Congratulations on your new electric Volkswagen! To get you moving, Volkswagen and Octopus Energy are offering the equivalent of up to 8,000 free miles of 100% renewable electric fuel when you sign up to Octopus Go, our smart tariff for electric car owners.
Why you'll love Octopus Go
Octopus Go is a smart tariff offering you super-cheap overnight electricity at 5p/kWh between 00:30 — 04:30 every night using nothing but 100% renewable, carbon-free electricity. It's the perfect tariff for charging your new electric Volkswagen at home.
To join Octopus Go 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.
Frequently asked questions
Where do I find my order number?
Your order number will be on your Volkswagen order paperwork you received from your Volkswagen Centre when you ordered the vehicle.
Is everyone eligible for Octopus Go?
Octopus Go 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 ID.3 1st Edition with Pro, at Octopus' Go tariff off-peak rate (5 p/kWh), £90 credit is equivalent to up to 8,000 miles. This is based on a usable battery capacity of 86.5 kWh and WLTP of 241 miles giving an efficiency average of 0.36 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 1790 miles based on the peak electricity price of 14p/kWh.
What if I'm already an Octopus customer?
You're still eligible for free miles! If you switch both your gas and electricity supply to one of our standard tariffs you’ll receive a £90 credit. If you decide to switch to only 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 via this referral link 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 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 ID.3 1st Edition with Pro, at Octopus' Go tariff off-peak rate (5 p/kWh), £90 credit is equivalent to up to 8,000 miles. This is based on a usable battery capacity of 58 kWh and WLTP range of 260 miles giving an efficiency average of 0.22 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 2800 miles based on the peak electricity price of 14p/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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