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.
Built in safety features make safer than using a 3-pin socket
Faster speeds than using a 3-pin socket
Cheapest way to charge your EV
Smart features allow off-peak charge times
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.
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.
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
The process for installation is very simple:
We will help organise a survey, which can usually be done remotely. It will usually include taking some photos, which show:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(pence per kilowatt hour)
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.