How to install an ev charger at home uk

Indeed, installing a home EV charger isn’t as simple as plugging it into your nearest outlet and calling it a day. An EV home charger is an advanced piece of hardware designed to deliver higher power to your EV and needs to be specifically wired into your meter box. This usually means adding a new connection or installing new circuit breakers, not to mention laying a cable that runs from your meter box to your EV charging station’s location.

Beyond a physical risk, installing a home EV charger by yourself generally voids the manufacturer’s warranty and will cancel eligibility for government grants, which can significantly reduce its cost. On top of that, installing a home EV charger without a qualified technician can even be illegal in some countries, for example, in France, meaning you risk exposing yourself to fines as well.