With global energy prices at record highs, we've decided to pause our online sales. To protect customers from switching to a more expensive tariff, we're asking everyone to get in touch with us directly so we can make sure you're getting the best deal. Our electric vehicle tariffs can still offer great value if you can schedule your vehicle to charge overnight. If you'd like to request a switch to Octopus Go Green, please call us on tel: 08081693274 with your current energy prices to hand so we can discuss your options. Let the energy specialist you speak to know that you're a Volkswagen customer and that you're entitled to free miles in the form of a £90 credit on your energy account.
Congratulations on your new electric Volkswagen! To get you moving, Volkswagen and Octopus Energy are offering the equivalent of up to 2,500 free miles of 100% renewable electric fuel when you sign up to Octopus Go Green, our greener smart tariff for electric car owners.
Why you'll love Octopus Go Green
- Super cheap electricity for 7.5p/kWh between 00:30-04:30 every night
- Keeps fuel costs around 2p/mile, around a tenth of the price of a traditional car
- Truly green power which directly supports renewable generators
- Award winning customer service
To join Octopus Go Green you'll need to have a SMETS2 or Secure SMETS1 smart meter installed to join the tariff.
Don't have a smart meter? No problem! Join Octopus Energy on an interim tariff, and we'll contact you to book a smart meter appointment once you've switched.
Alternatively you can switch to one of our standard tariffs.
Want to join Octopus Go Green?
You'll need to:
Be an Octopus Energy customer
Switch if you're not already with us. We'll need you to switch to one of our interim tariffs while we connect the dots behind the scenes.
Have an electric car and a home EV charger
If you've got a vehicle on order from you can start your switch now so that you're set up to charge when you're vehicle arrives.
Have a smart meter we can connect to
We can connect to second generation (SMETS2) meters, and Secure™ branded (SMETS1) smart meters. If you don't have a smart meter, we can install one for you once you switch.
Hang tight while we connect to your smart meter
It generally takes us around 14 days to connect to a smart meter so we can read it remotely – whether it's one we've just installed, or one we're taking over after you switch to us.
Read more on this.
Accept our Terms & Conditions via email
Once we're connected and getting half–hourly readings from your smart meter, we'll send you an email asking you to accept the Terms & Conditions of Octopus Go Green to complete your switch.
Have a read of our smart tariff Terms & Conditions now.
Once you've confirmed via email,
You're good to Go Green!
Your tariff will change automatically to Octopus Go Green. You should see the change straight away on your online account.
Frequently asked questions
Is everyone eligible for Octopus Go Green?
Octopus Go Green is a smart tariff which means that you need to have a SMETS2 or Secure SMETS1 smart meter installed before you can join the tariff.
Don't have a smart meter? No problem! Join Octopus Energy on an interim tariff through this link, and we'll contact you to book a smart meter appointment once you've switched.
Most properties are suitable for a smart meter, as long as you have good mobile signal, and are not currently on a prepay meter. If you've already got a 3 phase electricity meter, you're in a rural location, or your electricity meter is in a communal cupboard, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll look into it for you.
If you're unable to get a smart meter you can still sign up for one of our other great value Octopus tariffs here.
Are other Octopus tariffs available?
Yes! You can switch to any one of our Octopus tariffs here and still receive your free miles.
How do I claim my free miles?
Your free miles will be received in the form of £90 credit in your Octopus Energy account when you switch both fuel accounts to Octopus. The credit will be automatically added to your account once you're on supply and your first direct debit has been taken (usually around 10 days later).
How is the free mileage calculated?
For the ABT e-transport 6.1 panel van, at Octopus' Go Green tariff off-peak rate (7.5 p/kWh), £90 credit is equivalent to up to 2,500 miles. This is based on a usable battery capacity of 37.1 kWh and WLTP range of 82 miles giving an efficiency average of 0.45 kWh/mile. Efficiency differs depending on multiple variables, such as driving conditions and vehicle configuration. If the vehicle is not charged during the off-peak window £90 credit is equivalent to approximately 647 miles based on the peak electricity price of 30.73 p/kWh.
What if I'm already an Octopus customer?
Customers who joined us directly can still avail of this great offer. However, if you joined us via our Refer a Friend scheme or through one of our partners, and have already received a joining reward, unfortunately, you're not eligible for a free miles reward. If you're a gas and electricity customer, and haven't received a joining reward from us previously, you'll receive a £90 credit. If you're only with us for one fuel type, you'll receive £45 credit. Drop us an email at email@example.com to take the offer.
I've purchased a Volkswagen electric vehicle and want to sign up to a standard tariff, am I still eligible?
You're still eligible for free miles if you switch your gas and electricity supply to one of our standard tariffs. If you decide to switch to one fuel type, you'll receive £45 credit. You can switch to any one of our Octopus tariffs here.
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Terms and conditions
*To benefit from the free miles, you'll need to be a new or existing customer of Octopus Energy and have purchased a new Volkswagen electric vehicle.
New customers will be eligible for £45 credit per fuel type (gas and/or electricity) on their energy account they switch to any Octopus tariff. You will not be eligible for the credit if you sign up via a third party like a price comparison site.
To receive £90 credit, you must switch both fuels to Octopus Energy. If only one account is switched, you'll receive £45 credit.
The credit will be applied to your account once the account is on supply and the first direct debit payment has been taken.
To benefit from the Octopus Go Green tariff, you must have a SMETS2 smart meter or a SecureTM branded SMETS1 meter that they have agreed to let Octopus receive half-hourly consumption data from.
For the ABT e-transport 6.1 panel van, at Octopus' Go Green tariff off-peak rate (7.5 p/kWh), £90 credit is equivalent to up to 2,500 miles. This is based on a usable battery capacity of 37.1 kWh and WLTP range of 82 miles giving an efficiency average of 0.45 kWh/mile. Efficiency differs depending on multiple variables, such as driving conditions and vehicle configuration. If the vehicle is not charged during the off-peak window £90 credit is equivalent to approximately 647 miles based on the peak electricity price of 30.73p/kWh.
If you qualify for more than one type of marketing incentive, we reserve the right to give you just one incentive.
Your contract with Octopus Energy, as set out in our Terms and Conditions, starts when you accept the Terms and Conditions as part of our Application process.
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