look at the criteria for this. I was offered it when I renewed a short time ago but wasn't suitable for me as you need a smart charger.
It's an extra hour at 5.5p (6 vs 5 hours).What is the benefit of Intelligent Octopus over normal Go?
Ah ha....have never needed more than 2.5 hours with one EV as normally you are going from circa 30% to circa 75% or thereabouts.It's an extra hour at 5.5p (6 vs 5 hours).
Good to see someone else read the Web page, but I thought it was 5p not 5.5pNot just any smart charger either, the criteria are very limited at the moment:
To get early access to Intelligent Octopus, you need:
(so only 2 charger makes & iPhone, no Android)
- A smart meter we can connect to
- A compatible electric vehicle or charger (right now, any Tesla or Wallbox OCPP-enabled charger)
- An iOS smartphone to manage charging via our app
The first thing I checked when I got the email was the regular daytime rate. For me it's 24.14p/kWh, which is almost double what I'm paying now on Go Faster (13.8p). Not sure how long that will last though, I'm waiting for the email telling me the rate is increasing...
If it works how the website blurb says it's supposed to, I don't see any reason it would be more complicated than any other Go tariff, unless you are likely to need to use your car at very short notice in the middle of the night, but that's a risk anyway with timed charging.
The way I understand it's supposed to work is that if the grid is less busy outside the "regular" 23:30-05:30 time slot, they will turn on the charging earlier to balance the grid outside those hours. If not, you get the regular slot as normal.
That is our charging situation too- 2 ID3s with on or the other charging within the GO window 3 or 4 days of the week.On Octopus Go with one EV and a Heat Pump soon to be two EVs. We have a Smart Charger/Ohme cable. Why pay 5.5p per kWh when you can pay 5p? Go works fine. One EV charges twice a week so I suspect the other will too, we just need to alternate charging days. What is the benefit of Intelligent Octopus over normal Go?
Depends on the EV capacity. Our 58kWh ID3s consistently take 4 hours to add 42% charge.Ah ha....have never needed more than 2.5 hours with one EV as normally you are going from circa 30% to circa 75% or thereabouts.
How are you getting 56% of 58kWh usable capacity (32.5kWh delivered) over 4 hours when you're only supplying 28.8kWh (4 x 7.2kWh) in a process that's not 100% efficient?Interesting the different charging times
On our zappi with 7.2kw, the four hours have taken me once from 20 to 76%, but another time I made it from 20% to 80%. I guess it depends if the 20% is on the border of 21% or 19% 😀
If I plan to drive more then 100 miles for that day, I prefer to charge to 90%, which means to utilise the 4 hours I need to be more then 30% before charging.
Even driving to North Wales from London and being on holiday driving around up to Liverpool, I have never charged to 100%. I know the ID3 100% is not really 100%, but I prefer to avoid if I can.
I had the invite but don't have a Tesla or a Wallbox OCPP-enabled charger so of no use. Anyway, I'm fortunate enough to have fixed into Go Faster back in April for 20:30-01:30 at 5.5p and 14.1p/kWh with 25p/day standing charge.Has anyone (else) been invited to join Intelligent Octopus ? It seems to be invitation-only at the mo.
I'm currently on Go Faster 5, 20:30-01:30, at 5.5p per kWh. This new offer is 6 hours at 5p, so longer and cheaper than Go Faster 5. But it's app-controlled, you have to tell Octopus, via the app, every time you charge, when you need it charged by. That way they can move different demands around to meet available supplies.
I'm not sure how this would work...do they have tech that somehow allows them to enable and disable car charging even though they only control the meter, not the Podpoint ? If they can do this, do they only apply the 5.5p/kWh to actual car charging and not to any other electricity supply purpose during the cheap period (I like to use the tumble dryer in the cheap period for what I thought was a two-thirds discount).
Does anyone think this new offer is good value, or more like too much hassle ?
It's supposed to be good practise to push it to 100 occasionally otherwise the BMS doesn't know what the top of the battery looks like.I have never charged to 100%. I know the ID3 100% is not really 100%, but I prefer to avoid if I can.