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Intelligent Octopus

The next generation tariff for electric vehicle charging

All your smart charging at super low rates, plus six hours of guaranteed cheap, green energy for your car and whole home every night.

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The easiest and cheapest way to home charge your EV

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Put us in charge

Intelligent Octopus pairs with your EV or charger to always smart charge on your super cheap rate, and at the very greenest times

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Cheap power for hours

As well as super cheap smart charging, you get six hours of cheap, green energy from 11.30 pm to 5.30 am every night, for home and charging. You can save up to £1,000 a year vs. our standard tariff.

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Charging at your fingertips

With our handy, hassle-free app, you're in control. Tell us when you need your car charged, and by how much. Track your energy spend at a glance, broken down by charging and home use.

Need your car sooner? Bump Charge from the app at any time to charge your car at normal rates.

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Join 1,000s of customers on Intelligent Octopus

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Want Intelligent Octopus?

You need either an Octopus-compatible EV OR charger

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Plus many more! More compatible chargers and electric vehicles coming soon.

OR you can sign up with any EV with an Ohme charger

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You’re an Octopus Energy customer

If you’re not an Octopus customer yet, you can sign up now

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You have a compatible car OR charging system

We can currently connect with Tesla, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Audi, BMW, Mini, Skoda and Volkswagen (excluding ID models), OR any car that uses an Ohme charger.

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You have an iOS or Android smartphone to manage smart charging via our app

Intelligent Octopus is a product of our labs, available now to customers through our beta programme

Intelligent Octopus is a beta product. Some things may not work the first time, and installations and processes may take longer than we'd like. Third party tech like In-home Displays won't always work, and on occasion data issues with smart meters can take significant time to fix or prevent things from working at all.

If you're cool with this, and you'd still like to work with us to make world-changing energy tariffs a reality, check this box so we know you're on board. You will always be able to switch to one of our fairly priced standard tariffs at any time.

Already an Octopus customer?

Log in to your account to switch to Intelligent Octopus through your online dashboard.

Not yet with Octopus?

No problem. We'll get you up and running, and install a smart meter if you need one at no extra charge.

En route to Intelligent Octopus

What happens next? We'll help make your journey to Intelligent Octopus as smooth as can be, and keep you updated along the way.


Sign up and download the Octopus Energy app

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

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Hang tight while we get your smart meter set up

Intelligent Octopus only works in homes with a smart meter that sends us half hourly readings. That's second generation SMETS2 meters and some types of SMETS1 meters. Not sure what type you have?

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). Everything you need to know about smart meters with Octopus.

It typically takes us 14 days to connect to your smart meter. We'll let you know once we're ready to roll.


Get ready to charge

Once you're set up on the app and ready to go, your tariff will change to IO and you'll be ready for your first smart charge!

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”

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We won't leave you hanging

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

REA Company of the year award

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100% green

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

Don't take our word for it.

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