Home EV Installation Explained

Looking for a home EV charger? In this guide we explain the process involved and how to get a charger installed at your home.

In this guide we will cover the following key points:

  • Requirements for a Home EV Charger
  • Process of a Home Charger Installation
  • Costs of a Home EV Charger Installation
  • Where to put your Home EV Charger

Requirements for a Home EV Charger

For homeowners with off – street parking, it is fairly straightforward to get a home EV charger installed.

However if you do not have off street parking or live in a rented accomidation, such as a flat for example, yes you can still get the charger installed but depending on individual circumstaces.

Rented accomidations need permission from the landlord. Same with if you live in a flat or apartment eve if you own the property.

Process of a Home Charger Installation


An EV charger installation requires a qualified professional. As a nationwide installer, Energise Energy has experience installers across the UK.

After placing your order, we will email you a Domestic EV Survey Form to complete with photos or videos of your consumer unit location, desired charger location, and cable route.

Within two working days of receiving your survey, our team will review it and call you to arrange an installation date. Installations are typically completed within 2-3 weeks. 

The installation takes about 3-4 hours. Please ensure a person over 18 is present and provide access to your power supply. Our engineer will call with an ETA and conduct safety checks upon arrival.

Our Quality Supervisor will remotely verify the installation, and you will receive an electrical certificate. 

Costs of a Home EV Charger Installation


All our prices cover the cost of the charger itself and the entire installation process, including cabling (up to 15m) and labor.

The costs depend on the charger you chose and whether it is a standard or non-standard installation. If you are unsure, please check our guide here. Please note when you complete our Domestic EV Survey Form, we will be able to determine if your installation falls under a non-standard category and discuss any additional work and quotes required. We will keep you informed throughout the entire process.

As a guide, prices start from £925. However, you can spread these costs with our 0% 10-month finance agreements and pay as little as £83.25 a month, interest-free! 

Additionally, investing in a home EV charger can save you hundreds of pounds each year compared to public charging or spending money on diesel or petrol. In a couple of years, the investment is likely to pay for itself.

Our Home EV Chargers

We have a range of home EV chargers under the £1000 margin. These include the Ohme Home Pro, Ohme ePod and Easee One.

We have our solar integrated charger, ideal for solar panel homeowners with the Zappi V2.1 starting price from £1,149. We offer both tethered and untethered versions.

Cabling distance from your desired charger location and power supply

As part of your “standard installation”, we offer up to 15 meters of cabling from your charger location to the power supply. The majority of home installations falls within this 15-meter limit. However, if the required cabling exceeds 15 meters, there will be an additional costs for extra cabling. The price for any additional cabling will be clearly explained and agreed before the installation begins.

Add Ons – Surge Protection

We offer surge protection for an additional charge of £70, which you can easily add at checkout.

What is a surge Protection Device?

Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) are used to protect electrical installations from dangerous overvoltages that could damage connected equipment, such as computers, televisions, and your EV.

What causes a Surge?

External power surges are most commonly caused by transient overvoltage’s, which could be triggered by nearby lightning strikes, power surges from local industrial estates, or general voltage issues from your electricity distributor.

What can happen if I don’t have an SPD?

Anything in your home containing sensitive electrical components can be vulnerable to surges. These components are found in many consumer items, including your EV and EV charge point. If a surge affects your home and you aren’t protected by an SPD, electronic devices and circuits could be damaged over time or immediately, depending on the severity of the voltage spike.

Do I need to worry about this?

Large surges that cause instant damage are extremely rare. However, lower-level surges can occur multiple times a day, which can lead to internal circuitry degrading over time until it fails.

Where to put your Home EV Charger

They’re a few considerations to keep in mind when deciding on the location of your charger:

Cable Length:

It is important to consider the cable length when choosing the location for your EV charger. If you opt for one of our tethered chargers, they all come with a 5m cable. The Ohme Home Pro offers the option to upgrade to an 8m cable for an additional charge. 

For our untethered chargers, you need to check the length of your own charging cable (no cable is supplied with untethered chargers; you will need to purchase your own). 

To determine suitability, simply measure the distance from your desired charging location to the charge port of your parked EV. This will help ensure the cable is long enough.

Its important to consider where you park your car and where the charger will be placed.

Where you park:

If you park your electric vehicle near the desired charger location, 90% of the installation work is already done! However, consider where your vehicle will be parked most of the time, especially overnight.

To simplify the process, measure the distance from where you want the EV charger installed to the charge port on your parked EV.


Smart chargers require an internet connection to manage charging and communicate with your home energy tariff effectively. It’s crucial to ensure a stable Wi-Fi or mobile data signal at the desired charging point location.

To check the signal strength:

Test Connectivity: Use a device such as a smartphone to attempt to connect to the internet as the charging point site.

Stable Connection: Ensure the connection remains stable to support uninterrupted communication between your smart charger and energy management system.

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