With EV Chargepod, the cost of a fully installed EV charger starts from £689 with the government OZEV grant.
Some electric car owners benefit from a £350 OZEV grant for purchasing and installing a home charger (provided they meet the criteria set out by OZEV).
Once installed, you only pay for the electricity you use to charge.
The standard installation of an EV home charger with EV Chargepod includes:
Up to 3 hours of fitting time
Fitting of the EV charge point on a brick or plaster wall, or to another suitable permanent structure: The EV charge point must be fixed to the main property and able to utilise the property’s earthing arrangement, which must meet current regulations – we are required to check this by law
Surface mounting of cable – i.e. no conduit or chasing: Up to 10 metres of cable are run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity distribution board/consumer unit and the EV charge point
Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick (if necessary
The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the EV charge point
Installation of a 40A MCB Type B (space in existing consumer unit required).
We will back up your charger with a 2-year warranty and installation - with a guarantee of 12 months. All our chargers meet strict government regulations and safety standards. You’ll receive an electrical certificate for your EV charger installation.
Government-funded OZEV grants can provide 75% of the cost of your electric vehicle home charging point, up to a maximum of £350 – leaving just a small contribution from you.
Claiming up to £350 off the cost of your new home charging point is as easy as ABC! Here’s how:
You have to answer a few simple questions, meet the criteria set by OZEV, and share some documents with us. Once you have placed your order, we will send you a link to a step-by-step survey and we'll take care of the rest.
We will complete all your paperwork (16 pages) to enable you to benefit from the government’s / OZEV’s EV charger grant subsidy.
With EV Chargepod, you don't even have to wait for your subsidy – you pay the price with the grant already calculated.
IT'S A WIN-WIN!
To find out more about the electric vehicle home-charge scheme, check out the customer guidance.
As the government continues to work towards zero emissions, they have continued an initiative that contributes up to £350 towards the installation of electric vehicle charging points as long as you meet the new OZEV criteria as of 1st April 2022.
Here’s everything you need to qualify for the OZEV grant:
You are a homeowner who lives in a flat or you live in rental accommodation.
You own the property/have consent from your landlord to install a charge point.
You have designated private off-street parking with good access for an electric vehicle to be charged safely.
You own/have ordered an eligible vehicle or have leased one for at least six months.
This is your first or second claim for an eligible electric vehicle.
There are two extra requirements related to the EV charger and its installation:
You must install an OZEV-approved charge point, such as the units offered by EV Chargepod.
Your EV charger must be mounted by an OZEV-approved charge-point installer.
Not all plug-in vehicles are eligible for the OZEV EVHS grant. Fully electric vehicles are eligible if they are on the OZEV list. For plug-in hybrid vehicles, the calculated CO2 emissions must be below 50g/km.
OZEV maintains a list of the eligible vehicles here.
With an average domestic electricity rate in the UK of about 28p per kWh, charging an electric car at home costs an average of £15 for a full charge depending on your battery capacity.
Most drivers will charge their electric car overnight, waking up with a full battery every morning.
This is the most convenient and cost-effective way to keep your car fully charged.
You can calculate the cost of fully charging your own car by using the formula:
Tariff (e.g. 28p/kWh) * Battery size (e.g. 100kWh) / 100 = Cost to fully charge (e.g. £28).
For example, fully charging a 60kWh electric car will cost around £16.4 and will give you about 200 miles of range.
Most of our EV chargers are smart-enabled and you can control them through their associated app. So, if you want to fully benefit from the intelligent home charging capabilities, you need to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
The time it takes to charge an electric car can be as short as 30 minutes or exceed 12 hours. This depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charge point.
A typical electric car (60kWh battery) takes just under 8 hours to charge from empty to full with a 7kW charge point.
Most drivers top up the charge rather than waiting for their battery to recharge from empty to full.
The bigger your car’s battery and the slower the charging point, the longer it takes to charge from empty to full.
There are 5 main factors that affect the time it takes to charge an electric vehicle.
Max charging rate of a charge point: The time it takes to charge will also be limited by the max charging rate of the charge point you are using. For example, even if your vehicle can charge at 11kW, it will only charge at 7kW on a 7kW charge point.
Max charging rate of the vehicle: You can only charge a vehicle’s battery at the maximum charging rate the vehicle can accept. For example; if your vehicle’s max charging rate is 7kW, you won’t charge any faster by using a 22kW charge point.
Size of the battery: The bigger your vehicle’s battery capacity (measured in kWh), the longer it will take to charge.
State of the battery (empty vs. full): If you are charging from empty, it will take longer to charge than if you are topping up from 50%.
Environmental factors: A lower ambient temperature can make charging slightly longer, particularly when using a rapid charger. Lower temperatures also mean vehicles are less efficient, so fewer miles are added for the same charging time.
Yes, it’s completely safe to leave your EV overnight. You can also schedule when to charge, so your electric car can start charging during the off-peak energy tariffs.
A rapid charge point is very useful to give your battery a quick boost if you are out on the road and running low. Normally, you wouldn’t use a rapid charging point to charge your battery to full. Rapid charge points are not installed at home as they require a larger supply (3-phase). They are usually found at motorway service stations and other commercial places. This is where you’ll place your EV on charge and go grab a coffee or some lunch.