Your guide to electric vehicle (EV) home charger installations.

Get your EV home charger installation included when you buy a new charger from us.

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Can I get an EV charger at home?

Yes, you can have an electric car charger installed at home. It’s much faster than trying to plug and charge your car off the mains supply.

Plus you can charge your electric car overnight like you do your phone, so you don’t need to find a public charging point in the morning.

How do I get an EV charger installed?

If you’ve bought an EV home charger from us then we’ll handle the installation for you. When you’re purchasing your charger we’ll ask you several questions to make sure that we can install one in your home, including asking for photos.

We’ll book an installation date that suits you and send one of our friendly expert installers to install the EV charger at your home.

What’s included in my EV home charger installation?

This is what our engineer will do to install an EV charger at your home:

  • Fix the EV charger to the wall.

  • Run a cable from the charger to your electricity meter, which should be no more than 10 meters apart.

  • Clip the cables to the walls/put them in conduit or trunking to keep everything neat and then tidy up the rubbish.

  • Check your charger is working correctly.

  • Register your home charger’s guarantee with the manufacturer.

What do I need to install an EV charger at home?

To have an EV charger installed you’ll need:

  • Dedicated off-street parking, like a drive or garage. We can’t install your charger away from your property, for example a dedicated parking space away from your home.

  • To check with your landlord if you live in a rented property. We’ll need proof they’ve agreed before we can install.

  • A good Wi-Fi connection. Many home chargers come with features and functions that mean they need to access the internet, so make sure the location you pick for your EV charger is within the range of the router.

Having an EV charger installed.

This video explains how easy it is to have an EV charger installed at your home.

Can I install an electric car charger myself?

No, we recommend that you get a qualified and certified electrician to handle the installation of your charging point. This ensures that everything is done safely and that you don’t void any warranty for your EV charger.

What to expect on the day of installation.

Firstly, there are a few bits you can do before the installer gets there:

  • Make sure the space is clear around the electricity meter and where you want the charger to be installed.

  • Get your Wi-Fi password ready so we can connect your charger.

Once the installer is there, they will:

  • Confirm where you want the EV charger fitted based on where your car will be parked and the type of charger you’re getting.

  • Fix the charger and install cabling to connect it to your electricity supply.

  • Demonstrate how everything works for you and how you can charge your electric car.

Do I need an EV tariff?

Electric vehicle tariffs are designed to offer you cheaper electricity overnight when your car is charging. You can find out more information about our Next Drive EV tariff and sign up to be alerted when it’s available.

Get a Vestel EV04 charger.

Perfect for your home.

  • WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

  • Can be used via the app.

  • Available both socketed and tethered.

  • Can be used in all weather.

  • Has a maximum output of 7.4 kW on a single phase meter such as your home, but can increase to 11 kW or 22 kW on a 3 phase meter for commercial use.

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