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Electric car charging at home

Charging electric cars at home is now easier than ever. Get your home charging point installed now by our Octopus team.

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 ePod

Untethered for flexibility

From £975

Including a standard installation.

Ohme Home Pro

Integrates with Intelligent Octopus

From £999

Free with salary sacrifice, including standard installation.

Wallbox Pulsar Max

Smart and compact

From £1049

Including a standard installation.

MyEnergi Zappi 2

Perfect for solar

From £1119

Including a standard installation.

What does a standard home EV charger installation with Octopus 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. 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.

Electrical connections

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.

You're in safe hands with our team of professionals

Your EV charger installation, step by step
  • Complete application

    Tell us which charger you need and we'll guide you through the application.

  • Remote survey

    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.

  • Installation day

    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.

Got a question about your charger installation?

Give our installation team a call on 0808 196 6842 or email us at charging@octoes.com.

Make money from your home EV charger

Make anywhere between £200 to £1,000 a year from your home charger.

Most home electric car chargers are only in use just 5% of the time. Make the most of the time you’re not using it and make some extra cash by renting your home charger to your local EV community with Co Charger.

The Co Charger app allows other electric car drivers to book and pay to use your home EV chargepoint. Just set yourself up as a Co Charger host to accept bookings from chargees who want to use your charger. Not only will you make extra cash, but you’ll be helping your neighbours switch to electric cars and removing nasty air pollution from your community. Win-win!

Is a home EV charger worth it?

Yes! If you have off-street parking, getting a home EV charging point is worth it for two major reasons: you won't have to rely on finding public EV chargers and you can take advantage of low price tariffs during the night. And, with our salary sacrifice scheme for electric vehicles, you get the EV charger with standard installation included.

What if I can't get a standard installation?

If installing your electric vehicle home charger is more complicated than our standard installation, it may cost extra to get you set up. Of course we'll give you a quote for any extra work before we go ahead.

How much power does a home charger use?

It differs between chargers, but the EV chargers we offer are around 7kW. To compare, a typical electric furnace draws about 10-20kW and a water heater uses 3-4.5kW.

Can I plug my electric car into a regular outlet?

Yes, you can. Would we recommend it? Not really. With such a low charge it can take you a long time to charge your electric vehicle.