Update on COVID-19

Pod Point is installing home chargers. Once you order your charger, they’ll complete a remote risk assessment. If your installation is in the lower risk group they’ll install your charger. If your installation is in the higher risk group they’ll get in touch to let you know when your installation can take place.

Already have an electric car? Then you can still sign up to our 100% renewable EV tariff.

Pod Point Solo electric car home charger is built to last - from £449(1)

Choose from two models:

Universal charger is round and has no cable.Universal charger is round and has no cable.

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, so it's quick and easy to use (Type 1, 4.8m or Type 2, 7.5m)

Pod Point Solo specification, features and ratings

  • Compact, weatherproof unit that mounts to a wall,
  • Choose from a Universal Socketed or Tethered model - with a charging cable attached (Type 1, 4.8m or Type 2, 7.5m),
  • Power rating: 3.6kW, 7kW or 22kW models available,
  • Connectivity: Over the air updates and customer support via Wi-Fi,
  • Size: 360mm wide and 150mm deep,
  • Warranty: three years with a five year extended warranty also available,
  • Colour: Black and grey with an anti-graffiti finish,
  • Auto Power Balancing to charge your electric vehicle in harmony with your home,
  • Use with the Pod Point App to track costs, energy usage and access over 3,000 charging bays in UK.

    View the full Pod Point Solo technical specification (PDF 557KB).

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 charger 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 3,000 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 3,000 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

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.

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

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How much does electric car home charging point installation cost?

A Pod Point home car charger costs from £449(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.

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.

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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

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With over 30,000 charge points across the UK it's now easier than ever to charge your electric car. Find out where, when and how to charge your car.

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Find out what an electric car costs to buy and charge – upfront and over a lifetime. If you have a particular car in mind, we'll help you work out how much it'll cost to run.

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