The new ‘flash’ tariff will contain weekly windows when charging is free based on periods when Britain is generating an abundance of solar and wind power.
When this happens, the drivers will be alerted of 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 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.
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 window.
Good Energy recently invested a further £1 million into Zap-Map to support the company’s continued growth in the electric vehicle market. The flash tariff is an example of the progress Zap-Map has made since Good Energy took an initial stake in the business two years ago.
This new tariff has been created to take full advantage of the incredible amount of renewable electricity the country produces and to reward electric drivers to help the all-electric revolution move forward, according to Good Energy’s CEO and Founder, Juliet Davenport.
“The new ‘flash’ tariff will offer people the chance to benefit from free, green power when the wind and sun are strongest,” she said. “Electric vehicle drivers are already doing their bit for the climate – here’s a chance for them to go one step further and support a truly clean energy grid.”