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Topic # 237795 18-Jun-2018 15:28
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I spent some time looking into electricity providers who offer discounts for night EV charging. All of the switching websites seem to be a bit behind the times as none ask you if you have an EV...

 

I spoke with my current provider (Pulse) an they said that in order to offer a night rate, I would need a second meter. I have a smart meter and I thought that the whole point of smart meter was to enable real-time monitoring. 

 

Thus far, it seems that Mercury is the most proactive in offering an EV plan.

 

What do you use?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2039843 18-Jun-2018 15:39
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My flat rate in NZ is 18c/KWH (Pulse in Dunedin, high user rate - daily charges extra) - works out better than most day/night rates.

 

After looking around I have considered electric Kiwi (free hour of power @ 16A charging will save ~65c a day ($100-250 a year depending on how often you charge a week))
Also Flick maybe - cheap night rates mean you at paying next to nothing to charge at night (say $1? to fully charge a 24KW leaf compared to $4.30 in my case), but then you have worry about spot rates and spikes. That may not be your thing.

 

 


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  Reply # 2039866 18-Jun-2018 15:59
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Meridian was offering a special EV rate for owners - I ended up deciding to stick with EK, as most of our charging is covered by the free hour, but it seemed a fairly good deal.

No need for two meters, as far as I’m aware - we have just the one but we were offered such deals.

Oh, the other company that seems to get good feedback from EV owners is Ecotricity.

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