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OVO Drive + Anytime

Pay just 5p/kWh to smart charge your EV

Got OVO Drive? Try Anytime, the add-on with a super-low charging rate any time you smart charge your car.

  • Pay just 5p/kWh whenever you smart charge your EV
  • Need your car in a hurry? Boost charge it on your standard OVO Drive rate¹
  • Keep paying your current OVO Drive rate for your home energy use

To get the Anytime add-on, you'll need to be on the OVO Drive plan, and have a compatible EV charger and smart meter. You’ll also need to be ok with your smart meter sharing half-hourly readings with us.

Not on OVO Drive?

Our latest EV plan, OVO Drive powers your car and home with 100% renewable electricity² while
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Here’s how Anytime works


It’s all down to your EV charger.

This clever bit of tech will give you personalised insights about your charging habits, and tell us exactly how much of your electricity was used to smart charge your car.

We then use this info to give you Anytime Charging Credits each month – which means that your total bill will always reflect a smart-charging rate of just 5p/kWh.

You can find out all about Anytime Charging Credits here.

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Here’s how Anytime works


It’s all down to your EV charger.

This clever bit of tech will give you personalised insights about your charging habits, and tell us exactly how much of your electricity was used to smart charge your car.

We then use this info to give you Anytime Charging Credits each month – which means that your total bill will always reflect a smart-charging rate of just 5p/kWh.

You can find out all about Anytime Charging Credits here.

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Add Anytime in no time

Step 1

Sign up to OVO Drive
(if you haven’t already)

Step 2

Choose the Anytime
add-on in offers

Step 3

Connect your EV charger
to your OVO account

Connect. Control. Optimise.


To get the most out of the Anytime add-on, you’ll need to connect your EV charger to your OVO account and opt in to smart charging with Kaluza – the intelligent energy platform.

Kaluza will then be able to use real-time data³ to create a smart-charging schedule that’s optimised to meet your needs. So not only will your car be ready to go when you are, it’ll only be charged when demand on the National Grid is at its lowest. This means it doesn’t have to rely on dirty fossil fuels as much, and electricity is more likely to be renewable⁴.

You can learn all about Kaluza here.

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Connect. Control. Optimise.


To get the most out of the Anytime add-on, you’ll need to connect your EV charger to your OVO account and opt in to smart charging with Kaluza – the intelligent energy platform.

Kaluza will then be able to use real-time data³ to create a smart-charging schedule that’s optimised to meet your needs. So not only will your car be ready to go when you are, it’ll only be charged when demand on the National Grid is at its lowest. This means it doesn’t have to rely on dirty fossil fuels as much, and electricity is more likely to be renewable⁴.

You can learn all about Kaluza here.

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Building the future together


The Anytime add-on is part of our plan to make exciting products that are better for you and the planet. It’s still brand new, so there might be some occasional technical glitches along the way.

But we’ll always do our best to fix them as quickly as possible. If you ever have any questions, ideas, or you find something that isn’t quite right, drop us a line on [email protected] or give us a call on 0330 303 5063. You can also cancel it through your OVO account whenever you like and at no extra cost.

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Building the future together


The Anytime add-on is part of our plan to make exciting products that are better for you and the planet. It’s still brand new, so there might be some occasional technical glitches along the way.

But we’ll always do our best to fix them as quickly as possible. If you ever have any questions, ideas, or you find something that isn’t quite right, drop us a line on [email protected] or give us a call on 0330 303 5063. You can also cancel it through your OVO account whenever you like and at no extra cost.

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When you lease an electric car from our award-winning partner, Vanarama, you’ll enjoy 1 year’s free insurance⁵ and get 2,000 free green miles⁶. Let’s ride!

Available on all Hot Offer Cars, subject to status and availability.

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Frequently asked questions

If you’re already on our OVO Drive plan, all you have to do is choose Anytime in the offers section, connect your smart charger to your OVO account, and opt in to smart charging with Kaluza. Click here to start saving.

If you’re not on our OVO Drive plan, you’ll have to sign up to it, before choosing Anytime in the offers section, connecting your smart charger to your OVO account, and opting in to smart charging with Kaluza.

If your plans change and you need to charge your EV unexpectedly, boost charging lets you temporarily override the smart charging schedule that you’ve set in your EV charger app, and get your car fully charged as quickly as possible.

If you need to boost charge your EV, you’ll be charged your standard OVO Drive rate.

You can activate boost mode in your EV charger app.

Kaluza is the intelligent software platform that powers the Anytime add-on. Using AI and real-time data from a multitude of sources, it makes sure your electric vehicle is charged when energy demand, or carbon intensity, is lower.

Even though you're on 100% renewable electricity, it's still important to avoid using energy when energy demand, or carbon intensity, is high. Because the more we use energy when the National Grid is greener, the less it needs to rely on dirty fossil fuels to top-up supply – and the more likely it is that your energy will come from renewable sources.

To enjoy the Anytime add-on, you need to have either a SMETS2 meter, or SMETS1 meter made by Secure.

If you’re not sure what yours is, a good place to start is the serial number. If it starts with 19P, it's a SMETS1 meter. If it starts with 19M, it’s a SMETS2.

All Secure smart meters will have ‘Secure’ written on the front:

smart meter

Still not sure what yours is? This handy blog post might help.

