Electric Vehicle Charger Installation in Uk (99)
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Electric vehicle charging station contactors in Uk
If you’re looking for EV charging station contractors you’ve come to the right place. Let us help you find the perfect professional for your job. Our members even come recommended by your neighbours.
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Look online for EV home charger installers in Uk or professionals who offer EV charger repair in Uk and contact them directly.
Why waste hours searching? Instead, try our request a quote feature. Just send us the details of your job and we’ll forward these to three EV charging station contractors near you. They’ll then get in touch to offer you three quotes.
What is the purpose of a home electric vehicle charging point?
If you’ve recently purchased or are planning to purchase an electric vehicle, you’ll need to fuel your new vehicle. While EV charging points can be found throughout the UK, these aren't always convenient.
Of course you could charge your EV through a standard three pin plug but this can be quite a slow process. Instead, why not install a home EV charging point? The benefits of having an at home charging point include:
Speed - Using a standard electricity outlet to charge your vehicle can be quite slow. Installing a dedicated charging station allows you to refuel your vehicle up to three times faster.
Convenience - Having your own charging station means you won’t need to drive around looking for an EV charging point. You also won't need to wait for others to finish charging like you may do in public.
Price - It’s much cheaper to charge your electric vehicle at home than using a public charging point. You won’t need to pay for connection charges or inflated electricity costs.
Environmentally friendly - If you install an EV charging station at home, you can use solar panels or another form of sustainable energy to charge your vehicle.
Do EV charging points need maintenance?
Yes, regular maintenance is key to keeping your EV charging point working effectively and safely. Ensure you clean your charging point when necessary using a dry cloth. In addition, a yearly service is recommended to check your charging point is safe to use.
Can any electrician install an EV charger?
Installing your EV charger is a job for an electrician and attempting this yourself could be dangerous. The good news is that most electricians should be able to fit your EV charger, you shouldn't need a specialist for this job.
Which electric car charger is best?
In order to choose the best electric car charger, it’s important to consider a few features. Before you make up your mind, look at whether your new charger offers:
A tethered or untethered charging cable, depending on your personal preference
Built in O-PEN detection system or PEN fault detection system
The ability to work with your solar panels
Dynamic load monitoring to limit your charging system
If you’re still wondering which electric car charger is best, the following units come highly recommended:
How much does it cost to install an electric car charger?
Choosing to install an EV charging point at home is a great idea, but you may be curious how much they cost to buy and install. The amount you pay for your electric vehicle charger will vary depending on:
Brand - Different brands of EV chargers will be priced differently
Charging speed - Slow and fast chargers are available depending on your needs. A slow charger is sufficient if you plan to charge your vehicle overnight. However, if you need to quickly charge your car, you’ll need a fast charger. Please note, slow chargers take up to 8 hours to charge your vehicle while fast chargers take 2-4 hours. Fast chargers are also more expensive than slow chargers.
Sustainable power - If you plan to use sustainable energy (solar or wind) to charge your vehicle, you’ll need to invest in an inverter and battery storage. This is an extra cost to consider.
Smart home chargers - These chargers are more expensive but give you greater control over charging your vehicle. They can connect to the internet and may be eligible for grants.
Electric car charger installation cost
Ok, let's look at some example electric car charger installation costs. The average price of a slow (3kW) EV charger is £375, while the average price of a fast (7kW) EV charger is £625. You then need to add the installation cost on top.
The average electric car charger installation cost is £1,000, which includes the charger and fitting. If you’d like to learn more about EV chargers and their costs, check out our electric car charger installation cost guide.
Tesla charger cost
If you plan to install a Tesla electric charger, you’re probably wondering how much this will cost. You can find a range of prices and advice in our Tesla charger cost guide. As a rough guide, the average cost of a Tesla Gen 3 Wall connector is £499, with an average installation cost of £500.
How to install an electric car charger at home:
Installing an electric car charger at home comes with a range of benefits and you may be tempted to do the work yourself. However, doing so means you won't be eligible for the OLEV grant, worth £350, if you don't use an approved installer. This means you’ll actually pay more to install your electric car charger yourself.
In addition, electrical work should always be done or at the very least checked by a qualified electrician. Any mistakes you make during installation could cause damage to your home and injuries to your family.
Want to speak to EV charging station contractors in Uk?
Once you’re ready to go ahead with EV charger repair or installation in Uk, you’ll need to find a qualified professional you can trust. Luckily, our members pass thorough checks and come with the recommendation of your neighbours so you know you’re hiring the right worker for your job.
We can help you find EV home charger installers in Uk in two easy ways. Firstly, our free search feature uses your postcode to show you a range of fitters in your area at the touch of a button.
Alternatively, why not save time using our request a quote feature? Simply tell us about the work you need doing using our online form and we’ll pass your details to three local EV charging station contractors. You can then get back to your busy day while they put together three custom quotes.