Vauxhall announces new home charging partnership

Vauxhall has partnered with green tech pioneer Octopus Energy to promote the use of renewable energy and reduce charging costs for EV drivers.

The strategic partnership delivers enhanced options for customer home charging, access to more than 300,000 public charge points across the UK and Europe via one single payment card and app, as well as access to new smart energy tariffs.

Meanwhile, the new partnership also allows both new and existing Vauxhall owners to opt for the installation of a home wallbox charger that is linked to the UK’s first flexible charging tariff, Intelligent Octopus.

James Taylor, managing director, Vauxhall, said: “Vauxhall is committed to electrifying Britain and by partnering with a highly-respected brand like Octopus Energy, we’re giving our electric vehicle drivers the ability to ensure that they charge at home in the greenest and most affordable way possible as well as simplifying public charging by providing access to many networks across the UK with just one card.”

Rebecca Dibb-Simkin, chief product officer, Octopus Energy Group, said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with such a forward-thinking brand as Vauxhall, helping its customers switch to electric faster and more comfortably. Going electric is not only good for the planet, it’s also cheaper than fuelling gas-guzzlers and has the added benefit of helping to end our dependence on fossil fuels.”

The Intelligent Octopus tariff features electricity from 100% renewable sources, with new customers getting an initial £25 off their bill. It promises cost savings by charging vehicles when energy costs are at their cheapest, while also offer a guaranteed lower rate per kWh during an off-peak time window of 11.30pm to 5.30am.

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