Tony and Nicky Michaels have just installed a smart New Motion electric car charging point for their home in North London. Like many people taking the plunge and switching to an electric vehicle they have needed to install a chargepoint at home, and they chose Joju to carry out the works.
Tony and Nicky have been trying to do their bit for the environment, including a full eco-design for their home. “We’re aware of global warming and try to do as much as possible when we can. We’d been thinking of getting an electric car for years. We do lots of town driving, so it really seemed to make sense. The electric car has been brilliant – we wish we’d done it much earlier.”
The property is a little unusual for the UK in that it has a 3-phase electrical supply. “The main reason for choosing the New Motion charger was that it had a three phase supply so we could charge up at 22kW”. The chargepoint is also smart enabled as standard allowing you to see your charging data, and the cost of running the car on a portal. Drivers of petrol and diesel cars are very aware of how much it costs to run, as they hand over money in the petrol station. That’s not always as visible for EV owners as they just plug in, and money doesn’t change hands until you get your next electricity bill. The New Motion portal allows you to see what your running costs really are.
Tony and Nicky’s unique property posed some engineering challenges for the team. Their incoming supply is in the basement, and we needed to run cables up to the ground floor garage. The floor in between was concrete, so this was a pretty major task for the electricians. Nonethless, despite these technical challenges, the team still completed the install in just under a day.
“The New Motion charger works excellently – we’ve had no problems at all – and we can fully charge in under 2 hours. And we were very happy with the install too – as well as getting all the chargepoint grant paperwork in order. We needed to go out at 5:30 that evening, and everything got completed on time.”
March 12, 2018
EV Charging, Residential