ABOUT ev chargING
SELECTING THE RIGHT UNIT
Although there are several ways of charging electric vehicles, the only way compliant with current regulations is what is known as Mode 3.
This involves the vehicle being charged via a dedicated EV standard socket or tethered cable. The charging unit incorporates a control and protection function essential to comply with electrical regulations.
The EV connector required varies depending on the specific make and model of the vehicle but there are two main types, Type 1 (a five-pin connector) and Type 2 (a seven-pin connector).
If you aren’t sure of the connector you will require, we can verify this with you prior to installation. The seller/dealer you are purchasing your vehicle from should be able to provide you with this information.
The speeds at which your vehicle will charge is dependant on which unit you decide to install. Below is a chart showing typical charge times for various units.
Typically, in a domestic installation the choice would be between the 16A and 32A single phase units.
Our standard installation includes the following:
- Up to 10m of surface mounted cabling from consumer unit to charging unit.
- A new earth rod (if required).
- A three year warranty on all installations.
- Installation by a company accredited to the NICEIC, with engineers qualified to 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.
- Electrical Certification
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It’s possible to install a chargepoint under nearly all circumstances but to qualify for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the following must apply:
- The electric vehicle (EV) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) must qualify for the scheme and have been bought after 1st October 2016.
- You must have off street parking
- Your chosen installer must be OLEV approved (no issue here, EV Chargepoint are approved installers).
If you are unsure if you qualify for the 75% discount under the EVHS grant scheme, click on the link to the government website below.
Due to the way in which most buildings in the UK are supplied with their earthing arrangements, it is normally necessary for us to install an additional earth pit and rod to comply with electrical regulations. This is included within the costs quoted on our website.
If you have additional requirements (i.e. running cables via alternative routes or underground) on top of the EV Chargepoint installation, we’d be happy to provide you with a written quotation ‘Contact Us’ here. If you would like to see a full list of our terms and conditions please click ‘here’.