Charging your EV at home is simple and all you need is a home charging unit. These durable chargers can easily be installed inside a garage, or on your driveway, and will connect to your mains power supply. Once plugged in, your car will start charging immediately.
With a home charging unit installed, you can charge your car in just a few hours and many vehicles have a compatible smartphone app so that you can keep an eye on your charge level from just about anywhere.
To help private plug-in vehicle owners offset some of the upfront cost of the purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit, the Government is running the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS).
You are eligible to access the EVHS if:
- You are a homeowner who lives in a flat
- You live in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)
From April 2022, the EVHS will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing.
For full details see the Government pages here, or speak to your EV point provider who will be able to bring you fully up to speed with the process and amount of grant that can be claimed.