There is a £350 government grant available from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles
(or OLEV). One key stipulation is you need to own you’re own private parking.
Unless you’ve already told us that you don’t have a private driveway or garage, the
price here includes your charger plus a standard install with £350 taken off for the
How does this work?
Electricity tariffs designed for electric car drivers like the Go Tariff from Octopus
Energy can save the average driver up to £240 per year. A smart charger can schedule
your charge to start and stop in the off-peak period, so you don’t have to plug in at
midnight or get out of bed in the early hours to unplug. Some chargers can schedule for
the hours when our grid is at it’s cleanest instead if you prefer.
What is Smart Charging?
This charger will schedule your charge overnight to make the most of an off-peak
electricity tariff like Go from Octopus Energy. You will usually use an app to tell your
charger when you would like the car fully charged and it will handle the start and stop t
ime for you. Some chargers will schedule for the hours when our grid is at it’s cleanest,
if you prefer.
What is Solar Charging?
If you have solar or are thinking of getting solar this is a must-have. You can ask this
charger to wait until it notices that your home is generating more solar power than you’re
using. Then it will switch on charging to soak up your excess solar power into your car.
What is Fuse Protection?
Fuse Protection (also known as ‘Load Balancing’) reduces the power to your car if your
home is getting close to it’s fuse limit. Once you are connected to your installer, they
will be able to advise whether Fuse Protection is important for your home, or not. Learn
more about Fuse Protection here.
Why are these my Top 3 chargers?
The chargers below are the 3 lowest price options based on the recommendations we've made
Click the button at the bottom of the page to compare all chargers.
This includes your charge point and a Standard Installation. If you clicked Yes to having
a driveway, we have taken £350 off the total price for the OLEV grant. Your installer
can confirm your eligibility for the OLEV grant once you’re connected.