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EV energy bundle helps drivers slash charging costs

Electric vehicle drivers can now access a new energy starter bundle said to give the UK’s lowest priced overnight fixed rate – 8,000 miles for £80.

The new bundle includes a separate rate for EV charging, using a smart charger to access cheaper night-time rates

Launched by renewable energy provider and charger installer Tonik Energy, the Home & Smart EV solution covers both EV and home energy charging but benefits customers through a separate EV charging rate using smart data, giving them transparency over the costs of charging their electric vehicle.

A range of smart chargers are offered, from brands including EO, myenergi and Ohme, priced from £349, and can be used to charge cars at an overnight rate of 4.17p – said to be the UK’s lowest priced fixed overnight rate for EV charging in the UK – or 10p during the day. The night-time rate means drivers who use all 1,920kWh of their annual limit for EV charging could effectively charge their car at the equivalent of £80.06 for 8,000 miles.

The electricity is 100% renewable and Tonik says customers can save up to £300 on their standard home energy when they sign up for the bundle.

CEO Chris Russell explained: “We know that those switching to EV often consider where they could charge when they are out and about, but may think late on, or not enough about their home charging choices.

“With Tonik being both an energy supplier and energy tech installer we can provide this end-to-end solution for the EV owner with the home energy supply charging the car – making it easier and lower cost for consumers.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.