Frequently asked Questions
Which operators are currently partnered with Electric Juice?
The following networks are currently partnered with Electric Juice. Please note this list isn't exhaustive as we work with a very large number of charging networks across the UK, Europe & the world.
My Juice card isn't working
If your card isn't working it's most likely an issue with the charger itself, or a temporary drop in the charger's network connectivity. We first recommend a second attempt (you won't be charged), and then speaking to the charge point operator directly. Their details can be found on the in-app information tab for any charging point.
Although there's very little that can go wrong with your card, if the problem is recurring on different networks please do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate and replace your card if needed.
A charger I'm trying to use is broken, inaccessible, or has incorrect information
Please do let us know, either by using the in-app issue reporting or by emailing us directly at email@example.com. We'll alert the charging company directly and look to update our data as soon as possible.
I'd like to order another Juice card for my account
We'd be very happy to send you one - it's easy to order a new card from the 'Juice Cards' section in the Electric Juice app.
If you're having any difficulties, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
My Juice card has been lost or stolen
The Electric Juice app allows you to easily deactivate & order new Juice cards.
Please do email us at email@example.com if you've any charges you don't recognise, you're having difficulty cancelling your card, or you've any other worries.
Do I need my own cable to charge? (tethered vs. untethered)
As a rule of thumb, any charger that offers speeds of 50kW or above will have its own cable that you can plug in to your vehicle. Below that, you may need your own cable to use the charger.
This is sometimes referred to as tethered vs. untethered, where 'tethered' means the charger has a cable for you to plug in, and 'untethered' means you'll need to use your vehicle's own cable to plug in at both ends.
IONITY, 350kW - tethered with a cable you can use
Osprey, 50kW - tethered with a cable you can use
Ubitricity, 7kW - untethered and requires your own cable
PodPoint, 22kW - mostly untethered and will generally require your own cable.
We always recommend that you keep a cable in your vehicle so that you can access any variety of charger.
Do I have to be an Octopus Energy customer to use Electric Juice?
No, everyone is welcome!
We want charging to be as simple as possible for every EV driver in the UK, whether you are with Octopus Energy for your home energy supply or not.
How does Electric Juice work with my Octopus Energy account?
The short answer:
Your Octopus Energy account works with Electric Juice, meaning you can log in and pay for charging with your energy bill. Changing any personal details in one will affect the other.
The detailed answer:
All of Octopus Energy is powered by Kraken, our self-built energy platform for the future. When you sign-up to Octopus for energy or to Electric Juice for charging, we create you a Kraken account, which gives you straightforward access to everything Octopus Energy does. Think of it like a Google account, but for everything energy related.
If you're already an Octopus Energy customer, you already have a Kraken account, so you can sign-in to Electric Juice with your existing details. Any charging you do through Electric Juice will simply be added to your energy bill, since the accounts are one and the same.
And if you ever leave Octopus for your home energy, your Electric Juice account will continue to work as normal (though we'll ask you to add a payment card if you also cancel your Direct Debit with us).
If I leave Octopus Energy for my energy, can I still use Electric Juice?
Absolutely. Your account will still work with Electric Juice and you can continue to manage your personal details and payment methods through the Electric Juice app.
For more explanation on why this is the case, see the detailed answer to 'How does Electric Juice work with my Octopus Energy account?'
I think I have multiple Octopus/Electric Juice accounts - help!
Not to worry - if you send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the accounts and we'll do our best to sort it for you.
I'd like to deactivate my account
Please email us at email@example.com. We'll deactivate your Electric Juice cards and any payment methods associated with Electric Juice. If you're also an energy customer, your account and payment methods will not be affected.
It's worth noting that there are no subscription fees or recurring charges on Electric Juice - we only take payment when you charge your car. So there's also no harm in leaving your account dormant for while, in case you decide to start using your Juice card again.
How do I pay for charging using my energy bill?
Simply sign in to Electric Juice using your Octopus Energy account and any charging sessions will automatically be added to your energy bill.
What other payment methods does Electric Juice support?
Electric Juice currently supports payment either by energy account (for Octopus Energy customers) or through card payments.
How do I ‘refer a friend’?
Login to the Electric Juice app and go into your account. Click ‘refer a friend’ and either ‘share’ your unique link (via email or message) or ask your friend to scan the QR code presented on your screen.
