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Buying your EV home charge point: A step by step guide

Buying an EV home charge point can seem daunting because there are so many options, but it doesn’t need to be. Here is a step by step guide to what you need to do to buy and install a home charge point for your electric vehicle.

 

Step 1: Research

Features

Consider the features which are important to you in an electric vehicle home charging point. Do you want it to look good on the side of your house? Do you want smart functionality so you can keep track of your charging costs and time? Do you want a wall-mounted or free-standing device, and which power type will you need? Read more here on what power type you will need.

Installation

Once you have decided which home charge point you would like, check the cost of the installation here. This is usually added on top of the device price.

Grants

If you live in the UK or Ireland, you may qualify for certain government grants, which are known as OLEV, EST, and SEAI.

 

Step 2: Select your chosen home charge point

If you are receiving the OLEV grant, you will need to time installation so your EV home charge point is installed a maximum of four months before your electric vehicle is delivered.

Will you need standard or non-standard installation? This will affect installation time and cost. Check to see if you qualify for standard installation.

 

Step 3: Book installation

Currently, you can book installation through Andersen and through our accredited local installers. These options carry different costs.Step 4: Apply for a Government Grant

 

Step 4: Apply for a Government grant

Once you have booked installation of your EV home charge point, you can apply for your OLEV grant if you are in the UK, plus the EST grant if you live in Scotland or the SEAI grant if you are in Ireland.

If you buy an Andersen home charge point, we will apply for OLEV on your behalf; we will send you a form to complete and we will do the rest.

 

Step 5: Enjoy your new EV home charge point!