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EV Charging

Home Charging

By far the most convenient and cheapest way to charge your EV is at home. Get in touch with a charging advisor to learn more and discuss getting a charge installed at your home.

Benefits of a Home Charge Point

Grants available

Built in safety features make safer than using a 3-pin socket

Weather-proof units

Faster speeds than using a 3-pin socket

Cheapest way to charge your EV

Smart features allow off-peak charge times

Home Charger Grant

Home Charger Grant

The Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) currently provides financial support for EV owners looking to install a charge point at home. The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides 75% or up to £350 towards the cost of one charge point and its installation.

You’ll also need to

  • Have off-street parking (with permission to install a charge point there)
  • Install an OZEV-approved charge point
  • Use an OZEV-approved charge point installer
  • Ensure the date of installation is not be more than 4 months ahead of the date of delivery or start date of vehicle use.

How do I get a home charge point installed?

All fully battery electric vehicles are eligible, but plug-in hybrid vehicle CO2 emissions must be below 50g/km. A full list of eligible vehicles can be found here.

How do I claim the Grant?

If you’re interested in getting a home charge point installed, we will just need you to answer a few simple questions and our installers will claim the grant on your behalf. Get in touch

Installation

The process for installation is very simple:

1. Survey

We will help organise a survey, which can usually be done remotely. It will usually include taking some photos, which show:

  • Your consumer unit (fuse board)
  • Your meter
  • Details of your main fuse (usually near your meter)
  • The proposed location of your charger

 

2. Paperwork

You will be issued a quotation for works and given details for the chosen charger. The installer will also request the paperwork needed for us to claim the grant on your behalf.

 

3. Installation

You will then be given an installation date. An OZEV (Office of Zero Emission Vehicles) approved installer will fit your charge point and show you how to operate it.

EV Quick Tip

As well as having your own off-street parking, you will also need to be the homeowner or have permission from the landlord to install a home charger.

How much does an EV charger cost?

Like any piece of hardware, chargers can range in price depending on how intelligent you want it to be. Inclusive of the government OZEV grant, charge points tend to cost between £500 and £1000 to install. Most domestic installs are relatively simple and so long as they fall within set parameters should be achievable at a fixed cost.

How much does it cost to charge at home?

Here’s some simple maths to work out how much it costs to charge an electric car from empty to full: Size of Battery x Electricity Cost

Battery

Size of Battery

Electricity

Electricity cost of your supplier

(pence per kilowatt hour)

How long does it take to charge at home?

A dedicated home charge point allows you to charge your car fully typically in under 10 hours so once you get home and plug in, the car will be full by morning.

Check out our Charging Calculator

Our Charging Time & Cost Calculator allows you to calculate how much it will cost and how long it will take to charge your EV.


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