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Can't believe I haven't mentioned this before.. a members post just reminded me about it!

Ecotricity a UK company that specialises in "green" electricity (renewables), offers customers free charge ups at their charging points and money off their electricity bill just for owning an electric car. I can't remember the exact figures unfortunately as I was looking into it in December when I was looking at the Ioniq models.. but I think it was 95 free charges / year and £30 - 50 off your electricity bill / year. Not bad insentives! I use them as a supplier anyway but even better when I think of going EV.

Their "Electric Highway" map is here:
https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/for-the-road/our-electric-highway

More info on them and the work they do:
https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/about-ecotricity
 

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I looked at switching to Ecotricity a while back, but their tariff was way too far above what I was on already.

As of today, the kwh rate for my area is 18.2p - I currently pay 9.5p - that’s practically double.

That’s far to high a penalty for me for walking that extra green mile… :(
 

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I have to admit I nearly fainted when my neighbour told me what his electric bill was compared to mine but I am the type to pay more for ethical stuff. Luckily I can afford to, just. But it is a shame that they can't match 'cheaper' suppliers.. but then it is cheap for a reason.
 

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I'm happy to pay a little extra to do my bit, but double??... Naah!

More than likely Nissan dropped the funding long ago hence the £6 per charge fee, and if so it's not too much of a stretch to imagine that Ecotricity are trying to claw in funding from just about anyone with a conscience.

Anyway, that's just me - each to their own.

And for those that haven't seen it already, this makes good viewing...
 

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this is part of the reason I paid more than I normally do for a car when I got my Ioniq, partly to reduce fuel bills (unfortunately I get a fuel card ) but also reduce emmissions


but main reason I buy a car even when on a car allowance from work is that I would want to run it if I was fully paying for the car and fuel myself and the Ioniq fits the bill totally
 
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