Octopus Energy Partnership

Up to 4,500 free green miles

for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles electric vehicle customers switching to Octopus Energy.

for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles electric vehicle customers switching to Octopus Energy.

We’ve partnered with Octopus Energy to offer customers who switch to a dual fuel home energy supply £90 of credit for charging, the equivalent of 4,500 miles1. The offer is also open to customers who have an existing dual fuel supply with Octopus Energy.

For electric drivers, Octopus Energy recommends the Octopus Go tariff. This 100% green electricity tariff offers 5p/kWh electric charging between 00.30am – 4.30am every night. This means you can charge while you sleep at a cost of around 2p per mile. Charging at peak times on this tariff works out at around 14p per mile, and there is a standing charge of 25p2.

 

Who is Octopus Energy?

Octopus Energy are Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ recommended energy supplier. Through our partnership we can pass on great value to electric drivers and offers including £90 of credit worth up to 4,500 free green miles3.

Octopus Energy are a leading name in affordable green energy solutions. Through their ‘time of use’ tariffs they keep costs low for electric drivers by charging far less to charge at off-peak hours.

Octopus Energy was established in 2016 with the aim to provide energy that is good for the planet and cost-effective for their customers. They now supply energy to 1.5 million homes in the UK and are expanding at an impressive rate. Like Volkswagen, Octopus Energy take customer service seriously and have established a solid reputation with a 5* Excellent rating on Trust Pilot. Octopus Energy is also the only supplier to be recommended by Which? for the last three years running.

With Octopus Energy, you’ll be given fair and transparent pricing for 100% green energy, without being locked into a contract.

How to sign up?

To apply for the offer, follow the link below:

·       https://VWcommercial.octopus.energyOpens an external link

To apply as fleet customer,  please sign up here:

·       https://vwcommercialfleet.octopus.energyOpens an external link

If you’re an EV customer who already has an Octopus Energy tariff at home, contact them directly at existingevoffer@octoenergy.com to request a switch or add credit to your account.

Need to talk to Octopus? Email: hello@octopus.energy from 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

Next steps

Important information :

1.
Off-peak charging and smart meter required, terms and conditions apply
2.
Prices correct as of Sept 2020
3.
New customers to Octopus Energy who purchase a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles electric vehicle and who set up an account for gas and/or electricity who sign up via the referral link provided by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK will be eligible for free miles in the form of £45 credit per fuel type on their energy account. To receive £90 credit, customers must switch both fuels to Octopus Energy. If only one account is switched, the customer will receive £45 credit. The credit shall be applied once the account is on supply and the first direct debit payment has been taken.

If you qualify for more than one marketing incentive, Octopus reserves the right to give you just one incentive. Existing customers who already received a marketing incentive on sign-up to Octopus will not be eligible for this offer.

To benefit from the Octopus Go tariff, the customer must have a SMETS2 smart meter or a SecureTM branded SMETS1 meter that they have agreed to let Octopus receive half-hourly consumption data from. There are some instances where a smart meter installation is not possible, for example remote areas with poor mobile signal. Where smart meter installation is not possible, customers can sign up to an Octopus standard tariff and still receive the £45 credit per fuel type.

For the ABT e-Transporter 6.1, at Octopus’ Go tariff off-peak rate (5 p/kWh), £90 credit is equivalent to up to 4,500 miles when the vehicle is driven purely on electric power. This is based on a usable battery capacity of 32.5 kWh and an electric driving range of 81 miles giving an efficiency average of 0.4 kWh/mile. Efficiency differs depending on multiple variables, such as driving conditions and vehicle configuration. If the vehicle is not charged during the off-peak window £90 credit is equivalent to approximately 1600 miles based on the peak electricity price of 14p/kWh.

Existing Octopus Energy customers who purchase an EV from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles should contact Octopus Energy directly on existingevoffer@octoenergy.com to request a switch and/or add credit to their account.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK reserves the right to withdraw the offer without notice.
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