What are the benefits of having a electric vehicle (EV) home charger?

Cost Effective

Having an EV charger at home allows you to minimise the cost of charging your car at public charging stations. Public charging is great for that long journey but 2023 figures show the costs to charge at home are £0.12-£0.41 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). It can sometimes be cheaper on EV friendly energy tariff’s such as Octopus and EDF.

Faster Charging

Compared to charging your car from the mains (3-pin plug), by having a dedicated EV charger installed for your home this allows a much quicker charge. A 3-pin plug can take between 17 and 39 hours to get your battery full whereas a standard home charger would be between 6 and 10 hours for most vehicles.


Charging your car at home is undoubtedly more convenient than the alternatives. It’s much easier to plug in at home than travel to a fuel station or public charging. It’s also simpler to plug into a proper EV charger that’s located near your car.


When you charge at home, you can leave it for a full charge. As demand continues to outpace infrastructure, service station chargers are increasingly met with queues wait times to use them. Many people will feel pressured to move on before their battery is full, resulting in a lower range for their car before the next charge is due.

Battery Life

Whilst fast chargers might be convenient when you’re out and about, they don’t go hand in hand with a long battery life. Fast charging puts too much current into your electric vehicle’s battery, causing it to decline faster over time. Using an EV charger at home gets you that little bit more out of your battery’s lifespan.

House Value

It is reported that having an EV charger at your home will also increase the value of your property. With the average age of 18-49 year olds planning to make the switch to electric vehicles, it will soon become the norm and home EV chargers will be a must-have for homebuyers too.

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Whether it’s to cut down on costs, make your life easier, or maximise your car’s range, let us help you find the right EV charger for your home.

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