Home Car Charging Points
Direct Electrical make choosing a supplier and installer for an EV home charger easy! Not only are we OLEV certified, but we offer the best EV car chargers on the market, at the most affordable prices.
Whether you are looking to add one of our Zappi EV chargers to your driveway or garage, we can offer affordable yet efficient solutions. There are many benefits of installing a dedicated EV charger to your home:
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- Faster charging time than through the standard 3-pin plug,
- It’s more convenient than running a lead through your home or location the nearest public charging point,
- Our EV charger points are safer due to being weatherproof compared to the generic leads,
- Can add value to your home due to an increased demand for electric vehicles.
- The government will contribute to the cost with the Home Charge Grant.
What is the average price of an EV charging point installation?
The average price of an EV charging point installation is £600 with the OLEV grant or £950 without.
Is there a price difference between high and end models for an EV charger?
There is very little difference in the installation of an EV charger between electric card models, so whether you drive a a pricey Tesla or a cheap electric Ford – the price is around the same.
What kind of EV Charger should I purchase?
To narrow down choosing the correct electric vehicle charger for your car, we can help by asking yourself a few questions:
- Am I eligible for the OLEV Grant?
- What’s my budget?
- Where am I going to install the EV charger?
- Do I want to run off the mains electric or from green energy?
- How fast do I need to charge my electric vehicle?
Your car may have come with a regular 3-pin charger that plugs into your conventional home sockets. However, they generally can only withdraw a maximum charge of 3kW, which is not fast enough to charge an electric car fully – even when plugged in overnight.
To combat this, we recommend installing a wall box charger at your home or workplace, enabling you to charge your car much faster. Although there is a cost to this, the upsides will see your electric vehicle ownership far more efficient.
The cost may not even be huge if you are qualified to receive the OLEV Charging Grant. A wall box EV charger is the cheapest alternative to running an extension cord through your home, and it’s far safer.
The wall boxes are generally installed outside your house or in your garage and are runs off your home’s electricity. The design of these wall box charging points allows your car to charge much faster than the conventional 3-pin plug.
Alternatively, your EV charging point can run off green energy such as solar or wind power. We offer a vast range of brands and help advise on the most suitable vehicle charging point for your car, budget and grant application.
Solar EV Chargers
Converting the power of the sun into electricity is an excellent investment for your car charging point. Why? Apart from the initial installation cost of the Solar Electric Vehicle Charger, the sun’s power is free to harness; therefore, charging your car is free.
All that is required to install a solar-powered EV charger is solar panels and a Smart EV charger that matches your vehicle requirements. We highly recommend the Zappi Smart EV charger. Solar electric charging points are renowned for their long term benefits such as:
- Cutting your electricity bills,
- Faster charging,
- Reducing carbon footprint,
- Can save installation costs if the solar inverter is built-in.
EV Charger Brands We Supply
Direct Electrical can supply and install any EV charger on the market. However, we recommend the following brands: Zappi, Wallbox, EO, Sync EV, Project EV, Andersen and Pod Point.