EV charging for your home - We install Domestic EV chargers only within a 35 mile radius of CV1 2TT.
Charging speed for electric cars is measured in kilowatts (kW).
Home charging points charge your car at 3.7kW or 7kW giving about 15-30 miles of range per hour of charge (compared to 2.3kW from a 3 pin plug which provides up to 8 miles of range per hour).
The time it takes to charge an electric car can be as little as 30 minutes or more than 12 hours. This depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point.
Empty-to-full time to charge with different chargepoint speeds:
|Vehicle||Empty to full charging time***|
|3.7kW slow||7kW fast||22kW fast|
|Nissan LEAF (2018)||40kWh||143 miles||11 hrs||6 hrs||6 hrs|
|Tesla Model S (2019)**||75kWh||238 miles||21 hrs||11 hrs||5 hrs|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2018)||13.8kWh||24 miles||4 hrs||4 hrs||4 hrs|
Tip: Almost all full battery electric cars can rapid charge, most plug-in hybrid electric cars can not.
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.
To charge an electric car at home, you will need a home charging point installed where you park your electric car, or an EVSE supply cable for a 3 pin plug socket as an occasional back up.
Drivers usually choose a dedicated home charging point because it's faster and has built-in safety features.
A home charging point 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.
Dedicated home charging points are installed by qualified specialist installers.
Electric car charging points need to be professionally installed. A certified charging provider will include installation cost in the price of the unit.
A home charging point, fully installed after 1st April 2020, costs from £449 with the government OLEV grant.
From 1st April 2020, electric car drivers get a reduced £350 grant for purchasing and installing a home charger with the OLEV grant.
Once installed, you only pay for the electricity you used to charge.
The typical electricity rate in the UK is about 16p per kWh, while on Economy 7 tariffs the typical overnight electricity rate in the UK is 8p per kWh.