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3 May

What is the Cost of an Electric Car Charger at Home?

by Simon Thompson

Whether you are looking to buy an electric vehicle or already have one, considering electric car charger home cost UK is going to be important.

Some people may prefer to use their electric vehicle for a while before they go down the route of installing an electric car charger at their home address while others will want it installed before they even have the car delivered. Whichever of these types of people you are, it is important to realise that being able to charge your electric car at home is going to be critical, as more than 90% of EV car owners charge their car at home.

If you are thinking about having an electric car charger installed but are worried about electric vehicle charging cost UK then read on to find out more about how it doesn’t need to be expensive and it really isn’t that complicated either.

How much does an electric car charger for the home cost?

A recent report by the RAC revealed that the average cost for a home charging point for an electric car is £800 – however, this can be significantly increased or decreased depending on the type of charger that you go for. If this seems like a lot of money don’t panic too much, as the UK Government is currently offering a grant of up to 75% or £350 as a maximum, towards the cost of new charge points.

So, technically, you could end up paying as little as £100 to have a home charging point installed, with the average cost being somewhere around £450. If you think about the savings you will make in terms of fuel over the coming months though, you will soon recoup that cost.

How much power will a home electric car charger use?

You may be interested to learn that the power used by electric cars is measured in kilowatts, which is the same measurement we use for electricity. Electric car batteries vary in capacity but can range from as little as 17 kWh (for something like the Smart ForTwo EQ) right up to 100 kWh (for something like the Tesla Model S).

To work out how much power you will need to fully charge your electric car, you should divide the battery capacity by the speed of charging. To work out the cost of a full charge, just multiply your battery capacity by the amount you pay for electricity. You can also talk to us about the possibility of swapping to an energy tariff that is aimed at electric car drivers, which can cost as little as 5p per kilowatt during off-peak hours.

If you are interested in finding out more about electric vehicle charging UK then please get in touch with the D-ENERGi team as we can not only help you with electric vehicle charging but also make sure your energy tariff is the lowest it can be too.