A new home charging service claims to offer the lowest cost for EV owners charging up their vehicles at home.

EDF has joined forces with charge point operator Pod Point to offer the new home-charging tariff using the Pod Point Solo 3 home charger.

On point

The Pod Point EV Exclusive Tariff is to be made available to existing users and new customers. They will need  sign up to use EDF for their energy.

It will see customers charged 7.4 pence per kilowatt hour for energy used between the hours of midnight and 5am. Owners can schedule their EV to charge at the hours they want, making sure thy can make the most of off-peak costs.

The overnight rate is combined with what they say is a ‘competitive daytime rate’. It means that, overall, customers will achieve the best overall EV tariff based on a typical usage.

Complete package

Comparisons use an annual Ofgem typical peak usage of 2,700kWh peak and 2,000 kWh off-peak EV charging usage (covering an average of 8,000 miles worth of charge). An average peak and off-peak rate of the Pod Point EV Exclusive tariff for customers paying by direct debit who have a smart meter.

“We know consumers are most likely to charge their cars overnight at home,” says Pod Point CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer.

“This tariff will make home EV charging more affordable for thousands of households across the country, whilst still providing a competitive peak rate to deliver the overall cheapest EV tariff.”

Compare & contrast

All prices are sourced directly from the supplier’s websites and are correct as October 20.

Supplier Annual Bill Estimate (£)
Pod Point EV Exclusive 1,177.43
Octopus – Octopus Go 1,188.51
British Gas – Electric Driver Oct24 1,178.47
Eon – Next Drive 1,275.56
ScottishPower – EV Saver October 2024 1,334.80