Your friend will need to complete the sign-up process online (not via the app!)
How many friends can I refer?
As many as you want - the more friends you sign up, the more money you’ll earn!
Can I refer the same friend again?
No. Once your friend has been referred and completed the sign up process, your unique link will not work with that person again.
Can I refer a friend that is already signed up to Electric Juice?
No. You can only refer friends who do not have Electric Juice accounts. Your unique link is invalid against active account holders and you won’t receive the charging credit.
When and how will I receive the charging credit?
For you and your friend to receive the charging credit, you’ll both need to have an active payment method linked to your accounts and completed at least one charge using the Electric Juice card. Once these conditions have been met, we’ll deposit £5 to your Electric Juice accounts within 24hrs!
The charge won’t start!
If you started the charge before connecting the cable to your EV - or the cable disconnected when the charge was starting up - you will need to re-attempt the charge. Disconnect the cable from the car and attempt to start the session again.
Top tip: When the app prompts you to 'Plug in now!', ensure that you have successfully connected and locked the charging cable to your EV before proceeding to the next step.
If the cable is correctly connected to your EV, but the charge does not start, please ensure that you are at the correct charging point. If your charging point location has multiple chargers, please ensure that the charger you selected in the Electric Juice app is where you are parked.
If you have followed the above steps but still can't start the charge, please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The charge has stopped, but the cable won’t disconnect
If you have successfully stopped the charge, but the cable has not disconnected, tap the 'Is your cable stuck?' prompt at the bottom of your phone screen. This will magic up a manual override and unlock the cable.
Still not disconnecting? Get in touch with the charge point operator using the support details located in the information tab in the drawer. They will have a direct connection with the charger to unlock the cable
If you are still having issues - contact us at: email@example.com
Which Charge Point Operators are compatible with in-app charging?
With more coming very soon!
How do I know that my charge has started?
Your phone will display a charging screen, and you will be able to track the time duration of the charge.
Your EV will also display the remaining charge duration on the dashboard - if this disappears, simply turn on your EV to check again.
How do I stop a charge?
To stop a charge, drag the 'slide to stop' toolbar across to the right-hand side of your phone screen. If dragged across successfully, you'll be presented with 'charge stopped successfully!'.
Once your phone displays this screen, you can disconnect the cable and carry on driving!
If your cable is stuck, tap the 'Is your cable stuck?' prompt at the bottom of your phone screen. This will magic up a manual override and unlock the cable.
Can someone stop my charge using their Electric Juice app?
No. If the charging cable is locked to your EV, someone else can't stop the charge from their phone - only you have that power!
Will I be able to track the kWh and the session price?
Yes (for operators which support this functionality)! While your EV is charging, your Electric Juice app will provide updates on the charge duration, speed and price.
You’ll need to use the refresh button to get up to date insights on the number of kWh used.
How do I select the correct charging point and charger for my charge?
When you are at the charging station location, select the charger compatible with your EV (e.g. CCS, CHAdeMo) - if you want to double-check, the charger ID in the Electric Juice app should match the ID on the charging point.
Tap the 'start a charge' button and follow the instructions on your phone screen.
I selected the wrong charging point and someone else is using my charge - what do I do?
Stop the charge by dragging the 'slide to stop' toolbar across to the right-hand side of your phone screen.
Once the charge has successfully stopped, get in touch with us with the session details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I exit the charging screen while my car is charging?
Yes! Feel free to go back and browse the Electric Juice map, check your emails or play a game - whatever you like.
If you leave the charging screen but remain in the app, you will see a 'currently charging' toolbar at the bottom of the map screen, which will take you back to the charging screen when tapped.
Do you have more networks joining soon? And will they be in-app?
We're talking to most of the major networks in the UK, and the team is constantly working to make Electric Juice the best EV charging experience around. Any new networks that join will also appear in the app.
Watch this space...!
What features do you have planned next for Electric Juice?
Electric Juice is dedicated to simplfying EV charging and as such we're always working on new features: from in-app charging & detailed charging receipts to route planning & more support for fleets. If there's a particular feature you'd like to see please do email us at email@example.com - we massively value your input and will prioritise development if we see any themes emerging.