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How much does it cost to install an electric car charging station at home?

6 Answers

Answered by Electri-Call-Us

3rd August 2020

Electri-Call-Us answered the question "How much does it cost to install an electric car charging station at home?"

The cost can vary depending on charger used, location of charger, location of car when on charge, proximity to exposed earthed metal work, electric supply type. Any work involving a new circuit or modification to a circuit requires it to comply to BS7671 18th edition, also the type of RCD required can be different from manufacturer to manufacturer. Tesla required a type B RCD, others are type A or F instead of the usual type AC found in most boards other than new boards fitted within last 6 months. If you have to use a safety isolating transformer then the cost goes up again.

Answered by Electrical & Safety Compliance Solutions

31st March 2020

Electrical & Safety Compliance Solutions answered the question "How much does it cost to install an electric car charging station at home?"

The price of an EVCharger is highly variable depending on the specification and features you require. Typically you will be looking at prices starting from around £600 as a basic installation. If you require a better specification of charger or require enabling works of your existing electrical installation to safely support an EVCharger this will reflect in a higher installation cost. A grant can be obtained from OLEV by the installer, be aware the value of this has been reduced from £500 to £350 and requires a smart charger to obtain and share data back to OLEV. Smart chargers have a higher material cost so will likely cost more even after any grant discount is applied, however you will get a far superior and more advanced charger offering greater efficiencies, functionality and increased running cost savings.

Answered by Keynston Services

6th March 2020

Keynston Services answered the question "How much does it cost to install an electric car charging station at home?"

The total cost can be reduced by up to £500 if you have an OLEV approved SMART charger installed, with the work done by an OLEV approved installer (approved to install your specific device) who claims back the OLEV grant and reduces your invoice by the grant. OLEV do not pay grants to the end user, to ensure that approved installers complete the necessary but tedious papereork. Grants are paid to installers 2-3 months in arrears and the electrician bears the purchase costs for that petiod. The costs will comprise (for a domstic install): The cost of the charger you choose (or are offered by your car sales team or electrician). These vary from around £400 to over £1000. The cost of armoured cable from your consumer unit to your charger point and data cable or wireless connections to your home internet hub and possible your meter box. The cost of changes to or upgrades to your consumer unit, as part of adding a new circuit to your installation. The cost of inspection, testing and certification on completion of installation. Installing a new circuit is a notifiable event under Building Regulations (Part P): a registered electrician who installs the charger will notify the Local Authority Building Inspectors (cheaper than submitting a planning notice application yourself). Overall, budget for £800 to £1000 unless you opt for a more expensive unit and then look to reduce the cost by upto £500 grant. But if your property has any unusual electrical challenges, distances to cover or old consumer unit lacking expansion slots, the work required may increase.

Answered by Lundie Electrical Ltd

29th February 2020

Lundie Electrical Ltd answered the question "How much does it cost to install an electric car charging station at home?"

If not utilising the OLEV grant, you should allow for £800/1000 for a basic charging point installation. Something like a standard Rolec point for example. You can spend upwards of £1000 just on the charger itself, depending on your chosen brand/model. There are a lot of variables that will affect the overall cost, such as cable length, method of install etc...

Answered by Ivor Standen Electricians Ltd

25th October 2019

Ivor Standen Electricians Ltd answered the question "How much does it cost to install an electric car charging station at home?"

This is dependant on a number of important factors, firstly the car, and how quick it can charge will depend on the supply/cable and type of charger. The fastest chargers can fully charge a car in under an hour, but these are not cheap. Allow around £1k for a basic installation with parts.

Answered by Hodgson Electrical

8th July 2019

Hodgson Electrical answered the question "How much does it cost to install an electric car charging station at home?"

The cost can vary a lot from job to job. You are looking at a full days labour and plus materials so should expect to be paying £500 upwards depending on location. If you get a car charging station installed by a registered company they can claim a grant back from the government for funding so it is always worth finding an electrician who can do this for you.

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