We’ve got some exciting news to share with EV drivers and Pure Planet Members thinking about getting their first EV.
Check out our new EV pages and tools on the Pure Planet website! A big thanks to community Members for helping us test this out over the last few months. Shout out to
The new features - which we’ll build on and add to over time - includes a way to see how much it’ll cost to charge different models with Pure Planet; a find-a-charger map for charging on the go; and lots of information about the benefits of driving electric when powered by renewable energy.
This is step one in encouraging greater adoption of EVs and, while this is aimed at EV ‘newbies’ mostly for now, we’ll be working on more info over time.
Home charging news
We’re also happy to announce a new service to help Pure Planet Members get their first EV charger installed at home.
We’ve partnered with EO to offer the EO Mini Pro charger.
The EO Mini Pro has some great features, including:
It’s connected to the internet via Wifi - it can then be monitored and controlled via the EO app
It is one of the smallest charge points available
For those with solar panels, it can automatically charge the EV with any excess solar generation that would otherwise be exported to the grid
It has a power balancing feature meaning it will adjust the EV charging rate according to the amount of electricity being used in the home
It is available as a tethered or untethered chargepoint, in four different colours
The EO Mini Pro costs £545 including installation after the £350 Government grant.
Pure Planet Futures
As you know, we’ve been running an EVs pilot with Pure Planet Members since March this year.
One of the first stages in the pilot was to see how existing EV drivers are charging - when, where, how often.
Thanks to you, we’re getting very close to revealing a new tariff for EV drivers.
We’re expecting to announce our tariff next month or November, depending on testing. We’ll offer it to community Members first and it’ll go live to all soon after that. If you’re an EV driver already on a fixed tariff with Pure Planet, one thing we can say now is that we won’t charge you an exit fee to switch to the EV tariff.
Much more EV tariff detail will come soon. Meanwhile, please do take a look at the new EV pages on our website and let us know what you think. Of course we’ll be adding more info over the coming weeks and months, including a database of different EV models
Half hourly readings
The first version of the EV tariff will be a simple, night rate service, giving our Members cheaper renewable energy to charge their cars when demand for energy is cheaper.
But we’re already working on future plans for more dynamic charging and pricing using smart meter technology.
About a dozen or so Members who have completed our EVs pilot form are now sending us half-hourly readings. This gives us valuable information to test as well as learn from.
That’s it for now. Any questions? Let’s chat about them in the replies below.