Everything you need to know about charging your EV at home

Elisha Keep | 04/04/2022

How to charge an EV at home is one of the questions we get asked most regularly. So, we've broken down how it works, how much it costs, the installation process and the main differences between charging at home and on the road.

At a Glance

What is the cost of home charging? How long will it take?

Find out everything you need to know about home charging here

More and more people are switching to electric vehicles every day. As the industry continues to transform, you may have questions about switching.

"How can I charge my EV at home?" is one of the questions we get asked most regularly. Home charging has made significant progress in recent years. At Egg, we’re leading the way in making home charging accessible. 

Here we break down how it works, how much it costs, the installation process and the main differences between charging at home and on the road. 

How long will it take?

The charge time of your EV all depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point. 

Our EV charger has an output of 7.2kW. This will usually fully charge a standard EV in roughly six and a half hours. Perfect for while you’re tucked up in bed at night.

All our chargers go through rigorous testing to ensure that they’ll never let you down. Reliability is key, and our chargers function even in the most adverse weather conditions (we’re looking at you Eunice and Dudley). 

What about charging on the go?

You’re more likely to be top-up charging at supporting locations when you're on the road. 

What do we mean by top-up charging? 

This means plugging in to charge your EV when your car is parked to boost the battery. This might be at a charging point at work, or when you’re getting stuck into a workout at your local gym.

Most public charge points are rated at 7kW or 22kW; this makes them ideal for top-up charging when you’re on the go.  

ZapMap is a brilliant, easy-to-use tool for finding charge points near you. The app works all over the UK. You’ll always know where to find a charging point when you’re on the go with ZapMap. 

How to get started 

Getting set up with a top-notch EV home charging setup is made easy with Egg. We make the process as simple as possible. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be up and running.

1. Checking your eligibility 

Answer a few quick questions like the placement of your electric meter and whether you have access to off-street parking. This will help us understand where you would like your electric car charger installed and what kind of installation you’ll need.

2. Pick your installation date 

What day do you want your electric car charger installed? Choose a date to suit you and your preference of time of day, from 1 week to 12 months in advance. It’s as easy as that.

3. Setting up your payment plan:

Just a few more quick details and then you’re all set up! But don’t worry, your first payment won’t be taken until after your charger is installed.

Our friendly experts will be on hand to help you learn how to use your new EV charger. They’ll also show you around our handy app and will be able to answer any questions you may have. 

What’s the cost?  

At Egg, our mission is to make EV home charging accessible to all. Who doesn’t want to do their bit in the fight for cleaner energy? 

The cost of installing a charging point at home can decide whether or not to switch to an EV. That’s why (in most cases) we don’t charge any upfront costs, making it easier to get started with at-home charging. 

With fuel costs rising, there’s never been a better time to switch to an electric vehicle. Our Egg EV Charger Plan gives you the best quality home charging set-up without breaking the bank, simply by spreading the cost over 3 years. 

For just £27.50 per month, you’ll get everything you need to start charging your EV at home. 

Check out our charging page for more details.

The best charger on the market

Choosing our best-in-class home charger opens up a world of home charging possibilities. 

Our premium chargers are made to the highest quality standards. They’ve then been tried and tested to ensure they never let you down. 

We’re all about making life easier. Our chargers work with all electric vehicles. No matter which EV you’ve got, we’ve got you covered. 

Key features of home charging: 

  • Inbuilt safety features 

  • Weather protected 

  • Automatic updates

  • An app specifically designed to help you manage your charger 

  • Smart charging schedules

You can find out more on our getting to know your charger blog. Setting you up for a smooth journey. 

Maintenance, repair and replacement 

We mean it when we say our chargers won’t let you down. They’re built to last and we put our equipment through thorough testing to ensure they’re reliable. 

But hey, we can’t predict the future. With the best will in the world, we all know technology can go wrong. 

Don’t worry. We’ll have you back up and running in no time. 

With our service subscription, Egg Plus, you're covered. For just £3 a month (included in your £27.50 monthly payment), you can enjoy hassle-free home charging. If you ever experience an issue, we’ll either repair or replace your EV charger – whatever it takes to get you back up and running.

The best part? We don't need to say goodbye once your contract has finished like usual 3-year warranties. You can continue your £3 a month to still be covered by our repair-or-replace promise. That's customer support you can rely on.

Simple, convenient at-home charging is here, and it’s here to stay. Our job is to make it easy and hassle-free. Get started with at-home charging in no time. 

Organise your at-home installation day now and join the EV revolution. Whether you’re looking for more information or if you have a question about our installations, we’d love to hear from you. 

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© 2022 Egg - All Rights Reserved; A Liberty Global plc company. Registered address: Griffin House, 161 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, W6 8BS. Company number: 07477370; VAT number: GB109695779. In relation to consumer credit, Phoenix Renewables Ltd, trading as Egg and The Phoenix Works, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference 965996)