Drivers in the UK are making the switch to electric vehicles (EV) in ever increasing numbers but how much does it cost to install an EV home car charger?
There are a number of things that affect the total price you will pay when you decide to invest in an EV home charger but you could be charging your electric car at home for as little as £750.
What is the best home EV Charger?
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Cost of installing home car charger
Let’s drill down and see what costs are involved in installing your home car charger, as well as what to be aware of when planning your EV charger. Let’s choose for example an EV charger that costs £500. On average, the installation would be around £350-400.
Our top selling EV charger
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One of our top-selling electric vehicle home charger is the Easee One EV Home Charger. It’s small, smart, full of power, easy to install, easy to use, and at a competitive price. Easee has done everything to make it as easy as possible to choose a home EV charger.
With UK stock ready for next-day delivery across Easee’s latest range of EV chargers, ready-to-go installation kits, and accessories, all combined with the best prices and advice – we are here to help.
Government grant for electric car chargers
There are a few factors that can affect the installation cost. For example, how far from your distribution board you plan to place your EV car charger. The electric current will flow through armoured cable, which costs as much as £15 per metre, so the further away your EV charger is from the main board, the more expensive the costs. There is a metal sheath which is there to protect the conductors from accidental damage, and a PVC sheath around the metal sheath which protects from water and extreme temps.
You might also find that your distribution board is quite old and so has insufficient capacity. In this case, an upgrade to your existing electrics or an additional smaller fuse board would be needed so that you can install the EV car charger.
It might be that you would need to carry out ground works and fit an alternative earthing system. if you have to lift up paving and/or tarmac to install earthing protection then this will also impact the cost.
Built to comply with UK regulations, the Easee One comes with open PEN conductor protection. This negates the requirement for an earthing rod, which will keep the cost of your installation lower.
Minimising civil works and it means you don’t have to dig into your driveway/charger location to install the earth rod. No scanning is required for buried utilities, It prevents the danger posed by driving earth rods into the ground and costs involved with hitting utilities.
EV home charger capacity: EV charger types
Costs are affected by the type of charger, its capabilities and capacity. If you are looking for more features then this will impact the price, and with capacity, if you require a faster charger, this also attracts higher pricing.
EV charging doesn’t have to cost the earth and it shouldn’t be as difficult as rocket science! We make it easy to choose the right system at the right price. You can rest assured that your decision to move to electric car or electric van is the right one, for all right reasons – from low running costs to government support and reducing your carbon footprint.
Cost of running electric car vs petrol/diesel in the UK
Direct Line insurance recently released data clearly showing running EVs is actually cheaper than internal combustion engines, and a better move financially when the total cost of ownership over a vehicle’s lifetime is measured.
That’s partly because EVs are much cheaper to maintain and service because they have fewer moving parts and do not need oil changes, for example. It’s also possible to save on insurance.
The Government has also given EV car and van buyers a great incentive with zero annual vehicle excise duty.