The smarter way to charge your EV
Got a smart meter, Hive EV Charging and a British Gas electricity tariff? Just enable the FREE SmartCharge feature in the Hive app to start saving today.
Introducing our first-ever intelligent scheduling tool
How SmartCharge works
Part of the British Gas PeakSave family, SmartCharge gives you cheaper, greener energy by scheduling your EV to charge when the grid is quiet. Just say when you need your car charged by – and the Hive app does the rest. Our clever software works out the best times to charge, then calculates your savings and takes them off your British Gas energy bill. Simple.
It’s easy to SmartCharge
Go to the scheduling page on your Hive app, select SmartCharge and follow the instructions. Then leave your electric car plugged in whenever you’re at home. That’s all you need to do. With SmartCharge, the Hive app automatically does all the hard work for you. And best of all, the money-saving service is completely free.
How much will you save?
The longer your car is plugged in, the more opportunities we have to charge your car with cheaper electricity. Stay plugged in for less than 6 hours and your discount will be 2p per kWh, but plug in continuously for over 6 hours and all your charging will get the top discount of 4p per kWh. If you are on a 'Time of Use' tariff, we'll prioritise charging your car during your 'Off Peak' window."
Why SmartCharge is greener
SmartCharge doesn’t just save you money, it also helps the environment. That’s because when the electricity grid is quiet, more of the energy that’s available is generated from renewable sources like wind and solar. Using SmartCharge means you’re more likely to be using more of this greener energy for your EV charging.
Ready to get going with SmartCharge now?
To use our new intelligent scheduling feature straight away, you’ll need:
A smart meter
A British Gas electricity account
Hive SmartCharge is currently supported for our Alfen S-Line and EO Mini Pro 3 EV Chargers.
Got all three? Great – just enable SmartCharge scheduling in your Hive app to unlock the benefits.
The new SmartCharge service is currently available as a ‘beta feature’, which means we are working hard in the background to ensure all features are developed. The full service is still in development and will be launched to a wider range of EV charging customers soon.
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