Octopus Energy has announced a number of initiatives to support EV drivers, including a new 15p per kWh export tariff, and a community energy EV charging partnership with Co Charger.

Octopus EV is partnering with Co Charger to “unlock the potential of community charging”, by making it easier for people with private home chargers to share them with neighbours who cannot install them.

Octopus, who also announced that it delivered its 10,000th EV last week, aims to enable households with an EV and solar panels to earn an additional £150 by combining the ‘Intelligent Octopus’ and ‘Outgoing Octopus’ tariffs.


The new tariff is the “highest paying fixed export tariff on the market that is open to all exporting households”, according to Octopus. Standard export tariffs are 5p per kWh.

In September 2022, Octopus announced that customers on its ‘Fixed Outgoing’ tariff would see an increase in payments from 7.5p/kWh to 15p/kWh. Intelligent Octopus tariff customers were previously unable to get this export rate. Octopus confirmed on X/Twitter that “Intelligent customers can now be on either Fixed or Agile Outgoing.”

However, the increased export rate is not being extended to Octopus Go tariff customers. Octopus said that “The combination is possible for Intelligent Octopus users because the smart charging they’ve enabled means we can unlock extra savings (and help balance the energy grid even more) by using their car charging demand flexibly. This isn’t the case for Octopus Go and is part of why we can’t extend it to Go users.”

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