Looking for EV charge point installers?
We are fully accredited EV Charging point installers putting all our engineers through the correct training courses to be fully versed on how to install correctly, equipped with the correct testing instruments to certify every installation.
We are also signed up to the Governments OLEV scheme as registered 'OLEV approved installers' meaning when you use us you get upto £500 back towards your EV charge point.
With a growing number of electric cars hitting the streets and the Government announcing the phasing out of the typical diesel/petrol engines, there is a growing demand for EV charging points to be fitted.
How much do home chargers cost?
The Government funded Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grants for home charge points. The grant is set as a 75% contribution to the cost of one charge point and its installation, and is capped at £500 (incl. VAT) per eligible vehicle. The grant brings the cost of a standard 3 kW unit plus installation to around £300 whilst a faster 7 kW unit would be in the region of £400.
To be eligible to apply for the scheme, EV owners must provide evidence of keeper-ship, lease, be named as the primary user of an eligible electric vehicle (bought new or second hand), and have off-street parking facilities suitable for charge point installation.
The charge point must also be installed by an OLEV authorised installer. Choosing a supplier that is not on the list will most likely mean incurring the full cost of the unit and installation. Finally, the date of installation must not be more than four months ahead of the date of delivery of start date of vehicle.
How often should you charge an electric car at home?
You can charge your electric car at home as often you need to. It can be treated the same as charging a mobile phone, fully charging overnight and topping up in the day if necessary.
While it is not necessary for most to charge every day, many drivers plug in each time they leave their car out of habit, giving them maximum flexibility should they have to make an unexpected journey.
By charging overnight, electric car drivers can take advantage of cheap nighttime electricity rates and drive for as little as 2p per mile.
Overnight charging also ensures that the car’s battery is full each morning for the day ahead.
* Always follow your manufacturer’s advice on how “full” to charge your car. Some will recommend setting a limit of a 90% charge to allow the battery management system to rotate the charging of cells evenly.
How to get an electric car charging point installed at home?
Electric car charging points need to be professionally installed. A certified charging provider will include installation cost in the price of the unit.
The installation process involves wall mounting the chargepoint on an exterior wall or garage, near to where you park and connecting it safely to the mains electricity supply.
An installation should take around three hours to complete, depending on the individual requirements of the driver and the complexity of the installation.
Installations can be booked directly online through our contact page where a member of staff will contact you right away.
* Most domestic properties have single phase power which means the maximum charging rate is 7kW. While faster chargepoints are available (such as a 22kW unit), these are usually found in commercial properties where there is a three phase power supply.