For the vouchers their will email you with this offer. You have to put your email address in to get a quote but the process is simple and quick.
If you are an energy customer of theirs (amd their prices are competitive) then you can charge your electric car up at their service station chargers.
A great deal in my opinion from a green energy supplier. I have done some research into the owner - an environmentalist entrepreneur - we need more of them.
Here is an extract from their website re the charging.
Why have you installed this network?
To kickstart Britain’s electric car revolution!
Before the Electric Highway, people didn’t buy electric cars because of the lack of charging facilities. And people didn’t build charging facilities because not enough people bought electric cars. Classic chicken and egg stuff.
Another barrier to the faster take-up of electric cars was something called ‘range anxiety’ – the fear of running out of juice when travelling any serious kind of distance.
This is where our Electric Highway comes in – Britain’s first and biggest national network of electricity pumps, our mission is to make it easier for electric vehicle owners to make long distance journeys – to help make EVs the logical choice for Britain’s drivers.
Why a motorway network?
Because that’s where electricity pumps are most needed. Before the Electric Highway, the big focus for charging facilities was towns and city centres – but that’s where they’re needed least.
You only need to look at car use statistics for the answer. The average car in Britain travels around 20 miles a day, a distance most modern electric cars can sustain for almost a week without needing to charge. Most car owners have access to off-street parking (70 per cent apparently) and are able to charge at home at night.
So most cars don’t need to charge most days. It’s longer journeys where charging is most needed. As well as the motorway network, we’ve also installed electricity pumps at IKEA stores, Liverpool and Birmingham airports, and plan to roll out to strategic A roads in the future.
What kind of electricity pumps do you have?
Our electricity pumps cover all types of connector for electric vehicles – have a look at our guides to charging your vehicle for more info.
How much does it cost to use the Electric Highway?
After five years of providing charging for free, we’ve now moved to a ‘charging for charging’ model.
Each fast charge costs £6 for a 30 minute charging session.
You’ll need our Electric Highway app to be able to charge your car.
The Electric Highway will continue to be free for Ecotricity energy customers, subject to our fair usage policy ( see below).
Why is it £6 for 30mins charging?
The cost of using the Electric Highway is based on market research, usage data, and feedback from our customers.
We originally set the price at £5 for 20 minutes.
Research shows that 20 minutes is the average length of stay at motorway services, and we wanted to offer customers fair use and also fair access to our pumps.
We looked at the entire market – including the price that other electric car networks charge, and the equivalent costs of refuelling petrol and diesel cars on the motorway – and came to the conclusion that £5 per charge was a fair price to pay.
We then had a number of conversations with Electric Highway members – who gave us feedback about the proposed 20 minute charge session in particular. As a result of that feedback, we changed our approach – to £6 for 30 minute sessions.
A 30 minute session should ensure the vast majority of EV drivers can achieve the ideal 80% recharge in one session.
For example, a 30 minute session will recharge both the 24kWh and 30kWh LEAF batteries up to around 80% from empty. On a 24kWh LEAF, this is equivalent to 6p a mile or around 84mpg, and 4.8p per mile or around 105mpg on 30kWh versions.*
In terms of value for money, this change results in 50% more charging time for just a 20% increase in cost – overall, a 25% reduction in cost.
We know there are lots of EV drivers with different needs – there are around 40 different models of electric vehicles on the road and three charging standards – but we hope this new model strikes the right balance for everyone. We’ll be keeping a close eye on how this transition pans out and we’ll keep listening to feedback.
How do I use the Electric Highway for free?
If you’re an Ecotricity customer, you’ll be entitled to free charging on the Electric Highway.
There are three easy steps.
Step 1: Switch your electricity and gas (or just electricity if you don't have gas supply) to Ecotricity
You can do that online here.
Our electricity customers also receive an annual £40 discount just for having an electric vehicle – this is called our Electric Vehicle discount. You can find out more about that here.
Step 2: Create an Eco ID
Your Eco ID allows you to access your Ecotricity energy account and the Electric Highway app with the same login details. You can create your Eco ID once you've completed your online energy switch.
Download the Electric Highway App and register using your Eco ID.
That's it! Your Electric Highway and Energy accounts are now linked and you'll receive free charging as long as you have a live energy account with us.
All of our Medium AC (slow) chargers will remain free for all customers with a registered swipe card.
What is your fair usage policy?
The Electric Highway is free to use for Ecotricity energy customers.
There are some Electric Highway members who use the network an extremely high number of times, so we do have a fair usage policy – 52 charges each year (the equivalent of over £300 of free juice). That’s just so that we can ensure fair and equal use of the network.
Not many people use more than 52 charges a year, so it’s very unlikely that this restriction would limit your free use of the network.
All of our Medium AC (slow) chargers will remain free with a swipe card – however, we don’t have many of these and they charge much slower.