electric vehicle (eV) charger installation

bringing ev charging technology to the modern home

Picture the scene. You’ve just bought your new electric car and you drive it back to your house only to find that you don’t have the necessary technology to charge it.

While this is an unrealistic scenario, choosing the right electric vehicle (EV) charger for your home is incredibly important if you’re planning to join the many thousands who have flocked to purchasing an electric vehicle.

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what is an electric vehicle (ev) charger?

An EV charger is a charging point from which your electric vehicle can charge up its onboard battery.

If you've got an electric vehicle (or looking to purchase one), you need an EV charger for your home.

There are several types of EV chargers available on the market and most are discrete and can be easily installed on the majority of indoor/outdoor building materials. They don't need to be as large and prominent as the EV charging points which you may see at service stations across the UK.

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how does it work?

There are three main types of EV chargers, these are:

Rapid (the fastest type of charger) - Two types - AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current). Rapid AC chargers - rated at 43 kW. Rapid DC chargers - rated at 50+ kW
Fast (the second fastest type of charger) - rated at between 7 - 22 kW
Slow (the slowest charger) - rated at up to 3kW
Rapid DC Fast Slow

Rapid DC

Rapid DC chargers are the fastest on the market and can typically charge a vehicle back to 80% in around 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the vehicle's battery.


Fast chargers typically fully charge an electric vehicle within 3-4 hours; again, this depends on the size of the vehicle.


Slow chargers can take anywhere between 6-12 hours to charge an electric vehicle fully. These chargers are best suited for homes and those people who don't mind leaving their electric vehicle on to charge overnight.

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which one is right for me?

Due to the power requirements and installation cost of some of the more power-hungry EV charger units, it’s uncommon for a home to have a fast or rapid charging point, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have one if you can afford it.

Most electric vehicle owners settle for an EV charging point which sits between 3-7 kW (3-12 hour full vehicle charge time). It means that your electric vehicle can be fully charged if left plugged in over night.

With all our EV charging quotes, we make sure you have the correct information to choose the right EV charger for your usage.

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who is an electric vehicle (ev) charger for?

You’re only going to be interested in an EV charger if you already own an electric vehicle or are in the market for one.

Remember, plug-in hybrids also require an EV to charge their smaller onboard battery. So, if you own a plug-in hybrid vehicle, or are considering purchasing one, you should install an EV charger to your home.

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