Electric Vehicle Charge Point Installation in Peterborough Cambridgeshire
Active Electrics are Professional installers of all brands of EV Charge points within the areas Peterborough, Oundle, Milton Keynes & the East of England.
The popularity of electric vehicles means Active Electrics have been installing more EV charge points every week.
We have the experience to advise you on all aspects of EV charge points & the professional equipment required to make installing your EV charger efficient, affordable & safe.
We are happy to discuss any requirements you may have, simply give us a call on: 07544 722761; or click the button below.
How Much does Installation Cost?
Our fee for installing an EV Charge point starts from £199.00, including testing. The cost of your installation will vary depending on the age & location of your current fuse board and the location of the external charger. On average Active Electric customers pay £300.00 for their installation.
Depending on the EV Chargepoint you choose, Your installation could cost as little as £749.00.
EV Charge Point Grant
Unfortunately EV charge point grants from the government are no longer available, having ending the £350 support in April 2022.
Landlords may still be able to secure grants and help with installation costs of EV chargers for their rental properties.
How Long Does Installation Take
Due to our experience installing many EV charge points around Cambridgeshire, Active Electrics are very efficient at completing your installation with minimal disruption. Our average install duration is half a day, however some jobs can of course require more time.
Whilst extremely rare, it is possible that installation may require a second days work to complete if your homes electrics require extra maintenance.
For us to swiftly install your new EV charge point you will need a spare slot in your fuse board or a separate unit to be installed next to your existing.
An isolator will need to be installed inside and the cable run to your suitable installation location. You will require space, on your property, for your vehicle to park within range of the charge cable.
Please remember running a cable to your vehicle across any public space could be forbidden by local councils & would leave you liable should anyone trip or injure themselves on it.
The Three Types Of Charging Ev Vehicles
There are 3 levels of chargers for Electric vehicles.
220 volt AC 3 pin plug, known as Trickle Charging. This is the slowest method of charging your vehicle.
A Specially installed AC EV Charge point. This type is widely installed around the uk.
A Fast / UltraFast Charging DC Charge point. Usually found in fuel stations and commercial installs. The fastest to charge at an average of 12 miles charge per minute.
Active Electrics can install both Level 2 & Level 3 chargers, where appropriate. DC fast charging requires 440v so cannot be installed at a residential property;
7KW or 3KW - Choosing Power Type (level 2)
Choosing the type of charger you need usually depends on 3 factors: your budget, your car & future plans.
Your car will have a maximum charge wattage rating. This is the maximum amount of power your car can draw in whilst charging. The most common EV chargepoint ratings are 7 Kilowatts & 3 Kilowatts.
If your vehicle is only capable of drawing 3kw then installing a more expensive 7kw charger would only be suitable if you plan on upgrading your vehicle in the near future;
The difference between a 3kw & 7kw Ev charger is roughly about 6 hours. Most 3kwh vehicles will take close to 13 hours to reach a full charge & 7kwh taking about half of that at 6 hours.
Choosing A Brand of Charger
Choosing which brand of EV charger to insall also depends on your electric vehicle & budget. Naturally the lower priced EV chargers and brands are usually 3kw chargers meaning they take longer to charge your vehicle. Some EVs require certain models or brands of chargers to be installed to keep the car under warranty, please check your manual for any hidden T&Cs.
Top Charger has a great article on choosing a home point charger: How to choose a charger guide
Is It Really Worth It?
Is it really worth the hassle and cost of installing a personal EV Charge point on your driveway? well, YES, We believe it is definitely a cost effective device to install at your home.
Many energy suppliers are offering special EV charging tarrifs that could mean your electric vehicle is charged for as little as 5 pence per kilowatt hour. This means a full charge on a 7KWh charger could cost under £2.00 gbp. The average cost per kwh at public stations is around 30p, 6x the cost of home charging.
Can I Install An EV Charge Point Myself?
No, you must be an electrician to install an ev charger. Ev chargepoint installation is notifiable work & any installer must be part p registered;
Don't risk it Call Active Electrics today. 07544 722761