I wasn’t sure of the best section to post this in but as there is a focus on charging our electric car I though here might be as good as any.
This morning EDF is fitting a Linky smart meter to our rented home. We’re renting in France while we look for a house to buy and live in permanently (South Vendée, possibly Over the border in Deux Sevres, maybe also s bit further south in Charente Maritime).
We drive an electric car and it’s been happily charging off a socket in the stone shed attached to the house. But we’re currently on the standard dual tariff (Pleine/Creuse) and there is only about 4 cents difference per kWh for the off-peak rate.
Last month about 60% of our electricity was for charging the car, though we did drive over 2,000 miles (house hunting!). But the bulk of heating the house when it gets really cold this winter will be via electronic wall heaters. The hot water is also from electric immersion heating. We have a small wood burner but this will only supplement the electric heating, not replace it.
So I’m on the look out for a better tariff with the above in mind. I realise the domestic energy market here is nowhere near as competitive as in the UK, but if anyone has any suggestions for better value electricity I’d be most grateful.
Happy to chat about public car charging and anything else about EVs as well