Can you install an electric car charger at home?

If you’re considering buying an electric vehicle and were wondering whether you can install an electric car charger at home, the good news is: you can! Now you can reduce your carbon footprint and your journey to the nearest charge point, with your very own, super-convenient electric vehicle (EV) charger. Find out more about toasti car charging point installations and how they can benefit you, your wallet and the environment all at once.

How can I charge my electric car at home?

To charge an electric car at home you’ll need a home charging point installed wherever you park your electric car. A dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charger offers fast, convenient charging and built-in safety features for extra peace of mind. These compact, weatherproof charging units mount to a wall and connect to your vehicle by way of a charging cable. You’ll need a qualified installer, like toasti, to get you set up.

How fast can I charge my electric car?

Charging speeds for electric cars are measured in kilowatts (kW). There are three levels of charging speeds: slow, fast, and rapid. Slow charging takes 6-12 hours on a 3kW power output. Fast charging takes up to 4 hours to fully charge your vehicle on 7kW-22kW. Rapid charging can take as little as an hour for a full charge from a power output of 50kW-120kW. Alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging are also an option. 

What type of EV charger do I need?

The type of EV charger you need depends on the make and model of your vehicle, as well as the speed rating of your charge point. Electric vehicles either have a Type 1 or Type 2 socket for slow/fast charging. Five-pin plug Type 1 chargers are the standard in Asia, Japan and America. In Europe, seven-pin Type 2 chargers are preferred. It’s worth checking with the manufacturer, but we’ll make sure you’ve got all the right kit when we install your electric car charger.  

Can I get any help to fund my EV charger?

It’s possible to get a government grant of up to £350 off the cost of your EV charger and its installation, thanks to the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). If you buy a car charging point installation and equipment through toasti, we can take care of all the paperwork for you. Most but not all electric vehicles are eligible for the grant. We’ll do our level best to ensure you get the grant but we can’t guarantee it.

If you’d like to install an electric car charger, toasti can get you right up to speed. Our friendly and experienced installers will arrive at the specified time, carry out your car charging point installation in a couple of hours, and then talk you through how to use it. In fact, our installations are as quick, efficient and convenient as your shiny new EV charger! Cleaner, greener driving can be yours in just a few clicks of a button with toasti.

For more information about our services, or to organise a car charging point installation, please contact us on 0161 537 4068 or email info@toastihome.co.uk.