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Charging your electric car has never been easier

Powering your journey at home, at work and on the move.

Charging at home

Charging at home is convenient and cost-efficient. Plug in at night when energy is cheapest and wake up fully charged. You can save up to 80% vs petrol or diesel costs with our Octopus Go tariff too.

Charging on the go

The UK is a great place to drive electric. There are nearly 50,000 nationwide public charger connections. That's more public EV charging stations than petrol stations, with more being added all the time.

A free charger included with salary sacrifice

We offer the whole package for electric car drivers. Whether you charge at home or on the road, we'll throw a charger in for free with our salary sacrifice scheme. Available until 31st December 2022. Subject to eligibility and availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Free home charger and installation

Get a home charger with our salary sacrifice scheme, with standard installation, totally free of charge. We'll also give you 5,000 free miles when you switch to our Octopus Go tariff for EV drivers.

No driveway? No problem

If you don't have off-street parking we'll give you 5,000 free miles on the Electric Juice public charging network. Plus £50 free credit when you switch your home to renewable energy from Octopus Energy.

How long will it take to charge my car?

There are three factors that determine how long it'll take to charge your car. The size of the battery, what speed the battery can charge at, and the speed of the charger.

Here's the maths.

We can work out the time to charge with a simple calculation:

Size of car battery ÷ speed of charger = time to charge

For example:

A 40kWh Nissan LEAF plugged into a 7kW home charger (40 ÷ 7) = 6 hours to charge.

Car battery sizes vary and they have a maximum charging rate.

All battery electric vehicles (also called BEVs) can charge at around 7kW, and much faster on public chargers. Some plug-in hybrids (also called PHEVs) are capped at 3.6kW, but we only lease BEVs.

What are the different types of chargers?

Chargers have different power ratings. These can be broken down into three categories: slow, fast & rapid.

Slow 3.7kWh Chargers

Typical location:
Home
Avg. miles per hour:
15 miles

Fast 7kWh Chargers

Typical location:
Home, work and public
Avg. miles per hour:
25 miles

Rapid Chargers

Typical location:
Public
Avg. miles per hour:
100 - 200+ miles in 30 mins

Charging at work

Never worry about whether you have enough charge to get home from work. We'll help you get set up with a workplace charger to benefit you, your employees and your customers. Click the button below to send us your details and we'll be in touch.

What does a standard installation include?

Remote survey

We'll use all the information and photos you’ve given to us to make sure we're able to do a standard install and decide the best logistics for the job.

Fitting the charger

We'll fit the charger on a brick or plaster wall, or other suitable place.

Routing the cable

We'll route the cable through one drilled hole in a wall up to 20 inches thick, if needed.

Electrical connections

We'll connect the charger to the origin of the supply.

Testing & demonstration

We'll do all necessary electrical testing and give you NICEIC Certification, as well as showing you how the charger and app works.

Claiming the grant

We'll check for any grants you may be eligible for.

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