What is EV home charging?
EV home charging lets you top up your electric car battery with miles of range from the comfort of your own home.
Charging your car at home is much cheaper and more convenient than filling up with fuel at the petrol station.
How does EV home charging work?
If you have off street parking, we can install an EV home charger at your property. The charger links up to your mains electricity and powers your car through a connector cable. All you need to do is plug your car into the charger and wait for your car to top up.
With home charging you can take advantage of super cheap, green energy overnight. Pair your charger with our Intelligent Octopus specialist EV tariff and you can even tell your charger when to stop charging. That's what we call smart charging!
Whether you choose salary sacrifice or our ultimate EV package, get a free home EV charger.
Our selection of EV chargers
Charging your EV at home is the most convenient and cost-efficient way to top up your car battery. All of these chargers can be bought separately and installed by an Octopus engineer.
Ohme Home Pro
Integrates with Intelligent Octopus
Free with salary sacrifice, including standard installation.
Wallbox Pulsar Plus
Smart and compact
Including a standard installation.
MyEnergi Zappi 2
Perfect for solar
Including a standard installation.
What does a standard home EV charger installation with Octopus include?
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. We'll also fit an earthing unit (e.g. Garo or Matt:e brand) where needed.
Routing the cable
We'll route the cable through one drilled hole in a wall up to 20 inches thick, if needed. Up to 15 metres of High Tuff cable, run and clipped to the wall between your consumer unit and charger, up to 1.8m high.
We'll connect the charger to the origin of the supply and install a Type A RCD in the consumer unit. We'll supply up to 3m of plastic conduit or trunking to conceal interior wiring.
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 charging grants
We'll check for any grants you may be eligible for to help cover the costs of your charger and installation.
What you'll need to get your charger
Electric vehicle details
To get started, you'll need to know the make, model, registration, estimated delivery date and have proof of ownership.
Your phone for photos
You'll need to take photos of the location you'd like the charger to be installed in, plus a photo of your fuse board and the area around it.
An energy bill
Lastly, you'll need a copy of your energy bill to grab your 13 digit Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN).
You're in safe hands with our team of professionals
Your EV charger installation, step by step
Tell us which charger you need and we'll guide you through the application.
We'll use the photos you send across to check you're able to get this charger.
Choose installation date
We'll find a date that works for you, ideally before your car is delivered.
We'll fit your charger and talk you through how to use it.
Switch to an EV energy tariff
EV-specific energy tariffs from Octopus will help you save even more money on charging.
Is a home EV charger worth it?
What if I can't get a standard installation?
How much power does a home charger use?
Can I plug my electric car into a regular outlet?
Got a question about your charger installation?
Give our installation team a call on 0808 196 6842 or email us at email@example.com.