EV Smart are the UK’s leading electric car charging company.
We specialise in public charging stations, as well as electric car charging points at home and for business. As a reliable EV charging company, we are proud to have provided electric vehicle charging solutions to a variety of industries. These include some of the UK’s largest councils, NHS Trusts and household name brands.
Efficient. Reliable. Exceptional.
Our expert advisors can help you choose the best EV home charger for you. Whether it’s the convenience of a tethered charge point or the flexibility of a socketed one, Power EV has you covered. A tethered charging point has its own integrated cable, whereas a socketed point requires a separate cable connecting with each use. If you’re unsure of which electric car charging solution you’d prefer, please contact our expert advisors to discuss the right option for you.
How much do home chargers cost?
The Government-funded Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grants for home charge points. From 1st April 2020, the maximum amount available to customers will be £350 off a charger. Until that point, the previous regulations apply, which sees the grant capped at up to £500 per charge point.
Contributions will cover no more than 75% of the cost of a charge point and its installation, and grants will only be available for those that have the unit fully-installed by an OLEV-accredited installer. Other regulations that apply include the requirement for charge points to be smart – able to be remotely accessed and capable of receiving, interpreting, and reacting to a signal.
Prices vary depending on charge point manufacturer and speed. Typically a 3 kW unit will cost between £250 and £500, while a 7 kW charge point will cost between £450 and £800 – though these costs are only guidelines and subject to change. It is worth remembering that new EV buyers may well be eligible for a discounted or free charge point as part of a manufacturer-backed perk. There also are EV-focused tariffs that offer similar schemes.
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 our 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.
Our Sister company AF Installation Services Ltd is an OZEV approved installer