Electric car home charger installation
Get a fast and reliable 7kW EV smart home charger fully installed from £999 by Pod Point, a member of the EDF family.
Pod Point Solo 3 - 7kW electric car home charger installation - from £999
Choose from two models:
Compatible with all plug-in electric cars. Perfect if you have cars with different connector types. Portable cable is sold separately.
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
- 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
- Are you a new Pod Point customer? Get access to our Pod Point EV Exclusive tariff once you’ve placed your order
View the Solo 3 technical specifications (PDF 656KB).
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
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.
Your EV home charging questions answered
How much does an electric car home charging point installation cost?
A 7kW Pod Point Solo 3 smart charger costs from £999 to install. In some cases, the price of the Pod Point Solo 3 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 OZEV Grant, also known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) ended on 31st March 2022 and can’t be claimed for installs completed after this date.
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 is essentially a dedicated charging station with no cable. These are universal as they can charge any electric car with a fast charging cable.
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 charge an electric car with a 60kWh battery fully.
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. Some homes with a three-phase (AC) supply can use a more powerful charger of 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.
Electric vehicle solutions for business
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.
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