The Powerloop V2G Leasing Bundle
Help prove the value of large-scale domestic V2G charging from just £246 per month*.
Save up to £1,080 on your lease, earning cashback while you charge.
A new Nissan LEAF 40kWh
A free Wallbox charger
An app to control your
100% renewable electricity from Octopus Energy
A free smart meter
£30 cashback every month**
* Price includes monthly cashback amount.** £30 cashback based on 12 complete cycles per month.
Prices are subject to change and availability, and are based on a 36 month contract, 5000 miles and an initial rental of £2,963.14. Contract Hire terms and eligibility are subject to circumstances.
How Powerloop works
Plug in before 6pm, and stay plugged in until at least 5am the next day to complete the cycle.
Use the Powerloop app to tell us when you next need your car. We'll schedule your sessions around you.
Complete 12 cycles within a month to get £30 cash back on your Octopus Energy account.
Who can take part?
For now Powerloop is only available in areas where the local electricity grid is managed by UK Power Networks. The pink area in the map below shows their working area. If you're not sure, use the UKPN postcode checker to see who manages your local grid by clicking here.
You need to own your home and have a driveway or off-street parking for us to install the Wallbox unit.
You'll need to lease a Nissan LEAF from Octopus Electric Vehicles. The Nissan LEAF is currently the only fully-electric car with a V2G compatible battery, meaning it can export as well as import.
You'll need to have an Octopus Energy account. We need to measure how much electricity you use, and how much you export back to the grid. If you're not already an Octopus customer, we'll get you signed up with 100% renewable electricity.
You'll need to have a smart meter (we'll install this free of charge if you don't have one we can communicate with already).
Frequent asked questions
Am I eligible for the Powerloop Bundle?
We can offer the Powerloop bundle to anyone who lives in the region managed by the network operator, UK Power Networks (who are running the trial with us). This is roughly the East of England, London and the South East. Check if you are in this region here. You must own your own home and have off-street parking.
How will it work for me?
Once you plug in at home, you just tell us when you next need your car using the Powerloop app. In the meantime, we’ll optimise the charge and discharge pattern.
Will I be in control?
How does the rebate work?
How much money will Octopus earn from using my car?
How does V2G help the grid?
There's a huge amount of energy locked up in electric cars Just ten Nissan LEAFs could power 1000 homes for an hour. Our V2G system optimises the use of your car's battery; powering your home - and your neighbours homes - when electricity demand is high, then charging back up at times when demand is low. A more flexible grid also means a more renewable grid. The sun isn't always shining, and the wind isn't always blowing. V2G gives us the ability to store and release renewable energy whenever we need it.
What is Vehicle to Grid (V2G)?
Vehicle to Grid (V2G) means using a two-way charger so that your car can power your home, or send power back to the grid. In the near-future, millions of electric cars will soak up excess renewable power and send it back to the grid when needed.
What if I don't manage to complete 12 cycles in a month?
You'll only receive the incentive if you complete the full 12 cycles in a month, so unfortunately you wouldn't get the cashback in that month.
Will this damage my battery?
The shortest, and most honest answer is that we don't know. This is one of many reasons we're running this project; to find out what works in Vehicle to Grid, and fix the things that don't.
Can I be a Powerloop customer if I have solar panels at home?
Yes, we don’t have any restrictions on solar PV. However, there are a few things to consider.
How does the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) work with the Powerloop bundle?
Why don’t you just put me on the Outgoing Octopus tariff?
About Wallbox (tm)
Wallbox is the smallest, lightest (and prettiest) residential V2G charger available in the UK. It can charge your car when demand is low and export to the grid when demand is high. It’s the next step in making the grid smarter, plus it makes leasing your new Nissan LEAF even cheaper. The first Wallbox chargers in the UK will be going straight to the homes of our Powerloop customers.