Our tariff has changed

What it means for our community

From Tuesday 22nd of August, Be.EV's charging tariff increased for all customers and members.

The new Be.EV charging prices are as follows*:

Tariff from 22nd August 2023 Be.EV membership tariff Pay-as-you-go Charge tariff
FAST CHARGER £0.67/kWh £0.72/kWh
RAPID CHARGER £0.77/kWh £0.82/kWh
ULTRA-RAPID CHARGER £0.77/kWh £0.82/kWh

*Note Taxi charger pricing are as follows: £0.72/kWh for Rapid Chargers.

The new pricing came into effect on Tuesday 22nd August and applies across the whole Be.EV network. 

The Be.EV member discount has been increased and members can now expect to save 5p/kWh across all Be.EV chargers.

We appreciate this increase came at a particularly difficult time for everyone. Unfortunately, this is a UK industry-wide problem and it is not unique to Be.EV.

We waited longer than most charge point operators to change our pricing, instead choosing to absorb rising costs for as long as possible until we had more certainty.

Be.EV’s energy prices have gone up by over 400% in the 18 months before the increase. While things are starting to stabilise, we weren't able to maintain such low prices at our chargers any longer. In addition, we've seen the end of the Government's Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which had helped us retain our relatively flat prices until the change.

Along with our industry peers, we have been lobbying for a fairer taxation on public chargers, which currently stands at 20%, compared to only 5% for domestic bills. The hope is that lower taxation on public charging will pass on savings directly to customers.

We remain committed to always improving our service for customers and will continue to work closely with our suppliers to ensure we’re giving the fairest price possible in line with energy prices.

If you have any questions on the tariff, please get in touch.

FAQs

  • Our tariff will be changing for all customers and members from Tuesday 22nd August 2023.

  • Be.EV’s energy prices have gone up by over 400% in the last 18 months. We also saw the end of the Government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which had helped us retain our relatively flat prices until now. This means we have no choice but to increase our prices

  • Members will get a discount of 5p/kWh when they use our Be.EV chargers. Non-members don’t get this benefit, but they easily can – just sign up to be a member here, it’s free, easy and can help save you money.

  • Along with our industry peers, we’ve been lobbying for a fairer taxation on public chargers, which currently stands at 20%, compared to only 5% for domestic bills. The hope is that lower taxation on public charging will pass on savings to customers through reduced fees. EV drivers could save a collective £46m by the end of the year.

  • Yes this is an industry wide issue. However every EV charging operator is making their own decision regarding the timing and level of tariff increase. Each charging network operates within its own unique cost structure and market conditions. When energy contract renewal is due for each operator will have an impact on when their tariff changes.

  • There are a number of reasons for public charging being more expensive, these include the CPO’s (charge point operator’s) electricity cost. VAT levels, and also the need for public EV charging operators to support the cost of running their networks: to cover infrastructure, maintenance, and operating costs.

  • Higher electricity prices have affected everyone in the industry. Each charge point operator has its own energy arrangements and varying dates for when it fixed its most recent prices. So, our competitors may be on different timelines with their tariff. However, as per our arrangement with TfGM, we always look to benchmark and ensure the tariff we offer is a fair one.

    Some operators, particularly those focused on fast charging sometimes have different arrangements such as connection charges that make the tariff per kWh look artificially lower. Also some may have arrangements with the site owner to offer cheaper charging as an incentive to come to site e.g. supermarkets.

  • No change. Direct debits will be collected as normal, and the new tariff will only apply to sessions that took place post the tariff change, so from 09:00 on Tuesday 22nd August.