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Need the right electric car charger?

electric car charger

Need an electric car charger, but not sure where to start?

Well, first you need to consider your options…

You could just plug in to your normal wall socket with a 13Amp plug.

Or you could pay the base price and get an entry level 16Amp outdoor wall charger fitted.

Alternatively, for an extra £50 or so, you could plump for the 32Amp outdoor wall charger.

But what difference does it make to you?

Let’s use the Hyundai Kona and the Tesla Model 3 as examples. Although not the cheapest electric car, they are two of the most popular electric vehicles on the market.

Using a 13Amp plug the Hyundai will take up to 29 hours to fully charge, which is slightly better than the Tesla at up 33 hours. So, unless your isolating, it’s probably not a great solution for you.

The 16Amp wall charger doesn’t fair much better, at up to 18 hours for the Hyundai and up to 21 hours for the Tesla. You’d have to have an extra-long lie in bed to make this charging time palatable.

Really the only charging solution worth investing in, although it’s a little more expensive, is the 32Amp outdoor wall charger. Why’s that?

Because your Hyundai will be fully charged within 10 hours and your Tesla within 11 hours, so you’ll at least be able to get to work and back when you wake in the morning.

…being an OLEV approved installer, we’ve even got £350 grants available to make it affordable.


Alison Whitfield

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26 November 2020
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Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The scheme is currently open to applicants that:

  1. Rent their house or bungalow.
  2. Own or rent an apartment / flat.
  3. Are the landlord of a domestic rental property.
  4. Are a social housing provider.
  5. Has dedicated off-road parking at the property.
  6. Own or have ordered a qualifying vehicle.
  7. Have not previously claimed an OLEV grant.

Not sure if you are eligible?

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Standard installation terms

  1. Fitting of an EV charger on a brick wall, or to another suitable permanent structure.
  2. Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter/distribution board and the charging unit.
  3. Supply meter/distribution board on the inside of an outside wall.
  4. Routing the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm thick (if required).
  5. Fitting & testing of electrical connections & protections required for the EV charger.
  6. An additional three-way consumer unit (if required).
  7. Installation of a Type C MCB and a Type A RCD or a type A RCBO.
  8. No groundworks 

Not standard installation?

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.