Meet the EO Mini Pro home electric car charger

Designed for the energy-conscious electric car driver, the EO Mini Pro is one of the smallest home charge points available today(1)

Starting price: from £599(2)

What's included

  • EO Mini Pro home charger

  • GoElectric mobile app

  • Standard installation

  • Three year product warranty
  • Eligible for up to £500 OLEV grant(2) off the full price £1099

 

EO Mini Pro features

  • Power rating: 7.2kW

  • Socket type: Universal (compatible with all plug-in vehicles)

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi enabled

  • Dimensions: 175mm x 125mm x 100mm

  • Colour: Available in Black, Silver or White
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK

How much does an electric car charger cost?

The government is incentivising people who want to install an electric car charge point at home with the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS). The scheme offers up to 75% off the total cost of an electric car charger, inclusive of installation and VAT, capped at £500.

So, as an electric car charger costs up to £500 less than it normally would, and with the government making it compulsory for all electric car chargers to be smart, as of 1st July 2019, now is a great time to buy, giving you more control and charging convenience than ever before.

Make your home charger smart with the GoElectric app

GoElectric mobile app screenshots showing electric vehicle home charging

Not only is EO Mini Pro home electric car charger one of the most compact on the market, it’s super smart too.

Use the GoElectric app to automatically charge your car during off-peak hours when electricity is cheaper - simply park up, connect your car to the charger and let the app do the hard work.

Control and keep track of home charging from the palm of your hand. Instantly start and stop charging or tell it to automatically charge your car to get the best out of the GoElectric tariff.

 

 

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Installing electric car charging points

The EO Mini Pro is a dedicated fast charge point for you home with a universal socket and a power rating of 7.2 kW. 

When it comes to installing the EO Mini Pro, we allocate half a day for our chosen installers who are trained in electric vehicle charging technology to get your electric car charger fitted at your home and they’ll leave everything neat and tidy when they’re done. It’s that simple.

You'll also get an electrical certificate of installation that meets the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations.

To help us qualify your installation and ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, please complete the online site survey with as much information as much as possible 

  • Complete the online site survey
  • Look out for an email confirming the final price and OLEV eligibility
  • Pay for your EO Mini Pro electric car home charger online using the link provided
  • Book an appointment from a fully trained engineer
  • Install your new EO Mini Pro electric car home charger

What does home installation include?

  • Fitting of a charging unit on a brick or plaster wall, or to another suitable permanent structure.
  • Up to 10 metres of cable run, neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity main distribution board and the charging unit.
  • Up to 3 metres of plastic conduit to conceal the interior wiring.
  • The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required.

Non-standard installations may incur an additional fee and will be discussed and agreed with you prior to your installation. Charging cables available at an additional cost if required. View full terms and conditions

Charge your electric car at home

Charging an electric car at home is the easiest and most convenient option for most electric vehicle drivers. Electric vehicles (EV's for short), come with a standard three pin charging cable and can be used on any 13 amp home socket. This type of charging is known as "slow charging" and typically refers to overnight charging and includes any electrical socket with a power rating up to 3 kW, meaning a typical 40 kWh battery can charge in 6-12 hours.

If this seems like a long time, do not fear, many homes have the available capacity to install a "fast charger". A fast charge point, like the EO Mini Pro, is a dedicated home charging station or socket, with a typical power rating of 7kW. A typical time to fully charge a 40kWh battery with a 7kW charger, will take around 6 hours, depending on the vehicles on-board charger. Some earlier electric vehicle models are limited to a 3.3 kW charge, however this isn't the case anymore for more modern fully electric cars.

This is what you need to be able to have an electric car home charge point:

 

  • Have dedicated off-street parking
  • Have permission from your landlord if you’re renting
  • Your home is in mainland Great Britain

Electric car home charger FAQs

What is the OLEV grant?

The OLEV grant is a discount from the government, available to all new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) owners, on the total cost of buying and installing electric vehicle charge points. OLEV is an acronym for the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. And the grant available to eligible EV owners is called the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme or “EVHS” for short.

How do I know if I’m eligible for the OLEV grant?

To find out if you’re eligible for the OLEV grant the government has guidance available for customers.

