Do I need an isolator switch installed?
An isolator switch enables the electrician to isolate the flow of electricity to the mains when they’re working on your property. You will need to have an isolator switch installed to ensure your EV charger installation goes safely and smoothly. If you’re an E.ON Next customer, this is included in the cost of your EV charger installation.
What if I need to increase the supply of electricity my home can handle?
As part of your EV charger survey we’ll let you know if you need to increase the amps into your home to charge your electric car. To do this we’ll contact your District Network Operator (DNO) on your behalf. If a supply increase is needed, your DNO will contact you directly to arrange the fuse upgrade.
What is the cost of an EV charger installation?
The EV charger installation cost is included in the price that you pay for the home charger. There are government grants available to install an EV charger at your home, for example for landlords, and we'll be happy to discuss these EV chargepoint grants with you.
What additional costs for installing an EV charger could there be?
The price you’re quoted covers the home charger and the electric car charger installation costs, but not:
Laying of cables under floorboards or loft spaces. Hardwiring an internet connection from your charger to your router via ethernet.*
Extending your WiFi signal.*
A charging cable.
Additional work required by your energy supplier or electricity distribution provider such as changes to your consumer unit.
Trenching or ducting of cables underground.*
Your installer will be able to discuss these with you, but please be aware that we cannot provide all of these services and so additional arrangements may need to be made with other service providers.
*These services are not available through your E.ON installation.
Can you install an EV charger if I have on-street parking?
Unfortunately, no. Your EV charger must be installed on your property and can't cross any public land. You'll need off-street parking like a driveway, carport or garage.
Can an EV charger be mounted on a fence?
No, a fence isn't strong enough to support an EV charger.
Can you do civil work like trenching?
If you need civil work, such as trenching, as part of your EV charger installation you'll need to arrange this separately. Our engineers will be able to advise if this is required.
Any trenching work done needs to be between 400-600mm deep.
Can you connect my charger to my garage lighting supply?
No, your EV charger needs to be connected to your home's supply.
If you've got any more questions about having your EV charger installed we've got you covered.