If you’re considering getting an electric car, then you’re going to need an electric car charging point at home. We expect to see the majority of electric car charging to be carried out at home, as it is most convenient, with smaller top-ups at workplace charge stations and public charging stations. There are a number of things you will want to consider when choosing an ev charging point, which we explain below.
Electric car chargers from Joju
Joju are not tied to any particular manufacturer and we offer a range of products to suit everyone’s needs.
Choose how fast you want your charger
The first thing you’ll need to decide is how fast you want your car to charge.
A standard charger provides 3.6kW of power and takes 6-8 hours to fully charge most models of car. This typically implies charging overnight.
A fast charger can provide 7kW of power and will fully recharge most models of car in 3-4 hours. If you have 3-phase electricity at your property, a fast charger can deliver 22kW of power and charge your car in under 2 hours.
Choose the right cable for your car
As well as the charger itself, you will need to consider whether to get a tethered or an untethered charger. A tethered ev home charger has the charging cable integrated into the chargepoint itself. By contrast, an untethered cable is loose at both ends and is usually stored within the car and can also be used for charging when out and about.
It is also important to ensure you have the right cable to fit your car. The majority of car sockets are either Type 1 or Type 2. Type 1 is a 5 pin socket capable of charging single phase at 3.6 or 7 kW. Type 2 is a 7 pin socket and can be used to charge at 3.6, 7 or 22kW (3-phase). If you tell us what car you own, we can help make sure you get the right cable.
How to buy your EV charger
Electric car charging point installations
Grants of up to £500 are available for the installation of electric car chargers at home, but you must use an OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) approved installer. Joju are OLEV approved to install eo, NewMotion and Zappi chargers.
In order to be eligible for the grant you will need off street parking – for a wall mounted chargepoint in a garage or as a post system by the driveway.