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Octopus Plans and renewals

mosraza

Member
Aug 18, 2021
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United Kingdom
Hi guys,

does anyone know of the best app that will help me see how much it’ll cost me to charge my car up either peak or off peak? The octopus app is clunky and my charger has the worst app known to man (BP pulse).
are there any 3rd party apps?
 

mosraza

Member
Aug 18, 2021
288
269
United Kingdom
Do you just mean a spreadsheet that you can put in the price/kWh and the number of kWh used?

No, most home chargers come with fancy apps that show costs over last 24 hours, 7 days, month, year etc. My home charger is rubbish and Octopus don't really have a streamlined app.
It would be good that I could see the total cost to charge my car just simply from calculating it when I plug in, much like Supercharging does.

I can easily calculate it using the formula above, however there may be times I'm plugged in past the off peak rate etc, so would just be nice to see everything at a glance. The closest app so far I have found is OctopusCompare.
 

btc1k

Member
Jan 18, 2021
514
387
Bristol
Aye? So do you input your tariff rates or does it sync with Octopus?

Send me your referral mate!
You input tariff rates and it calculates it.

The Ohme app also does this (with Ohme charger).

You'll find typing it into a calculator is probably quicker than fiddling with an app.
 
Jun 14, 2020
399
67
Durham
Morning all

Just received an email from Octopus, informing me that my Go tariff rates are changing to 37p through the day and 25p through the night instead of 5p!

My gas with them is going up 4 fold.

Anyone else had this?
 

meavydev

Member
Jun 19, 2019
132
80
Berkshire
Ok, Ecotricity not Octopus, but they are going from 18p / kWh to 27p, so I just think electricity is going to be very expensive this winter.
Shame the house has electric radiators ;)
 

Fursty Ferret

Member
Jun 13, 2021
163
107
Leeds
Ecotricity are exempt from the price cap so I'd be heading to pastures new if I was with them. Given they're responsible for strangling the UK's EV charging network with their crap installations and monopolistic tendencies I don't understand why anyone would voluntarily give them money anyway.
 

NewbieT

Active Member
Aug 16, 2019
1,245
870
North West
If you’re at the end of your fixed period you could just re-fix on the new Go tarrif? 5p at night…25p-ish day. Email them.

 
Jun 14, 2020
399
67
Durham
If you’re at the end of your fixed period you could just re-fix on the new Go tarrif? 5p at night…25p-ish day. Email them.

Yeh I’m coming to the end of my Go Tariff for the year

Those prices are their “new” Go Tariff rates

Basically 5p a KWh is becoming 25p a kWh, according to my email anyway
 
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Coinneach Cìr

New Member
Aug 19, 2021
2
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Renfrewshire
Yeh I’m coming to the end of my Go Tariff for the year

Those prices are their “new” Go Tariff rates

Basically 5p a KWh is becoming 25p a kWh, according to my email anyway
Are you sure? I've just checked using a Durham postcode on Octopus site and it listed 5.00p/ kWh 00:30 to 04:30 and 23.39p/ kWh for the rest of the day. Was their email formatted incorrectly?
 

LukeUK

Member
Feb 25, 2020
426
261
Shropshire, UK
Definitely speak to them/email them. Okay it was pre-crisis, but I had a similar email and was able to continue with 5p/14.63p. Whilst those prices are probably gone, you hopefully can avoid the 'new' pricing.
 

Irata

Member
Oct 16, 2020
583
352
UK
I hoping that was misread, that wouldn't make sense to have the off-peak the same as peak. It then would no longer be a two rate tariff.
 

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