Installing an electric vehicle home charging point

Installing electric vehicle home charging points is what we do across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire day in and day out.

Why we do it is because we believe in Electric vehicles and the technology that is taking over our roads. However, what makes this even more important to us is that we see the huge benefits that dedicated charging points have on the owners of businesses and domestic electric car owners across the region.

Charging Your Electric Vehicle at Home at Ease

One of the main benefits of installing an electric vehicle home charging point is the ease it brings into your life in a way that you may have not considered previously.

The first change is the opportunity to have a smart charger. Smart chargers do everything they can to make your charging life easier. From turning your charger on at the times when it is most efficient to charge, to providing you with all the data you need on usage. This piece of kit is a real game-changer in the electric vehicle charging world.

A few of the features include:

  • Use with different charger styles
  • Timing for the greatest efficiency of power
  • Multiple app usage
  • Data available at all times
  • Ensuring your home and the grid are not overloading with multiple charging strains

These all put the power in your hands, being equipped with more information allows you to charge your vehicle via your electric vehicle home charging point with ease.

EV Charging

Mind Over Matter

While smart chargers give you the features you need to make your life easier via technology – electric charging also makes your life simpler and frees up time when it comes to refuelling. Gone are the days where you need to make a trip to fill up or you run the risk of running out of fuel on a journey.

With an electric car, you will be constantly refuelling your car, a small charge at a time. Whether this is at home, at work, in a public car park or at a visitor attraction. Little charges more often is what owning an electric vehicle and keep it charged successfully is about.

Think about it – why waste valuable time and money on a standard refuelling when your car will do this for you as you get on with your day to day life.

We’ve covered this in more detail in our Charging Electric Vehicles post.

When you are charging your electric vehicle at home you have two choices of charging to choose from:

Level One Charging

Straight out the box, use a plug (usually supplied with the vehicle) and plug it into your mains via a standard 3 pin plug.

This is handy as you don’t need to do anything to make it work and you don’t need additional equipment – simply plug in and charge.

However, the downside to your type one charger is that it is inefficient and takes a long time to charge.

EV charging from rear

Level Two Charging

A dedicated charging unit at your home means you can charge your vehicle within a couple of hours, and it is much safer and far more efficient at the same time.

You do need to have a dedicated charging point installed – preferably by an OLEV approved installation team – but this means a much better outcome for you in the long term.

While there is a cost involved in the installation of this type of charge, generous government grants are still available to fund up to the value of £350, meaning what is left for you to pay is minimal in comparison.

The only requirement you have to get a charging point installed is that you have dedicated parking at your property.

Choose Go Electric

At Go Electric we off independent advice as we are not tied to any particular manufacturer and we will always explain which charger is best suited for your own particular job.

We do this because we care about getting the job done right. As a small family tea, we are small enough to care yet we have the capacity to deliver on time and at the right price.

Speak to one of the team. Use the form, call us on 0303 100 4101 or email us today and we’ll be happy to help.