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Have you switched electricity providers to 'clean charge' your EV?

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Actually just checked the mix of sources from my electricity provider and to my dismay, found they were more coal based than the UK average. Shame on me. I am on a fixed tariff right now but will move to ecotricity as soon as possible afterwards
 

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Actually just checked the mix of sources from my electricity provider and to my dismay, found they were more coal based than the UK average. Shame on me. I am on a fixed tariff right now but will move to ecotricity as soon as possible afterwards
I'm stuck in a similar quandry. Zero carbon energy, yes. Clean, debatable. Mostly nuclear.
 

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Switched to Good Energy a couple of years ago, but not specifically to charge my car which I've only had for 8 months.

The unit price was much the same as nPower but the standing charge was slightly more. I've since gone on Economy 7 (to charge the car) so I don't know how it compares now.
 

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Currently on a fixed deal till September with Scottish Power but will change to Ecotricity from then on who kindly supply free electricity for my Zoe when rapid charging away from home. Also in their news section today they have the lowest complaints of any power company. Hope they keep it free for their customers when they eventually start charging (no pun intended) for their chargers!
 

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I moved to Good Energy at the start of the year. I had thought about changing to Economy 7 but having solar panels means I want to be charging during the day except maybe in the winter.
 

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you can have both - PVSP and Economy 7. Best of both worlds!
 
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Ecotricity supplies I believe are 100% from renewables... no nuclear :)
I moved to Good Energy at the start of the year. I had thought about changing to Economy 7 but having solar panels means I want to be charging during the day except maybe in the winter.
I find that most PV systems don't generate enough to stop you importing when charging the car except on the sunniest of days.

A better way IMO is to get E7 and to always charge at night, allowing any surplus power to go out to the grid. Overall I believe that is the cheaper way given the limited times you generate enough solar to charge the car without importing a significant percentage of the necessary power anyway.
 

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Switched to Good Energy last year.. Very good company.
 

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Ecotricity supplies I believe are 100% from renewables... no nuclear :)

I find that most PV systems don't generate enough to stop you importing when charging the car except on the sunniest of days.

A better way IMO is to get E7 and to always charge at night, allowing any surplus power to go out to the grid. Overall I believe that is the cheaper way given the limited times you generate enough solar to charge the car without importing a significant percentage of the necessary power anyway.

Thanks Paul. I've been trying to find out Good Energy's economy 7 tariff but they don't seem to publish prices on their website, at least, I can't find them!
 

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