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Electric vehicle chargers for use on UK homes

So you have made the choice to switch over to an electric car (or hybrid)? The next step is to look at the choice of home charging options and choosing the right home charger isn’t easy. You will need to consider what you need from a charger.

Does it have to charge really quickly? Does it come with or without a tethered cable? Has it got smart features that you can control from an app?

This guide below will hopefully allow you to make an informed choice about the best way to charge your electric vehicle.

Types of connector for home charging

Type 1 (5 pins) – This is the standard connector on US cars but is rare in the UK. It has no locking mechanism and charges at about 12.5 miles per hour on a 3.7kWh supply, and at about 25 mph on a 7kWh.

Type 2 (7 pins) – By far the most common connector on new cars, this can also handle three pase electrical supply, and has the added security of a locking mechanism (meaning your cables are safe). This charges at about 12.5 miles per hour on a 3.7kWh supply, 25 mph on a 7kWh, and at about 75 mph on a 22kWh three phase supply which may be available at your workplace.

EVA-07S-S Pro Earth by Project EV

A feature rich car charging option that comes with a 5-year warranty. Has a maximum output power of 7.3kWh for charging Type 2vehicles. Built-in earthing. Intelligent power. WiFi/APP/ethernet monitoring.

OZEV approved
Untethered
Smart
Load balancing
Manage remotely
Adjustable power output
Software support
Solar

Rolec Smart EV Charger

Rolec offer a rather popular home charge point which comes with the option of a socket and tethered cable/plug. Optional extras include a key switch, solar rotary switch and different colour variations. Rolec also offer commercial chargers.

OZEV approved
Tethered
Untethered
Smart
Manage remotely

zappi v2 by myenergi

is the only charger that works with your own generated energy. It has a smart hub that enables you to charge your EV with your own generated solar power. Besides the ability to use surplus energy to charge your car for free, it has three charging modes, a backlit LED screen, programmable timing, and a three year warranty.

OZEV approved
Tethered
Untethered
Smart
Solar
Load balancing
Manage remotely
Adjustable power output
Software support

Mini Pro 2 by eo

The smallest charger available, but still still able to output at 7.2 kWh – 32A, which is as powerful as single phase domestic chargers get. Solid and reliable.

OZEV approved
Tethered
Untethered
Smart
Load balancing (ALM)
Manage remotely
Software support

Optional Extras
Solar
Adjustable power output

Pulsar Plus by Wallbox

Wallbox’s smallest charger but able to provide up to 22kW on 3-phase for charging. Compatible with all Type 1 and 2 EVs. Available in white or black.

OZEV approved
Tethered
Smart
Manage remotely
Adjustable power output
Software support

Optional Extras
Load balancing

Pod Point

Can charge at rates of 3.7 kW up to 22 kW, and is compatible with all plug-in electric vehicles. Pod point comes with a 3 year warranty for home chargers, and has over 40,000 trusted customers.

OZEV approved
Tethered
Untethered
Smart
Manage remotely

Optional Extras
Load balancing

Ohme Fixed Wall Charger

Offers type 1 and type 2 vehicle connector options, with 32A (7kW) charging rate. The unit is small, neat and compact, and you can set charge schedules and receive notifications from energy suppliers when prices drop.

OZEV approved
Tethered
Smart
Manage remotely
Adjustable power output
Software support

Wall Connector by Tesla

If it has to be Tesla then their wall charger will charge your battery from zero to 80 percent plus in eight hours. Be advised, though that this unit is not OZEV approved, and won’t therefore attract a grant, making it expensive compared to many.

Tethered
Smart
Load balancing
Manage remotely
Adjustable power output