Use Tariff||Follows wholesale pricing model, updated every 30 minutes||Yes||Yes, supplier dependant||Octopus Agile|