There is no need to charge every day, however frequent top-ups help maintain the life of the battery.

Electric cars can be set to charge at defined times.

With a Smart meter, there are alternative electricity tariffs available. Of particular note are the half-hourly ones where the price varies for each half-hour. This reflects the National Grid’s need to balance Supply and Demand.

Demand varies during the day, with the peak in the early evening and the trough around 3 A.M. in the night.

Beware, some suppliers are charging Electric car drivers over £200p.a more than their competitors. Octopus remains the cheapest.

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