How to use your electric vehicle (EV) home charger.

Helping you make the most of your smart home charger.

EV home charger

What is an EV home charger?

A home charge point is a wallbox (simply a box on the wall of your home) that is designed specifically for charging electric vehicles. You can charge your car by simply plugging it into the mains using a normal plug socket, however a home charger is quicker.

How do I get a home charger?

With us, you can get an electric vehicle charger in 4 easy steps, and we’ll sort your installation hassle-free.

  1. Choose your charger. Pick the right electric vehicle charger for your needs.

  2. Get a quote. We’ll need a few details about your home and where you’d like your charger.

  3. Book your free video survey so our surveyor can check where you’d like your charger and send you a personalised quote.

  4. Get it installed by our professional engineers.

Want to know about EV charger installation?

We've put together a guide to electric vehicle charger installation, including what to expect on the day, what's included and answers to your questions.

Learn about EV charger installations.

Get support buying your electric vehicle charger.

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) can provide grants to reduce the costs of electric charging points.

You can also get grants of up to £350 towards the cost of installing an EV charger at your home.

To make things easier, E.ON will even apply for the home electric car charger grant on your behalf.

How to use your Vestel charger with the app or RFID card.

If you’ve not used a home charger before or just need a reminder, this will show you how to use your electric car charging point at home.

  1. Ensure that your EV charging station and your vehicle are ready for charging.

  2. Plug in the charging lead into the EV charging station and your vehicle. Please refer to the vehicle’s handbook if you’re having trouble with this.

  3. Start the charging session via the RFID card you got when the charger was installed or the E.ON Home app. You can boost or schedule charging with the app. The blue light will flash every 2 seconds.

  4. The green light will flash for up to 10 minutes during the randomised delay stage. The RFID card can override this stage if used again.

  5. The EV charging station will standby and show a solid green light until the vehicle accepts the charge. If it’s not accepting, check the schedule time of the charge in the app and ensure the EV is in park and locked.

  6. The blue light will pulse when the vehicle is charging.

  7. The blue light will be solid when the electric car is fully charged or the charging session has been suspended.

  8. Use the same method you started the charge with to end it. For example if you started with the RFID card, end it with the RFID card.

  9. Remove the charging cable from your EV. Again refer to your vehicle’s handbook if you’re struggling to do this.

  10. If the light on the home charger is solid red, turn the EV charging station on and off again.

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.

Control your EV charger with the E.ON home app.

Enjoy full control of your EV charger with the E.ON home app.

  • Set your charger timer for the cheapest off-peak rates and see how much you've saved.

  • Track your energy use and stay on top of your spending.

  • View our chargers.

Get a Vestel EV04 charger.

Perfect for your home.

  • WiFi 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.

Plus get £50 off if you're an E.ON Next customer.

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