Octopus Energy Partnership

Up to 8000 free green miles

for Volkswagen Electric Vehicle customers switching to Octopus Energy.

for Volkswagen Electric Vehicle customers switching to Octopus Energy.

Volkswagen Electric Vehicle customers who switch a dual fuel home energy supply or have an existing dual fuel supply with Octopus Energy will be eligible for a £90 credit to their energy bill worth up to 8,000 miles of free driving1.

Octopus Energy was set up in 2016 with the aim of providing  energy that is good for the planet and good for your wallet. The company now supplies energy to 1.5 million UK homes and is rapidly growing. Partnering with Volkswagen, Octopus can now supply you with up to 8,000 free miles of driving  when you sign up to Octopus Go, a smart tariff using nothing but 100% renewable, carbon-free electricity. It’s perfect for charging your new electric  Volkswagen at home.

Octopus Energy has an excellent customer service reputation and were rated as 5* Excellent on Trust Pilot and named as a Which? recommended  supplier for the last three years. Customers can also offset their gas if they want to minimise their environmental impact even further. Also, Octopus offers fair and transparent prices, won’t lock customers into a contract and aims to make everything as easy possible.

Perfect tariffs for electric Volkswagen drivers 

Octopus Go is Octopus Energy’s revolutionary 100% green electricity tariff for electric vehicle (EV) drivers. It offers cheap 5p/kWh electricity between 0.30am-4:30am every night, so customers can charge their EV while asleep, keeping fuel costs around 1p per mile2. Peak unit rate depends on where you are in UK but is around 14p/kWh and there is a standing charge of 25p3.

For further information and FAQs on Octopus Go, visit the Octopus website on the link below.

Next steps

Our electric partnerships

Tesco partnership

Configure an ID.3

Next steps

Important information :


New customers to Octopus Energy who purchase an Volkswagen electric vehicle and who set up an account for gas and/or electricity who sign up via the referral link provided by Volkswagen UK will be eligible for free miles in the form of £45 credit per fuel type on their energy account. To receive £90 credit, customers must switch both fuels to Octopus Energy. If only one account is switched, the customer will receive £45 credit. The credit shall be applied once the account is on supply and the first direct debit payment has been taken. If you qualify for more than one marketing incentive, Octopus reserves the right to give you just one incentive.

To benefit from the Octopus Go tariff, the customer must have a SMETS2 smart meter or a SecureTM branded SMETS1 meter that they have agreed to let Octopus receive half-hourly consumption data from. There are some instances where a smart meter installation is not possible, for example remote areas with poor mobile signal. Where smart meter installation is not possible, customers can sign up to an Octopus standard tariff and still receive the £45 credit per fuel type.

For the ID.3 1st Edition with Pro, at Octopus’ Go tariff off-peak rate (5 p/kWh), £90 credit is equivalent to up to 8,000 miles. This is based on a usable battery capacity of 58 kWh and WLTP range of 260 miles giving an efficiency average of 0.22 kWh/mile. Efficiency differs depending on multiple variables, such as driving conditions and vehicle configuration. If the vehicle is not charged during the off-peak window £90 credit is equivalent to approximately 2800 miles based on the Octopus Go peak electricity price of 14p/kWh.

Existing Octopus Energy customers who buy an EV from Volkswagen Group should contact Octopus Energy directly on existingevoffer@octoenergy.com to request a switch and/or add credit to their account.

Octopus Go is still a beta product and is subject to changes and tweaks as it is optimised and developed.

Fuel costs of approximately 1p/mile based on ID.3 1st Edition with ‘Pro’ with a usable battery capacity of 58 kWh and a driving range of 260 miles, fully charged during the cheap charging window
Correct as of September 2020 
Volkswagen UK reserves the right to withdraw the offer without notice
  • All prices listed are Manufacturer’s ‘On the road’ Recommended Retail Price. Volkswagen may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. The vehicle specification shown on the website may vary as Volkswagen UK review the model range line up throughout the year. Please ensure that you clarify the exact vehicle specification and prices with your Volkswagen Retailer at point of order

    For fuel consumption and CO2 information for vehicles, view values in the price list or the configurator.