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Next Drive.

Charge your electric vehicle with lower overnight energy prices.**

Am I eligible for Next Drive?

To be eligible for our Next Drive tariff you need to have a smart meter that can send us half hourly updates on your energy use. This is so we can bill you for the right rate.

If you have a smart meter already, you can check how often you send us your data in your online account.

Don’t have a smart meter yet? If your home is eligible to have one, we’ll install it free of charge.

Get a smart meter

When is my electricity cheaper?

The tariff will offer a lower price of electricity for charging your vehicle at night, between the off-peak hours of 12am and 7am.

You can, of course, always charge your car during the day. However the rates you’ll pay per kWh will be closer to standard electricity rates.

How do I schedule my car to start charging at the cheapest times?

There are several ways to set the charging times for your electric car. Helpfully the cheaper charging time for our Next Drive tariff is the same every night, so you only have to set the charging time once.

You can schedule your charging by:

  • Using the E.ON Home app if you have an E.ON home charger.

  • Most electric cars allow you to set the charging times in the infotainment system.

  • Your car may have a separate app to schedule charging.

  • You can also set your car to charge from a certain time or to the charge the battery to a set level so it won't start charging straight away.

You can still plug the car in at off peak times, it just won’t charge the car unless you set it to do so. And, you can still charge at other times to off-peak, it'll just cost you a bit more.

More on electric vehicles.

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*Electricity backed by 100% renewable sources, E.ON's renewable generation assets, agreements with UK generators and the purchase of renewable electricity certificates. The electricity supplied to your home comes from the National Grid. Fixed term contracts only. Smart meter required, where eligible. Exit fees and T&Cs apply.

†Next Drive offers fixed-priced overnight EV charging 9.5p/kwh between 12am to 7am versus Next Flex standard variable tariff at 33.52p.

**Lower priced electricity 9.5p/kwh when you charge between 12am and 7am.

^Calculated as charging an average electric vehicle battery of 70kwh at 9.5p/kwh available between 12am and 7am.