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Vauxhall have indeed partnered with TESCO
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I'll have a look next time I shop Neil, haven't used the chargers there much since the free option ended always charge at home.
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The VW lot must be stamping their feet in anger Neil the whole set up was a shared financial effort between Tesco Pod-Point and VW.
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Octopus are one of the more innovative companies in the energy/ev space.

While I was using one of the Northumberlland on the road chargers, at a rate of 65 p per kWh, the bloke in a MG who had just finished, was somehow using the charger free. He had an electro verse RFID card from Octopus, very possiblbly an Octopus energy contract for home energy too.

The idea of the Octopus Electroverse card and app, is to do away with the many cards many apps typical acces to charging networks. Presumably the faf is automated behind the scenes in arrangements between Octopus and the various charging network providers, with customers paying Octopus and Octopus paying the network providers.

Haven’t explored it and tried it out. Don’t think you have to be an Octopus home energy customer to get the card, although I imagine if you are you will get more Offers to take advantage of.

https://electroverse.octopus.energy/

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Shell sold their energy company to Octopus and I've just been switched over, first thing I got was an increased tariff price for both units and standing charge, they tell me to go for Octopus Go but looking at the figures it's even more expensive on the standing charge and unit rate, the only good bit is the off peak rate for charging.
I'm going to have to get the fag packet calculator out to see if I can make it pay.
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I followed a similar path having been with Bulb, also bought out by Octopus. My rates have remained the same so far so no complaints. :)
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Some dont, but if you do like moving pictures with sound here's some which last not much more than a minute.

The modern equivalent of if you can't explain something in one side of foolscap it isn't worth explaining.
In today's even less attention span than one side of foolscap, a minute of moving pictures may still be a bit on the long side :-D




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I signed up to that Neil, there's a lot of info on-site, this part should ease the worry of some doubters, scroll down.
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Moving on, just been told my card's on the way and ready to use as soon as it pops in the door.
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 08 Apr 2024, 08:30 Moving on, just been told my card's on the way and ready to use as soon as it pops in the door.
Ditto here Gibbo, got the notification yesterday it would be here within 7 days.

The electric juice vid is 3 years old now and the new branding for the service is Electroverse. Same thing though.


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The Electroverse has reached Northumberland
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I feel congratulations are in order on this happy occasion :-D
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That should make your travels easier Neil!! :)
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I was too tight fisted to try it out today :-D Geniepoint are one of their partners, available at many Morrisons Supermarkets, and Wednesday being Morrisons Pie night could have given it a try. At 75p a kilowatt/hour it was too expensive when the NCC chargers also in the Electroverse are a mere 65p/kWh.

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Had it been me I'd have paid the extra just to make sure the card works!! :-D
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