The tariff will include ‘flash’ windows based on periods when Britain is generating an abundance of solar and wind power.
When this happens, the tariff will alert drivers to a four-hour window when charging their vehicle will come at no extra cost, and entirely backed by Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity supply.
The unique “Zap Flash” tariff will provide people with a cheaper and greener way to use electricity. Shifting energy consumption will also help National Grid balance supply and demand during high levels of renewables on the system.
The product was designed with Zap-Map, the UK’s leading EV mapping service, and includes feedback gleaned from the company’s 150,000 active users. It will also be the first EV time of use tariff powered by genuinely 100% renewable electricity.
The tariff will be enabled by smart metering and Good Energy will be rolling out smart EV chargers and an updated app to work alongside the new product. It will be initially launched in beta phase, allowing for more sophisticated versions as the company learns from customers.
The ‘flash period’ will vary in day each week, but the times will remain the same in the summer and winter months. The Summer Flash Period will run from April to September between 11am and 3pm. The Winter Flash Period will run from October to March between 11pm and 3am. Customers will be given at least 24 hours’ notice in advance of the flash period.