EV Charging At Next

We will be charging 20p/Kwh for charging electric vehicles at all NEXT locations. The charge will be introduced from Monday 6th November 2023.


From the beginning of November, charging will be managed through the Monta app to provide an efficient payment process and increased charger availability.  

What you need to do


How to start a charge


Rules


What to do if something is wrong?

For HELP If something is wrong, for example, your top up doesn't appear in your balance; your charger fails to start or turns off unexpectedly or our App fails to load:


Team Joining Codes

Bristol Distribution - BRISTOL-0027

Dearne Valley Boxed Distribution - DVB-1397

Dearne Valley Pallet Distribution - DVP-4389

Doncaster Distribution - DON-ONE-1779

Doncaster 2 Distribution  - DON-TWO-1900

Elmsall 3 Distribution - ELM-THREE-1528

Elmsall Drive Distribution - ELM-DRIVE-8415

Elmsall Gateway Distribution - ELM-GATE-3640

Elmsall Way Distribution - ELM-WAY-5520

Gedding Online - GED-1234

Head Office Campus - HEAD-OFFICE-123

Hemel Hempstead Distribution - HEMEL-1457

Joules The Barn - JOULES-9958

Motherwell Distribution - MOTHER-0693

New Malden 0196 - NEW-MALD-5529

Ockendon Distribution - OCK-7382

Redhouse Distribution - RED-9116

Stadium 2 Distribution  - STAD-TWO-4080

Stadium Way Distribution - STAD-WAY-6506

Toftshaw Lane Distribution - TOFT-6450

Warrington Distribution - WARR-8327

You may find the following apps useful to help you with your EV charging whilst out on the road.  They are typically available as both a free and paid service and show most of the publicly available EV chargers in the UK:


Zap-Map is a UK wide map of EV Charging Points. Through the app drivers are able to search and filter for EV points as well as plan electric routes with the route planner. https://www.zap-map.com/live/


Carwow is an interactive map, simply type in a place name or postcode to see where the EV charging points are located in or near that area

https://www.carwow.co.uk

Vendelectric Units

Some of our sites have Vendelectric Units fitted, to use these units please follow the below instruction

Make Sure you are ready to charge at home

Most energy providers have introduced off peak or overnight EV charging tariffs which will make charging your car even cheaper.   

Please note that the tariff is correct at the time of publicationn and may be subject to change at short notice

Whilst we can’t recommend a particular supplier, the sites below cover many of the commonly used suppliers who provide tariffs of this type:  

British Gas EV Driver

This is an off peak tariff operating between 12am and 5 am. 

The charge is 9.4 p/kWh

EDF Go Electric

This is an off peak tariff operating between 12am and 5 am. 

The charge is 8.0 p/kWh

EON Next Drive

This is an off peak tariff operating between 12am and 7 am. 

The charge is 9.4 p/kWh

Octopus Agile

This is a tariff that can be used anytime outside of peak times (Peak time is 4pm to 7pm)

This is a variable tariff rate which changes every 30 minutes

Octopus Go

This is an off peak tariff operating between 11.30 pm and 4.30 am. 

The charge is 9.5 p/kWh

Octopus Intelligent

This is an off peak tariff operating between 11.30 pm and 5.30 am. 

The charge is 7.5 p/kWh

OVO Charge Anytime

This is a tariff that can be used anytime outside of peak times (Peak time is 4pm to 7pm)

The charge is 10.0 p/kWh

How long does it take to charge a car?

How long it takes to charge an EV car depends on the car’s battery size, how many miles you do between charges, your charging behaviour and the power rating of the charger you are using. 

Approved Home Charging Installers

If you are looking to install a home charging unit you can find a list of approved EV chargepoint installers here, simply input your Postcode to view the results for installers local to you

If you own or rent a flat you maybe eligible to receive the EV Chargepoint Grant. You can get either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower. Click here to see if you are eligible to apply.

To apply for the grant please click here

FAQs

What is an electric car?

An electric car, also known as an electric vehicle (EV), is a vehicle powered by electricity stored in batteries. It uses an electric motor to propel the vehicle, eliminating the need for traditional combustion engines that rely on petrol or diesel

How do electric cars work?

Electric cars store electricity in onboard batteries. When you plug the car into a charging station, the batteries are charged. The electric motor then uses this stored energy to power the wheels allowing the car to move.

What are the benefits of driving an electric car?

Electric cars offer several benefits, including reduced greenhouse emissions, lower fueling costs, quieter operation, and potentially lower maintenance costs due to fewer moving parts

Where can I charge my electric car?

You can charge an electric car at home using a standard electric outlet or a dedicated home charging station. 

The UK primarilly uses two types of connectors

Tesla vehicles use their own proprietary connector, but adapters are available for Tesla owners to use other charging stations

There aren't enough charging stations in the UK

The charging infrastructure in the UK has been expanding rapidily, and there are now thousands of public charging points across the country. Major routes and urban areas are well covered, reducing the likelihood of being unable to find a charging station

Are there government incentives for purchasing electric cars?

The UK Government offers incentives such as the plug-in car grant, which provides a discount on the cost of new eligible electric cars.

Range Anxiety

Range anxiety refers to the fear of running out of battery power before reaching your destination or a charging station. This concern is decreasing as electric car technology advances

Electric Cars have a limited range and aren't suitable for long trips

Modern electric cars offer varying ranges, with many models having sufficient range for everyday driving and even long trips. With the growing charging infrastructure, planning routes with charging stops has become easier, making long journeys feasible for electric car owners.

Charging an electric car takes too long

The charging time varies depending on the chargers power output and the cars battery capacity.

Rapid charging stations can provide a 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes. Additionally, charging at home overnight could provide a full charge each morning without the need for long waits

Electric cars are less powerful than petrol / diesel cars

Electric cars are known for their instant torque, which provides quick acceleration and a responsive driving experience. Many electric cars offer impressive performance, and some high-performance electric models can outpace their petrol / diesel counterparts

Electric cars are bad for the environment

While manufacturing and disposing of batteries have environmental impacts, the overall carbon footprint of electric cars is lower compared to traditional vehicles, especially as renewable energy sources become more prevalent. Additionally, battery technology is improving and recycling efforts are increasing

Electric cars are not suitable for cold climates

While extreme cold can affect battery effiency to some extent, modern electric cars are designed to perform well in a range of temperatures. preconditioning features allow you to warm up the cabin while the car is still charging, helping to conserve battery energy

Electric cars are less safe

Electric cars are subject to teh same rigorous safety standards as traditional vehicles. Manufacturers implement safety measures to protect the battery and passengers in case of accidents. In some cases, electric cars have been shown to have lower fire risk compared to petrol / diesel cars

Electric cars are not practical

While home charging is convenient, it's not the only option. Public charging stations, workplace charging, and community charging solutions are becoming more common, making it possible for people without a garage or drive way to charge an electric car

Electric cars are more expensive than petrol / diesel cars

While the upfront cost of electric can be higher, over time, electric cars can be more cost effective due to lower fuelling and maintenance costs