Public charging made simple.
Charging your electric car used to mean a plethora of different cards and apps, with usage spread across different emails, texts and bills. Not anymore.
We’re busy creating a super-slick, super-easy charging experience with Electric Universe: one card and app, thousands of chargers, all in one place. And all with zero added costs or on-going fees.
Plus if you’re an Octopus Energy home electricity customer, your bills can automatically be linked for the ultimate simplicity.
One card to rule them all.
Our Electrocard gives you the power to charge with one simple tap, across the UK & beyond.
We'll post you a free, personalised card when you sign up.
Frequently asked questions
Which networks are currently partnered with Electric Universe?
The following networks are currently partnered with Electric Universe. Please note this list isn't exhaustive as we work with over 460 charging networks across the UK, Europe & the world.
How much does charging on Electric Universe cost?
Electric Universe doesn't charge any extra - we simply pass through the normal cost of using the charger, which we receive from the relevant Charge Point Operator. And in some cases, we actually offer a discounted rate.
The latest pricing for every network and each specific charging point is displayed in the Electric Universe app.
Good to know: Electric Universe doesn't charge any subscription or transaction fees.
How do I use Electric Universe?
Once you've signed up we'll pop an Electrocard in the post to you. With the card, you're able to start a charge on any Electric Universe compatible charger just by tapping.
You can find all compatible locations and a wealth of useful charger information by downloading the Electric Universe app, and by exploring our web map.
You can also manage your account, payment details, Electrocards and more through the app.
We're in the process of rolling out in-app (i.e. digital) charging across partner chargepoints too - another reason to check out the Electric Universe app!
Do I have to be with Octopus Energy for my home energy supply?
No! We want charging to be as simple as possible for every EV driver in the UK, whether you're with Octopus Energy for your home energy supply or not.
If you are on supply with us at home, any charges on Electric Universe will be added to your Octopus home energy bill (though you can choose to pay with a separate card if you prefer, too).
If you're not on supply with us, we'll ask you to add your preferred payment card and send you a single bill for your public charging only.
Good to know: there are no subscriptions or transactions fees when using Electric Universe. We will only ever take payment for public charging usage.
Are there benefits to Electric Universe as an Octopus Energy customer?
There are several benefits available to Electric Universe drivers who are also Octopus Energy home customers:
- The option to conveniently pay for public charging through your home energy bill, with no setup required: simply log in with your Octopus Energy account
- Octopus Go customers receive a 5% discount off all public charging through Electric Universe
- Intelligent Octopus customers receive an 8% discount off all public charging through Electric Universe