Electric vehicles

Save 50% on your electricity rates from 9pm to 7am*.

Electric vehicle

Save with our Energy EV plan

Beat the rising prices at the pump with our Energy EV plan. Between 9pm and 7am, you can charge your EV, crank up the heat pump, and run the gaming console - all at a 50% reduced rate*. We want to reward you for being a future thinker.

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Energy EV benefits

There's a lot to enjoy on Energy EV as you help New Zealand achieve a low-carbon future.


  • 50% off your household electricity rates 9pm - 7am*
  • beat petrol prices - charge up for the equivalent of 41c per litre**
  • price certainty with our 12 month term*
  • innovative and exclusive EV tools in Energy IQ
  • save an extra 5% when you add bottled or piped gas
  • no more payments at the pump

Am I eligible?

You need to own a plug-in electric car and have a communicating smart meter. If you don’t have the right meter, we’ll be in touch to arrange one at no cost to you.

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Save more

There are a few things you can do to make the most of your Energy EV discount.


  • Stack the dishwasher and delay its start for after 9pm
  • Catch up on the washing and tumble drying after 9pm
  • Run your heat pump timer for 6am-7am for warm mornings
  • Use connected lights and appliances on timers
  • Have showers between 9pm and 7am

Want more energy saving tips?

All our customers get access to Energy IQ (web and app) which includes more great energy savings tips, updated each season.

Considering an EV?

With transport making up 40% of New Zealand's carbon emissions, the electrification of transport is 1 way we can move to a lower-carbon future. We've already moved 80% of our fleet to electric vehicles and will keep growing that number.

Will you join us?

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More about EVs

Learn about EV batteries and what to look for when buying a second-hand EV with our Climate Change Hub articles.

charging map

Range anxiety?

EVs can now go further than ever, and a nationwide charging network means you can top up on the way - wherever you're going.

Man charging a Zilch car

Try an electric car

If you're in Auckland or Christchurch check out Zilch. Rent an electric car for as little as $16 an hour.

EV rebates

With the Government's Clean Car Discounts you could get up to $7,500 back on the cost of your EV.

EV costs

Gen Less has created a handy tool to calculate the upfront cost, and running costs of an electric car.

EVs for sale

See what's available on Trade Me. Compare makes and models, and see how the costs stack up.

* Night rates on the Energy EV plan apply between the hours of 9pm – 7am, 7 days a week and only to the Genesis variable rates portion of your plan. The Energy EV plan night rates are 50% lower than the day rates. Night rates do not apply to the daily fixed portion of your plan or to any appliances under a controlled meter configuration. For full pricing information complete the application form and we will be in touch with you to confirm the details for your meter and network. Available on participating networks across New Zealand. You’ll be on board for free Power Shout Hours. Your energy prices are fixed for 12 months. If you cancel your plan or your plan is otherwise terminated before your 12-month term ends, you may be charged an early termination fee of $150. Read the full terms.

** This cost is based on calculations provided by EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority).

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