Intelligent Octopus gives you six hours of smart charging every night at a super low rate

Simply tell us when you need your car charged, and by how much, and we'll handle the rest – charging your vehicle with cheapest, greenest electrons available

Need your car sooner? You're in control: Bump Charge from the app at any time to charge your car at normal rates

Plus your whole home gets six hours of super cheap rates every night, from 11.30pm to 5.30am. You can save up to £100 between home and charging vs. Octopus Go

Find your day rate and standing charge

Smart charge your car when the grid's greenest

Intelligent Octopus pairs directly with your car's charging system, using KrakenFlex machine learning to optimise your charge.

Each day, we'll map a Smart Charge plan, charging to fill you up using the most green electrons possible – you pay a super low cost for any Smart Charging and help balance the energy grid at the same time.

To get early access to Intelligent Octopus, you need:

  • 🤓A smart meter we can connect to
  • 🔌A compatible electric vehicle or charger
  • 📱An iOS or Android smartphone to manage charging via our app

This is the very first version of Intelligent Octopus to hit the market. We're working fast to integrate with more chargers, electric vehicles and operating systems.

Works with

More compatible chargers coming soon

* Volkswagen ID models are currently excluded

Manage smart charging via our handy app

Intelligent Octopus iOS App

Set your charging level, and what time you need to reach it by. Just plug in, and we'll give you your ideal charge during the greenest times. We'll either schedule your charge during the cheap hours of 11.30pm and 5.30am or, if we schedule your charge outside those times, we'll give you the super cheap rate for your car and home electricity.

Need to charge up ASAP? Override our smart plan at the click of a button to Bump Charge.

Read our Intelligent Octopus FAQs

Want to join Intelligent Octopus?

You'll need to:

  1. Sign up to Octopus Energy

    You must be an Octopus Energy customer to join Intelligent Octopus. If you're not a customer yet, check if you're eligible to sign up today.

  2. Have a smart meter we can connect to

    That's second generation SMETS2 meters, or SMETS1 meters made by Secure. Not sure what type you have? Find out via your Octopus online account, or if you're not a customer yet, here's a handy way to work it out.

    If you don't already have one, we can arrange to install a SMETS2 smart meter at no extra cost. These are suitable for most homes (with some exceptions), and we'll contact you to set up an appointment as soon as there's availability in your area – though this can take some time depending on pandemic restrictions, availability of local engineers and other factors. Read more about getting a smart meter installed with Octopus.

  3. Answer some quick questions about your charging setup

    We need to ask a couple of questions to check we can integrate with your electric vehicle charger. If we can't connect with your setup just yet, we'll take your details and get in touch when the tariff is more widely available.

  4. Download the Octopus Energy app

    Use the Octopus Energy app to get setup, switch tariffs and control your Smart Charging.

  5. Read and accept our terms & conditions

    Once we've confirmed we can integrate with your device, and we're taking half-hourly readings from your meter, we'll get you switched over to Intelligent Octopus.

  6. Register your car or charger to get ready to charge!

    Use the app to register your car or charger, set your charging preferences and activate a Bump Charge if you need to charge right away.

Why Octopus?

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Great value for the long term

Our standard prices have always been cheaper than any of the old “Big 6”

Octopus Energy is Uswitch's supplier of the year
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We won't leave you hanging

We've answered your calls within 2 minutes on average over the past year

Octopus Energy is REA's company of the year
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100% green

All our electricity comes from 100% renewable sources like sun, wind and water

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