The cost of installing an EV charger can vary and depends on several factors. These include the type of charger, where it’ll be installed, and whether any additional electrical work needs doing. If you contact us, we can assess your requirements and provide an accurate estimate. You can expect to pay from £500-£1,500 as a rough guide. But remember that investing in an EV charger can bring long-term savings, lower operating costs, and help protect the planet.
If you’re installing an EV charger, you’ll have to take into account the following:
You’ll need off-street parking, such as a drive or garage
Your home electrical system has to have sufficient capacity to handle the additional load of an EV charger. Hopkins Electrical can help you find out if you need any upgrades or modifications.
Installations must comply with all relevant safety standards – so it’s essential to employ a qualified and certified team of electricians like those at Hopkins Electrical.
Depending on where you live, you may also need to check that your charger installation complies with relevant building regulations.
No – there are three main types, which are as follows:
Level 1 chargers charge your vehicle slowly using a standard household electrical outlet. They are convenient for overnight charging at home, but it will take longer to charge your EV fully.
Level 2 Chargers need a dedicated circuit and will charge your vehicle faster than level 1 chargers.
Level 3 or DC fast chargers require a direct current and offer the fastest charging. These are the type usually found at public charging stations.
The time it takes depends on several considerations. An installation generally takes anything from a few hours to a full day. The time taken depends on the charger type, the electrical setup, any necessary electrical upgrades, and the specific site conditions. At Hopkins Electrical, we can assess your situation and provide a more accurate time estimate based on your particular requirements.
It’s possible, although you will have to fulfil specific criteria.
An electric vehicle charge point grant could provide either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower. To find out more, visit: www.gov.uk/electric-vehicle-chargepoint-grant-household. Or if you are a landlord, visit: https://www.gov.uk/electric-vehicle-chargepoint-grant-household.