Meridian ev plan car charging

Charge your EV smarter, for less

Cheaper charging from 9pm to 7am and 6 months' worth of free charging at home.*^

As an EV owner we think you deserve a dedicated EV Plan – you’re doing your bit for the environment, it’s only right that you get help on your electric journey. Get more value for your dollar with six months’ worth of free EV charging at home (in the form of a $35 (incl GST) monthly credit), and up to 50% off our standard day rates from 9pm to 7am on our EV Plan. It’s a lot easier charging up your EV – or ticking off your household chores – knowing you’re getting more bang for your buck.

*T’s&C’s, break fees and eligibility criteria apply. Credit valued at $35/month and only available on our EV Plan. $35 per month represents the average electricity cost each month of charging an electric vehicle on Meridian’s Anytime Plan. Charging between the hours of 9pm and 7am on Meridian’s EV Plan will result in a lower average electricity cost compared with Meridian’s Anytime Plan.

^Cheaper charging is calculated comparing the night vs day rates on Meridian’s EV plan. Savings vary by network.

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Fixed term

Solar buy-back

EV Plan 50% off night + 6 months' worth of free charging* 2 years 12c/kWh**
Solar Plan $300 credit 5 years 17c/kWh**
Fixed term plan $200^ 2 years 12c/kWh**
Freedom Plan $10 per month for a year^ none 12c/kWh**

 

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  • Rates do not include GST. If you’re GST registered, we’ll need your GST number when you sign up.
  • For more information read our Onsite Renewable Generation Terms and Conditions, which apply to the generation of electricity on your premises and the exporting of electricity into the network.
  • Note that some network companies charge for exporting energy back to us. Your pricing plan will include this variable rate network export charge if it applies in your network area. Fixed pricing applies when no changes are made by your lines company or to your capacity or metering.
  • * Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria for EV Plan. Please refer to the details above for more information about the EV Plan and free charging.
  • ** The buy-back rate is variable during the Term and subject to change with 30 days' notice.
  • ^ Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Solar plan, Everyday Fixed, Freedom Plan.

 

Your questions, answered.

What are the rates on the EV Plan?

Rates differ depending on your region. To view our rates in your area, chat with us via our website, or alternatively fill in the form above and one of our friendly staff will get back to you.

What makes Meridian’s EV Plan so different?

Our EV Plans night rates kick off from 9pm unlike our other day/night plans, which have night-time rates starting at 11pm. This means you can move some of your other household chores (like the washing) to earlier in the night to make the most of the earlier start.

How long does it take to get set up on an EV charging plan?

The Electricity Authority says on average it can take 3-4 days to switch electricity providers however, it can take up to two weeks depending on who your provider was. Once you receive your welcome email from us, you’re officially switched over to Meridian.

I’ve bought an EV, but it has not arrived yet, can I apply for the plan now?

Not yet! To get you switched to our EV Plan, we need the number plate of your car, but we can still provide you with the EV rates to help you get ready for when you’re EV arrives.

In the meantime, we have some other great plans to get you switched over until your car arrives. Simply join online or contact one of our friendly staff on 0800 496 777 to find out which plan is right for you. 

What’s the difference between AC and DC charging?

DC (direct current) chargers are a fast charge, they send the power directly to the car battery without needing to convert it. Typically, you would use a DC charger at places like a petrol station if you were running out of charge and needed a significant top up quickly, these chargers have cables attached to them. Because they use a lot more power, and charge quicker in comparison to an AC charger, they are more expensive to use.

AC chargers are designed to be a ‘destination charger’, to use these you’ll need your own cable. An example of destination charger locations are places like the movies, malls, arenas etc. If you’re spending more than an hour visiting, an AC charger would be perfect for you. Relax at the movies while your car tops up or top up while you watch the kids play soccer – charging can now work in around you.

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