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. 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 a very large number of charging networks across the UK, Europe & the world.
How much does charging on Electric Universe cost?
Electric Universe doesn't charge any extra on top of the network providers - 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 each network and each specific charging point is displayed in the Electric Universe app.
Good to know: Electric Universe doesn't charge any on-going 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 partner networks 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 on-going charges or transactions fees when using Electric Universe. We will only ever take payment for public charging usage.
When will my £20 credit be applied?
Credits are usually applied within 24 hours. If after 48 hours you believe it hasn't been applied, do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll be able to find out if your credit has been applied within your charging history, in the Electric Juice app.