Some key eligibility criteria include:

  • Company or private cars owned or leased on or after 1st October 2016
  • Properties with off-street parking

For more details, refer to the government grants page.

Does the EO Mini Pro Home charge point come with a charging cable?

No, there is no charging cable provided with the EO Mini Pro. This home charger comes with a universal socket which is designed to charge all available electric vehicles. However, charging cables are available separately should you need one. Please talk to a member of our electric vehicle team for more information.

What is the benefit of a home charge point over a regular plug socket?

There are a number of benefits of installing a home charger instead of using a regular three pin plug. A dedicated socket can help you to charge your vehicle faster than a regular 13amp socket. For example, a 3 pin plug can take up to 12 hours to fully charge an electric car, depending on the vehicle. However, a 7kW charger can reduce this time by half.

Next there is the safety aspect. A home charger has a dedicated circuit and talks directly to your vehicle. Once the vehicle is charged, power is no longer drawn from the socket. A 3 pin plug doesn’t have this functionality and therefore is more likely to overheat the socket. The EO Mini Pro is also compliant with the 18th edition IET wiring regulations giving it the highest possible safety rating available.

How long does the home charge point installation process take?

A home charging station installation usually takes anywhere between 2 hours and half a day depending on the complexity of the installation. We allow half a day in order to be sure the installation can be completed.

We do ask customers to complete an online site survey prior to installation. This is needed in order to understand the amount of work required on the day of installation and if any additional works are needed.

What does 7kW mean when talking about a home charger?

The kilowatt (kW) refers to the power rating of a home charge point and is the maximum amount of power that can be drawn from the socket at any one time. 1kW is a measure of electricity and is equal to 1000 watts. A typical household appliance like a dishwasher uses about 1800 watts or 1.8kW.

Is the EO Mini Pro weather proof?

Yes, the EO Mini Pro is waterproof when installed by a certified installer and comes with a 3-year product warranty as standard.

Does the EO Mini Pro come in any other colours?

Bespoke colours are available on request and will come at an additional cost. There may also be a longer delivery lead time, depending on your chosen colour. For more information, please speak to a member of our dedicated EV team.

Can I take the charge point with me if I move home?

Once you have purchased and installed the EO Mini Pro home charger, you are free to do with it as you please. Electrical sockets that are wired into a property are classed as part of the fixtures and fittings and are usually included with any house sale. However, if you wish to remove it and take it with you, then you should ensure you ask a certified OLEV accredited charge point installer to remove the hardware.

Can I fit a home charger myself?

No, if you choose to purchase an EO Mini Pro through EDF, the price is inclusive of installation. The EO Mini Pro comes with a 3-year warranty and in order to ensure this is valid and to qualify for the Office for Low Emission Vehicle (OLEV) grant of up to 75% of the total purchase and installation cost, to a maximum value of £500, the home charger has to be installed by an OLEV approved installer.

All qualified home charger installers, such as EDF's installer Elmtronics, will be on the scheme's list of approved installers.

How long is the warranty on an EO Mini Pro home charge point?

The EO Mini Pro comes with a 3-year warranty as standard.

Can I extend the length of the warranty?

Yes, you can extend the warranty on the EO Mini Pro at any point during the first 3 years to either 4 or 5 years, at a cost of £50 per year. Contact us for more details.

What do I do if I don’t have Wifi at home?

In order to get the most out of your EO Mini Pro and to qualify for the OLEV grant, you have to have a Wifi connection at your property. If major broadband providers don’t supply your area, one alternative is to purchase a SIM router and a 3G or 4G SIM card and this will give you off the shelf WiFi.

Are there any electric car charger installation regulations I need to be aware of?

When it comes to electric car home charge point installation regulations, the main regulations to be aware of are the 18th edition of the IET wiring safety regulations (BS 7671:2018). These safety regulations, which came in to effect from January 2019, provide installers and customers with specific guidance on the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles.

For information on how the EO Mini Pro complies with the 18th edition of the IET wiring safety regulations, please click here

 

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With a selection of charge points and back office management systems available, our specialists can help you find the right charging solution for your business.

Talk to us to find out if your business can claim a government grant towards the cost of installing charge points in the work place.

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