Electric Car Charging Point Installation in Shrewsbury & Shropshire

Do you drive an electric car and are looking charge your vehicle from home? Do you run an office or commercial premises which requires electric car charging point installation?

There are grants now available for those living in Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Whitchurch, Oswestry and throughout Shropshire. Read on to learn about grants of up to £350 to install and EV charging point at home and up to £12,000 grants for installing electric car charging points at your business.

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We understand that electric cars are new technology, so for many making a choice to install the best electric car charging point take some consideration. So to help you better understand your options, we’ve created this guide to electric car charging points and what’s involved during the installation process.


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Electric Car Charging Grant

£350 towards your OLEV purchase and installation

Can I get the OLEV Grant?

There are five main requirements you must fulfil to be eligible for the OLEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. These are:

  • You must have purchased an OLEV-eligible electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle. See if your vehicle is listed here.
  • You must have private, off-street parking where a charging cable will not cross a pedestrian pavement.
  • The charger must be OLEV-approved. All our chargers are approved (except for the Tesla Wall Connector), but you can check the full list of OLEV-eligible chargers here.
  • You need to use an OLEV-approved installer such as Smart Home Charge (trading under Response EPR).

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OLEV Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

Grants for businesses installing electric car chargers

Businesses looking to install electric car charging points could be eligible for up to a £14,000 grant.

All businesses from SMEs to multinational corporations could be eligible for £350 per socket at their workplace car park, up to a maximum of 40 at each location. However you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have sufficient off street parking.

  • Your fleet does not require currently require electric cars, but you are looking to the future.

  • An approved workplace charging point installer must install your charger.

The government workplace electric car charging point installation grant is a voucher based system, follow the steps below to claim:

  • Complete an online application form.

  • You will receive an e-voucher if successful.

  • The voucher code is valid for 120 days from the date of issue.

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Learn more about electric car charging

Electric cars are a relatively new thing and for those who need more information before applying for electric vehicle grants, we’ve created this handy guide.

How to Charge

an Electric Car

How to Charge an Electric Car at Home

Charging an electric car at home requires the installation of an electric charging point. You can charge your car using a standard three pin plug for occasional charging.

The reason why drivers of electric vehicles choose a home charging point is because of the following features:

  • A home charging point is weatherproof.
  • An electric car charger is faster than plugging directly into the mains.

What’s the Cost of Installing an Electric Car Charger?

Electric car charging point installation costs just under £500 with the government OLEV grant.

One your charging point is installed you only pay for the electricity you use to charge your car.

Why it makes sense to install an electric car charging point at homes is to take advantage of smart charging using the Economy 7 tariffs which run at 8p per kWh v 14p per kWh on the UK daytime electricity rate.

Electric Car Chargers

What’s the Cost?

Electric Car Charging

Speed

How Fast you can Charge an Electric Car at Home?

A home charging point for your electric vehicle charges at 3.7kW or 7kW which is about 15-30 miles per hour charged, that’s compared to charging an electric car using a 3 pin plug which provides up to 8 miles per hour charged (2.3kW). You can get charge points that go up to 22kW but these require 3-phase power not commonly available at domestic properties.

Charging speed for electric cars is measured in kilowatts (kW).

However charging speed is limited by your vehicle. Even so, smart electric car charging points limit the charging rate so installing a 7kW charger will not damage your battery.

Installing an Electric Charge Point at Home

Electric car charging points need to be installed by a registered electrician, here’s what’s involved:

  • Mounting the electric vehicle charge point onto a solid exterior wall or garage, near to where you park your car.
  • Installing a EV charger takes around three hours, but can take longer depending on how complex the process.
  • You can book an installation with us or just get in touch to discuss electric car charging point options.

Electric Charge Points

Installation Process

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Other electrical

services

Shrewsbury Electricians we offer a wide range of support for our domestic and commercial clients in Shrewsbury and Shropshire:

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The team carried out various electrical works at our property all to high standard. We will be definitely using Shrewsbury Electricians again.

David Mitchell

Shrewsbury Electricians carried out a test and inspection at my rental property, they arrived on time and were very friendly. I received the certificate the following day.

Chad Wallace

Very pleased with the job. All completed to a high standard. Professional workmen, both reliable and friendly. I would highly recommend Shrewsbury Electricians.

Perry Gregg

Who to talk to about installing an electric car charging point at home?

While many big electrical companies are now offering to install electric car charging points, it doesn’t guarantee you the best electrician to do the job. Here’s what to look for when choosing a reliable electrician.

Choosing an electrician to install an electric car charging point

Key things to consider

  • – Public Liability (minimum £2 million)
  • – Professional indemnity (minimum £2 million)
  • – Registered electrician, approved by the Government Part P scheme
  • – Qualified to BS 7671:2008 – 17th Edition
  • – Ask for a written quote including full details of work

  • – Request a reference

  • – Check the quote validity period and if the price includes VAT

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Electricians Shrewsbury – What to Expect

Qualified

BS 7671:2018 – 18th Edition

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Transparent

All documentation available online

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Insured

£2 million public liability

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