You simply fill in this form (link to form) and we claim on your behalf. We receive the grant from OLEV and take this off the cost you pay to us. You can claim one chargepoint per vehicle and up to two chargepoints per household. Click here for more information on the scheme.
How much does it cost to charge an electric car at home?
Currently, you only pay the cost of the electricity. If you’re charging overnight, the off-peak rate is typically around 10p per kwh. This equates to around 2p a mile, compared to 15p a mile for a petrol or diesel car. There are potential fuel savings of up to £1,000 a year.
Are outdoor home chargepoints safe?
It is much safer (and quicker) to charge your electric car using a dedicated chargepoint rather than with a regular socket in your house. The units are robust and weatherproof and are wired directly into your fuse board. There’s no additional load on other wiring or circuits and they include overload protection circuitry.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Most electric car drivers choose to charge their cars while they are sat on their driveway overnight – no waiting around at the petrol station and it’s ready to go in the morning! Domestic properties can support chargepoints between 3kw and 7kw power output. Depending on your chargepoint and the range of your electric car battery, a full charge can take anything from eight hours with a 3.6kw chargepoint to four hours with a 7.2kw chargepoint.
Will it interfere with the electricity supply in my house?
Electric car chargepoints are incredibly sophisticated bits of technology. They supply the charge to the car’s battery in a measured way depending on the demand in the home and switch off when the battery is full. And if you are most often charging overnight, this shouldn’t be an issue.
Can I just use a socket in my home to charge my car?
Yes you can – but it’s not as safe and it takes much longer. Even a standard 3.2kw chargepoint will charge around 60% quicker than a three point plug in your home.