Installing your electric vehicle charger at home
Elisha Keep | 24/06/2022
You may have some question marks over the costs of installing and running a home charger. Lucky for you, we know a thing or two about home charging. Our handy guide will take you through what’s involved.
At a Glance
As fuel costs continue to rise, there’s never been a better time to switch.
From cost to charge time to installation day, we're here to answer all of your EV install questions.
Installing an EV charger in your home is the cheapest and most convenient way to charge an electric vehicle.
It’s a cost-effective way to power your car and can save you a lot of money in the long run. If you’re taking the plunge and moving from a traditional vehicle to an EV, you’re bound to have some questions. For a lot of you, you may have some question marks over the costs of installing and running a home charger. Lucky for you, we know a thing or two about home charging.
Our handy guide will take you through what’s involved.
It’s all about convenience
With fuel prices rising, there’s never been a better time to ditch the petrol station and switch to an electric vehicle.
Rising costs aside, who could forget the fuel shortage in September 2021? Queues outside garages stretched for as far as the eye could see. Who has time for that?
Using your home EV charger, you can juice up your car without leaving the house. Your downtime becomes your car’s charging time. That’s the kind of convenience we can get on board with.
Egg’s EV charger comes with a simple, easy-to-use app. Set up smart charging schedules to suit your lifestyle. Save money by using your charger when energy is cheaper and greener.
You need a reliable set-up
When charging your electric vehicle at home, you need a charger that keeps you on the move. Our premium charger has been through rigorous testing to ensure it’ll never let you down.
In the unlikely event that anything does go wrong, you can rely on our repair-or-replace promise to get you back up and running in no time.
Our charger is one of the best on the market. It’s designed to make charging your electric vehicle at home easy and hassle-free.
Getting ready for installation day
Getting set up for installation couldn’t be easier. You’ll be ready for our experts to get you up and running in just a few simple steps.
We first need to ask you a few quick questions to check your eligibility for standard installation.
The best part? The cost of your charger and its standard installation can be spread across 3 years from £24.50 monthly payments with 0% APR (subject to credit check). And even better? Most of our customers are eligible for our standard installation. Winner! To qualify for our standard installation, all you need is off-street parking that’s within 10m of an electricity meter. Otherwise, you'll need our custom installation which takes longer and will have an additional cost.
You’ll then choose an installation day that works for you, with your preference of time of day, from 2 weeks to 3 months in advance. Then we’ll get your direct debit set up. But don’t worry, your first payment won’t be taken until after your charger is installed.
Why use a pay monthly plan?
Let’s face it. Money makes the world go round. And the average cost of installing an at-home charge point is around £700-£1,000.
At Egg, we understand that one of the main barriers to switching to an EV is these high initial costs. There’s also the worry about paying for costly repairs if things go wrong.
You don’t have to worry about pricey services with our EV Charger Plan. You know exactly what you’re paying for (your charger, installation and service) on a monthly basis. It's no different to your phone contract – it’s just to charge your car instead.
As long as you’re signed up to our Charger Plan, you’re covered by our repair-or-replace promise in our £3/month service subscription, Egg Plus. If there’s ever an issue we can’t fix, we’ll replace your equipment to get you back up and running in no time - at no extra cost. Even after your 3-year contract finishes, we don't have to say goodbye. For just £3 a month, you'll still be covered by Egg Plus.
How much does it cost?
We’ll set you up with everything you need to start charging your EV at home from just £24.50 per month (subject to credit check) or £882 upfront. This covers the cost of your quality home EV charger and its installation, along with an additional £3/month subscription to our repair-or-replace promise, Egg Plus.
At Egg, we work hard to make EV at-home charging available to all. We provide you with the best equipment for an affordable monthly fee. Cracking clean energy should be for everyone. Learn more about our EV Charger Plan.
What about charge time?
The charge time of your EV will depend on the size of the car’s battery and the speed of the particular charging station. For example, rapid charge points (often found at service stations for example) can charge some EVs in as little as 45 minutes.
Our premium EV charger has an output of 7.2kW. The average EV will go from empty to full charge in around six and a half hours, perfect for overnight charging.
Will I need a unique charger for my car?
The brilliant thing about our devices is that they’re compatible with every EV that’s currently on the market. You don’t have to worry about having a vehicle-specific charger.
On installation day, our friendly team will be there to guide you through setting up your charger and our handy smart app. You’ll be on the go before you know it.
There are savings to be made
Not only will you be avoiding upfront costs when you use our EV charger, but you’ll also save money when you use our innovative app.
Set scheduled charging times to a time that suits you. Monitor charging session insights which will show you the best time to charge your EV.
It’s usually cheaper to charge your EV overnight. Take advantage of off-peak energy prices and give your EV a boost of energy at cheaper rates.
There you have it. Now you know how easy it is to get set up with an EV charger at home. As fuel costs continue to rise, there’s never been a better time to switch.
We’re here to make sure you get the best out of your EV. Experience the freedom of having a charging point at home.
We’re on hand to answer any questions you may have on getting started. Get cracking with a cleaner and greener way to travel, get in touch with us today.
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