Electric car home charger installation

Get a fast and reliable 7kW EV smart home charger fully installed from £549(1) by Pod Point, a new member of the EDF family.

Covid-19 update

Pod Point continues to install home charge points. Once you order your charger, they'll complete a remote risk assessment. During this assessment, they'll identify the installation as either low or high risk. This will depend on the risk of Covid-19 transmission during the installation process. If you're identified as a low risk your installation will go ahead. If your assessment results come back that you fall into the high-risk category the installation will be paused for now.

Pod Point Solo 3 - 7kW electric car home charger installation - from £549(1)

Choose from two models:

Universal Socket

Compatible with all plug-in electric cars. Perfect if you have cars with different connector types. Portable cable is sold separately.

Tethered

Comes with a permanently attached charging cable that wraps around the Pod Point Solo 3, so it's quick and easy to use (Type 1, 4.8m or Type 2, 7.5m) - excludes dust caps

Pod Point's Solo 3 features and ratings

  • Available in either 3.6kW, 7kW or 22kW speeds
  • Features Wi-Fi & App connectivity, Charge Scheduling and Auto Power Balancing
  • Use an EDF GoElectric tariff and schedule charging when it’s cheapest for you
  • Connect the Solo 3 with the Pod Point App and see your home charging activity and track costs from your smartphone
  • Get a 3-year warranty as standard with a 5-year warranty available
  • Compact, weatherproof unit that mounts to a wall
  • Size: 330mm high, 290mm wide, and 112mm (167mm socketed) deep

    View the Solo 3 technical specifications (PDF 656KB).

It's quick and easy to order a new Pod Point EV charging point for your home.

Pod Point App and the Pod Point Network

To get the most out of your electric car experience, you can use your Pod Point Solo 3 with the Pod Point App and the Pod Point Network.

With the Pod Point App, you can track costs and energy usage at home, use charging bays across the Pod Point Network and access your company's chargers too. Find out more and get the Pod Point App.

With the Pod Point Network, you can start charging instantly with no subscription fees at more than 5,200 bays on the public EV charging network. Discover the Pod Point Network.

Pod Point is part of our EDF family

Pod Point joined us in 2020. As the leading UK home charging provider, Pod Point offers chargers for home and business, and access to more than 5,200 charging bays across the UK.

Our joint goal is to put an electric vehicle charge point everywhere you need to park.

Your guide to electric car home charger installation

Pod Point Solo 3 being used with a mobile

How do I know if I can get a home car charging point installed?

To have a home charge point installed for your car you need to have:

  • Dedicated off-street parking,
  • Wi-Fi connection at your property or a SIM router with a 3G or 4G SIM (for Pod Point home chargers),
  • Permission from your landlord (if you’re renting),
  • Home in mainland Great Britain.
Pod Point Solo 3 on wooden wall

What's included in home installation?

  • Fitting of your home charger on a brick or plaster wall, or to another suitable permanent structure.
  • Up to 15 metres of cable, neatly clipped to the wall. It will run between your electricity supply meter, main distribution board and your home charger.
  • An electrical certificate to show your installation meets the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations – the UK standard.

Read the full list of what's included in a standard installation and what happens if extra work is needed.

Your EV home charging questions answered

Pod Point Solo 3 being plugged in by girl

How much does an electric car home charging point installation cost?

A 7kW Pod Point Solo Smart Charger costs from £549(1) to install. In some cases, the price of the Pod Point Solo smart charger may be less than this, due to subsidised pricing agreed with vehicle manufacturers.
 

Are there any government grants for EV charging points?

The OLEV Grant, also known as Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) can reduce the cost of your home charger by up to £350. If you're eligible, you'll be able to claim it when you buy the Pod Point charger. Find out about the grant for home chargers.

 

What's the difference between a tethered and a socketed charge point?

Tethered charge points have a long cable and are available with either a Type 1 or Type 2 connector. Most new EVs come with a Type 2 connector, but it's always worth checking before getting a tethered charge point. A socketed charge point has no cable and is essentially a dedicated charging station. These are universal as they can charge any electric car with a fast charging cable.

Pod Point Solo 3 on brick wall

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

This depends on the size of your car battery and the speed of the charging point. With a 7kW charging point it takes just under 8 hours to fully charge an electric car with 60kWh battery.
 

What do 3.6kW, 7kW and 22kW mean when talking about car home chargers?

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. A 7kW home charger will charge your car three times faster than a three-pin plug.

 

What power rating should I use for my home socket?

In the UK 3-7 kW chargers are the most popular and are widely recommended. Some homes have a single-phase (AC) electricity supply and can support the additional 7 kW load. There are some homes with three-phase (AC) supply that can use a more powerful charger up to 22 kW.  You always need to check with the installer that your fuse board has enough spare capacity to support the additional load of a home charging station.

Ready to charge your electric car at home?

Electric vehicle solutions for business

Woman charging BMW i3 in street

Thinking of installing chargers for your business?

You can attract an ever growing number of EV drivers as customers by offering charging points.

Our trusted partner Pod Point provides a variety or chargers to suit any business, with a range of features and speeds.
 

Learn more about electric cars and home chargers

Solo 3 socketed charger with green light

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