We’ve got some EV related news to share with our community members.
Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who has been helping us out with our EVs pilot here in the Pure Planet Community.
Thanks to you we got some really useful data about when our Members charge their EVs, enabling us to internally test some possible tariffs.
We were planning to launch a tariff in beta this autumn but we’ve made the decision to delay this until 2021. These decisions are never easy, but we have to juggle a number of demands.
Having a little more time means we can prioritise some new services and other features over the winter.
Smart Export Guarantee - we’re really excited to be working on this and we’re aiming to have this ready by April 2021, so that householders with solar panels can sell energy back to the grid via Pure Planet
A better experience for family members who need to take over an account when the account holder dies – coming in December
Improved callback services for our more vulnerable Members who are on the Priority Services Register – also coming in December
Warm Home Discount so that those on benefits can get help to pay for energy
More fixed tariffs. The first of these went live in the summer and we’ll be announcing new tariffs regularly as we know these are in high demand
Our proposed dedicated EV tariff is still in the works. We’re very close to being able to offer it first to pilot Members here in the community, but we’ve had to make the call to focus on priorities which will be of benefit to a greater number of our Members.
There’ll be more news on the EV tariff in the New Year.
We’re also pleased to have announced a partnership with EV leasing company Elmo, with Pure Planet Members getting a discount, and a great homecharger deal with EO.
We know a dedicated EV tariff is something many of you have been asking for. We also know many are perfectly happy with our value for money tariffs as they are. So don’t forget that our 100% Green tariffs, both fixed and variable, are both great deals for EV drivers already as we don’t charge you a premium day rate in exchange for a cheaper night rate, as some other suppliers do.
Update 19 August 2021: Pure Planet now has an EV tariff for high mileage users with Economy 7 meters