We know a thing or two about sustainability and innovation. That's why we're right behind the electric vehicle movement in NZ, and we're committed to offering the fairest power price to EV owners.
Wellington Electricicy offers Time Of Use / Time Of Use & Controlled (Electric Vehicle), which means that between the hours of 9pm and 7am, you'll get a lower variable network price per kWh used. Coupled with wholesale spot prices available to you through Flick, the cost of filling up overnight just got a whole lot cheaper!
To join this plan, Wellington Electricity (the lines company for Wellington) needs some info before we can pass their night rate on to you:
- Details that confirm the car is an electric vehicle.
- Confirmation that the vehicle is registered in your name.
- Confirmation that the vehicle has a battery storage capacity of 12kWh or greater.
- Confirmation that the car is registered at a residential address to which we supply electricity within the Wellington Electricity network.
- A copy of a NZTA rego confirmation email should be able to confirm all this information.
At this stage this plan is available to residential Wellington customers only. You can see pricing under Time Of Use / Time Of Use & Controlled (Electric Vehicle) here, and if you're keen to switch to this night rate, go ahead and fill out this form below.
Get the Wellington EV Tariff
Questions? We've got answers
Can I join the EV night rate if I don't have an electric vehicle?
Unfortunately, no. Wellington Electricity is only offering this night rate to customers who have an electric vehicle. The good news is that even if you do not have an electric vehicle, you can still take advantage of the lower wholesale prices at night, so you can still save big with smart usage.
What happens if I sell my electric vehicle?
If you sell your electric vehicle, and don't plan on buying another, then you'll need to inform us as soon as possible, so we can change you to the correct plan. Wellington Electricity make regular checks to the status of ownership, and if they find that you are no longer in possesion of the electric vehicle, then they'll change your plan automatically.
If you sell your electric vehicle, but buy another model, then you'll need to inform us as soon as possible so we can update your information with Wellington Electricity and ensure that you stay on the EV night rate.
Does my whole house get the EV night plan overnight?
Yes, this rate applies to the entire household, even if you decide to not charge the EV in a particular night.
Can I get on the EV night plan if I have a company car that is an electric vehicle?
As per Wellington Electricity rules, the EV night plan is only available to where a vehicle is registered to a private individual, and the address is the customers primary residential residence. Company cars are uinelligible for the tariff.
Do all electric vehicles qualify for the EV night plan?
For an electric vehicle to qualify for the tariff, then it must either be a car or SUV that has a battery stoage capacity of 12kW or greater. This does not include any electrc bicycles or motorbikes.