Otto Charging Network

Get access to over 600 rapid chargers in and around London. You've got the power !

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London's Largest Network

Charge up at over 600 rapid chargers in London (and growing). Never get range anxiety on the road again.

Charging Savings Uber

Prices You Can't Beat

Avoid costly monthly membership fees and enjoy discounted rates with the largest charging providers in the UK.

80% Charge in 30 mins

Spend less time off the road and more time on it. Charge up to 80% in around 30 minutes with our range of rapid chargers.

Introducing our new Car + Charge plan on Rent 2 Buy & Friendly Finance, giving you exclusive access to the Otto Charging Network

  • £39/pw Weekly Charging Credit
  • Up to 800 Miles Per Week
  • Roll Over Feature
  • Added to your Rent 2 Buy or Friendly Finance account – All in one place
  • Special offer – 50% off the first 4 weeks

With our new network, you’ll have access to over 600 rapid chargers (50 kWh) and the majority of these are on public roads and petrol stations. There are also over 700 fast chargers (7-22 kWh) to choose from as well, giving you more choice and access than ever before. This makes it London’s largest charging network!

Make significant savings on your running costs by avoiding the monthly membership fees just to access a network (BP Pulse is normally £7.85 pm). You can also save up to 30% on charging costs with Shell Recharge thanks to our discounted rates (which are not available to the general public).

Everything is tied under your Rent 2 Buy or Friendly Finance account so you just continue making one simple weekly payment.

Don’t forget, we’re offering 50% off the first 4 weeks as a welcome offer!

 

Car + Charge Plan

£39 Weekly Charging Credit

You'll get £39 worth of charging credit weekly to use with BP Pulse, Shell Recharge, ESB and the rest.

Up to 800 miles per week.

Your weekly credit will provide you around 245 kWh Per Week of charging. That's perfect for Uber partners!

Roll Over Feature

Any unused kilowatts will be rolled over to the next week + additional kWh charged at same price.

How does it work?

Step One

Explore our Rent 2 Buy & Friendly Finance schemes to find the perfect electric PCO Car for you.

Step Two

Select the Car + Charge plan when making your reservation.

Step Three

Enjoy access to the Otto Charging Network when you collect your electric PCO Car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Scheme Explained

What is Car + Charge?

Car + Charge is a new plan within the Rent 2 Buy & Friendly Finance scheme that gives PCO drivers access to our new Otto Charging Network. It will be added to your account so it’s all in one place (and one simple weekly payment!).

How does it work?

You’ll be given weekly charging credit to use as you please. You’ll be able to access both BP Pulse and Shell’s Recharge’s network and choose from over 600 rapid and 700 fast chargers. The cost per kilowatt is different on both networks with BP Pulse at 15p per kWh (rapid) and significant discounts across all of Shell Recharge’s different chargers.

The Costs

What's the full breakdown of charging prices per charger type and network?

Below is a list of how you can spend your weekly charging credit. The prices stay the same even once you go over the limit. You can simply carry on charging and you'll see the additional cost on your Otto Car Rent 2 Buy or Friendly Finance account.

BP Pulse

Slow - 3 kW = 16p
Fast - 7-22 kW = 16p
Rapid- 50 kW =23p
Ultra Rapid - 150 kW = 27p

Shell Recharge (Includes ESB, Osprey & others - Full list below)

With the Otto Charging Network there are significant discounts across the whole Shell Recharge network (up to 30%!).

Enquire about the car + charge plan on our Rent 2 Buy pages to get a full breakdown of savings.

Can you explain the savings?

The Shell Recharge rate is significantly cheaper than what's available to the public. With BP Pulse, our pricing is the same as a BP Pulse monthly subscription but without having to pay the monthly fee, saving you £7.85 per month.

What's Included

What’s included in the Otto Charging Network?

You’ll have instant access to over 600 rapid (50kWh) and 700 fast chargers (7-22kWh) in the capital, making it London’s largest and fastest charging network (within the M25). All the charge points within the app will be available for you to use, including the slow chargers if needed.

Please note that whilst the Shell charging prices are the same regardless of charger type or operator within Shell Recharge app, BP Pulse prices differ.

BP Pulse is 15p for the rapids (the majority of chargers that you'll use), fast/slow chargers are 12p and ultra-rapid chargers (150kW) are 27p.

Can you tell us all the charging companies included in the Otto Charging Network?

Absolutely. You get access to both BP Pulse and Shell Recharge, which includes a wide range of charging companies within each app as well as their own branded charge points. The majority of charge points available to you overall will be BP Pulse, Shell Recharge, and ESB charge points.

Below is a full list of the charging companies available to you:

Alfa Power Charging
BP Pulse
Chargepoint Inc, E-Flux
Char.gy
ESB,
EV-Box
EVDriver
Fastned
Franklin Energy
has.to.be
Ionity
LastMileSolutions
New Motion
Osprey
Shell Recharge
Ubitricity
Vattenfall UK
Virta

How it works?

How does this affect my Rent 2 Buy or Friendly Finance account?

Your Car + Charge plan is added to your weekly rental so you only ever have one payment coming out of your account. Simple!

What if I go over my limit or don’t use up my weekly allocation?

Any unused kilowatts will be rolled over into the following week. If you go over your weekly limit of kilowatts there is an additional charge per kilowatt at the same price for both networks. 

What if I want to cancel my Car + Charge plan?

No problem. You can cancel after 88 days (3 months) and revert to your basic Rent 2 Buy or Friendly Finance account.

We require 14 days' notice of intention to cancel by emailing [email protected] with your name and registration details.

Are there any additional charges I may have to pay?

With BP Pulse's charge points, a £10 per hour overstay fee applies to anyone charging for over 90 minutes on their  50kW or 150kW chargers to ensure there's no overstay. Non-BP-owned charge points on the BP Pulse network charges may differ, and we'd recommend checking the signage at the site.

How long will it take to charge my PCO car with a rapid charger?

Generally speaking, you’ll be able to charge from 0%-80% in around 30 minutes. 

Who do I contact if I need support?

There is an easy-to-find support section within both the BP Pulse and Shell Recharge apps. You can also contact the Otto Accounts Department for payment issues or to cancel the Car + Charge plan.

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