Home Electrical Vehicle Chargers

Electric vehicle (EV) charging is an important aspect of EV ownership. Home-based overnight EV charging is the cheapest, most convenient charging method. Government grants are now available to support the installation of Home EV Chargers as the UK targets to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

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What is Electrical Vehicle Chargers?

A home EV Charger is designed to charge an electric car at home, you should have a home charging point installed where you park your electric car. Drivers usually choose a dedicated home charging point because it’s faster and has built-in safety features. A home EV Charger is a compact weatherproof unit that mounts to a wall with a connected charging cable or a socket for plugging in a portable charging cable.

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How much does an electric car home charging point installation cost?

Installing a charging point in your house or business usually costs around £600 – £2000 on top of the price of the system you choose. If you choose an OLEV approved product, you can claim up to £350 off the cost under the government’s OLEV scheme.

Are there any government grants for Electricl Vechicle charging points?

Yes, there is. The government wants to encourage the use of electric and low emission vehicles. This means you can get up to £350 towards the cost of your EV charge point.

For home users

You can recover 75% of the cost of the EV charger up to £350 under the OLEV scheme.

For businesses

You can recover up to 75% of the total installation cost of a maximum of 20 EV charge points under the Workplace Charging Scheme.

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What if I don’t have solar PV yet?

No problem. If you’re thinking of going solar in the future we can install an EV charging point in your home or business, connect it to your main electricity supply and make sure the setup is compatible with solar PV systems.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

This depends on the size of your car battery and the speed of the charging point. With a 7kW charging point, it takes just under 8 hours to fully charge an electric car with a 60kWh battery.

How long do EV batteries last?

Most manufacturers have a five to eight-year warranty on their batteries. However, the current prediction is that an electric car battery will last from 10 – 20 years before they need to be replaced.

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