If you don't already have a smart meter, it couldn’t be easier to get one. You can book a free installation through your online account or on your OVO app.

EV chargers currently compatible with the Anytime add-on will look like this: smart charger

They’ll also feature the name of one of the below models on a sticker on the side:

  • Smart Charge Ver 3.0
  • Smart Pro

To be eligible for the Anytime add-on, you need to be on the OVO Drive plan, and have a compatible EV charger that can be connected to Kaluza for smart charging. You’ll also need a compatible smart meter.

With the Anytime add-on, all electricity you consume will initially be charged at the normal unit rate you pay on your OVO Drive plan and these rates will be reflected in your live balance and on your bill, along with your normal standing charges. On the first working day of each month, you will receive a credit based on how much of your total electricity usage in the previous month went into charging your electric vehicle (as calculated by the Kaluza Flex Platform). This will be your Anytime Charging Credit. The Anytime Charging Credit provided will effectively mean that each month your total balance will be equal to what you would have owed if your EV Smart Charging consumption had been charged at the Anytime EV Charging Rate (currently 5p/kWh inclusive of VAT).

Check out how it all works in this handy example.

Your Anytime Charging Credits won’t impact your Direct debit at all. In fact, you can even ask for these credits to be refunded to you once you’ve got enough of them. Find out more here.

Your credits will be applied to your account on the first working day of every month. They’ll appear under the heading ‘Anytime Charging Credit’ on your monthly OVO bill for the most recent whole month period. For example, if you receive your bill on the 20th of September, it will include your Anytime Charging Credit from the month of August.

If you believe the calculation of your Anytime Charging Credits is incorrect you can query this by emailing [email protected] and providing any evidence. Please note that OVO cannot take responsibility for the quality of the data supplied by your home charger, and any accuracy issues relating to the charger will need to be taken up with your manufacturer.

If you want to leave Anytime for any reason, you can cancel the add-on whenever you like and at no extra cost. Just head to the Plan tab in your OVO account and click on the cancel add-on button.

If you renew onto the OVO Drive plan at a different rate, your home usage and boost charging will be charged on your new electricity prices. Your Anytime smart-charging rate is separate to your main plan and will not be impacted.

If you move on to a different OVO energy plan, or to a different energy supplier, you will no longer be eligible for the Anytime add-on.

Yes, customers with a chargepoint that measures solar consumption are eligible for this add-on. Customers who have solar but do not have a chargepoint that measures it are not currently eligible for Anytime. Any charging from solar energy will not contribute to your Anytime Charging Credits (as the credits are only paid on energy you have purchased from OVO to smart charge your EV).

The Anytime add-on is not currently compatible with the OVO V2G Charger or the V2G Export Credits offer. If you’re an existing OVO V2G customer, then you can sign up to the OVO Drive tariff and continue receiving the V2G Export Credits, but unfortunately, you won’t be able to add the Anytime add-on.

If you have any problems while using the Anytime add-on, we’ll be happy to help. Just get in touch with us at [email protected].

By sharing half-hourly meter information with us, it gives us a much more precise and detailed breakdown of what energy you’re using and when. This information, coupled with Kaluza’s data and tech, gives us extra purchasing power when we’re buying energy on your behalf. Meaning we can buy the energy that you consume cheaper – which is why we’re able to offer you Anytime’s super-low smart charging rate.

Important to know

¹Your current OVO Drive rate can be found here.

²100% of the renewable electricity we sell is backed by renewable certificates (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates and how these work. A proportion of the electricity we sell is also purchased directly from renewable generators in the UK.

³Kaluza will process your data in accordance with Kaluza’s privacy policy.

⁴Kaluza will make sure your car is charged when demand on the National Grid is lower. This helps reduce reliance on dirty fossil fuels and means your energy is more likely to come from renewable sources.

⁵The contract for the lease of your electric vehicle (EV) will be between you and Vanarama and OVO bears no liability whatsoever for the lease of the EV to you. Any purchase you make will be subject to Vanarama’s terms and conditions and eligibility criteria and is subject to status. See here for more details. OVO makes no guarantee that you’ll be successful in your application to lease an EV, and bears no liability for the content of Vanarama's website. One year's free insurance offer subject to conditions and eligibility, for full terms see here.

⁶OVO is offering 2,000 free green miles for OVO members who have entered into a lease agreement for an EV from Vanarama after being redirected from the OVO website. This will be provided to you via 12 monthly credits of £6.05 being applied to your OVO Energy account over the course of 12 months, starting after you take delivery of your EV, and up to a maximum total credit of £72.60. £72.60 can purchase 501 kWh of energy at the average electricity unit rate of 14.49p/kWh available on the OVO Drive tariff (as of 02/06/2021). For a typical EV with an powertrain efficiency of 4 miles/kWh (for example, the Tesla Model 3 has an efficiency of 4.26 miles/kWh), 2,000 miles equates to 500kWh of energy. Credit may also be equivalent to a lower number of free green miles for customers on other OVO tariffs, and is subject to the type of vehicle you drive, the weather conditions you drive in and your driving style. Terms and eligibility criteria apply. Please see here for full 2,000 free green miles offer terms and conditions.

Anytime add-on terms and conditions