Issue details

Chief Executive GMCA&TfGM Decision Notice - Revision of electric vehicle charging tariff

On 25 March 2022 a report to the GMCA Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Charging Tariff ( set out the impact of electricity costs on the EV tariff in GM.
The Combined Authority agreed to delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer, GMCA & TfGM, in consultation with the GM Deputy Mayor to determine an appropriate electric vehicle charging tariff and publish a decision notice, to will allow TfGM to be able to quickly respond to wholesale energy prices.

The EVCI tariffs introduced on 1st October 2021 (noted in table below) were set on the basis of electricity costs of 14 p/kWh. Since January 2021, the wholesale cost of electricity has risen considerably.

Tariff from 1st October 2021 Pay-as-you-charge tariff Be.EV membership tariff Be.EV GM
taxi membership tariff
Fast Charger £0.25 per kWh £0.22 per kWh n/a
Rapid Charger £0.35 per kWh £0.32 per kWh £0.25 per kWh

The electricity costs for Be.EV have now been fixed for 3 months at 34pkWh, and there is a need to review and revise the EV tariff to reflect the current energy costs. This will bring TfGM’s financial position on the operation of publicly owned EV chargers to a place where the revenue is meeting the operating costs.

The tariff is changing in response to the energy price rise, a passthrough of 24p/kWh (20p/kWh plus 20% VAT). Public charging attracts a 20% rate of VAT.

The Be.EV energy contract runs to Thursday 7 July – next tariff review will be mid-July.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/05/2022

Decision due: 10 May 2022 by Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Contact: Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive GMCA & TfGM; Portfolio Lead Chief Executive for Transport; Portfolio Lead Chief Executive for Policy Email: Email:, Megan Black Email: