Residential EV Installation

Residential EV Installation

Residential installation

One of the top benefits of owning an EV is that you can charge your car from the comfort of your own home – so say goodbye to petrol station visits forever. Our electricians make installing your home EV charger hassle-free. We’ll handle everything, from choosing the right charger for your vehicle to installing it and integrating it with your home’s electrical system. We’ll also help you to understand how to use your charger safely and efficiently.

The benefits of Residential EV Charging

Easy to install

The user-friendly design of EV chargers means that they’re easy to install and connect to your existing electrical system

Choose your location

You have the freedom to select the spot that’s most convenient for you - in your garage, drive, or a workplace car park

Green energy for vehicles

EVs are a more environment-friendly option because they help reduce emissions, improve air quality, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels

How we work

Site visit

Our team will visit your home to check if it's suitable for solar panels.

Project plan

Our experts will design the installation and outline all the tasks involved.


Our solar panel team will install your solar panels and link them to your home's central electrical system.

Residential EV Charging FAQs

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for in our FAQs area please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

How much does it cost to install a home EV charger?

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.

Are there special requirements for installing an EV charger at my home?

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.

Are all EV chargers the same?

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.

How long does it take to install an EV charger?

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.

Can I get a government grant to install an EV charger?

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: Or if you are a landlord, visit:

We offer flexible finance options

We can help spread your costs to get the project completed when you need it rather than having to pay a larger sum up front.

Our Projects

What our customers think

Placed an emergency call out with Hopkins Electrical as I had lost all power to my house. Chris turned up within 60 minutes of me placing the call and found that a rat had bitten through one of the cables. He made a temporary repair and then came back a couple of days later and replaced the fuse board and the cabling. Neat job, very professional and very reasonably priced.

Michael Underwood

Chris and his team talked us through the whole re wiring process and made sure we had enough sockets and switches in the right places before we started any work. They turned up on time and were very professional in their approach to out very large project. They were always easy to get hold of and would always offer good solutions to any problems we had with our build.

Darren Adams

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

If like me the thought of having to find an electrician brings you out in a cold sweat then chill and call Hopkins Electrical. From start to finish they were professional and friendly. When they came and undertook the work I was so impressed with the transparency and integrity of their employee who talked me though everything. The work was done to a high standard and I have no problem giving them 5 stars. Great company, great service.

Paul Kellett

Harpenden, Hertfordshire