EV CHARGER INSTALLATION

Specialist EV Charger Installer in Barnet

We are EV Charger Installation company in Barnet who has supplied and installed EV chargers throughout London and the home counties. We specialise in both residential and commercial EV charge point installation. Our team will provide a tailored quote based on your installation, whether it’s a single charge point to install at home, or a multi-charger at your workplace.

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TYPES OF CHARGERS

Electric Car Chargers Barnet

The three main types of EV chargers are – Rapid, Fast and Slow. Rapid charger is the quickest way to charge an EV, often used on long journeys. Fast chargers are common in public places and shopping centres. Slow chargers are the most popular method of charging EV, used by many owners to charge at home overnight.

EV CAR CHARGER INSTALLATION PROCESS IN Barnet

Your specialist installer will confirm the date and arrival time with you well in advance of the installation. Based on your power supply and parking, our installer will assist you in choosing the best position for your charger. Our installer will begin positioning the charger and then fix it by drilling and clipping the cable to the wall. After this the installer will turn off the power supply and install the RCBO and connect it to your main supply. Later the installer will conduct the final safety tests to ensure your home charger is ready to use. Our installer will then give you a full demo of your charger and guide you on what various lights mean and how to get in touch with us if you have any questions later. Lastly, we will need your Wi-Fi details to complete the set-up.

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TETHERED OR UNTETHERED

Tethered Wall box chargers are much more convenient in comparison to untethered. More then 90% of our customers in Barnet opt for tethered which comes with a built-in lead whereas the Untethered comes with a socket only. With tethered, you simply park up and unwind the cable and plug in. We believe it’s a matter of personal choice and what suits you. At EV chargers London, we can supply and install both types of electric car charging points.

THE OZEV GRANT in Barnet

Did you know that with the Government Grant (OZEV) you can save up to £350 on your EV home installation. Our government is encouraging all the drivers to make the switch from fuel run cars to electric and hybrid vehicles so that it can meet the emissions goals. To achieve this, they are offering a grant scheme to everyone who wants to install a domestic charging point. Only the OZEV approved installers are allowed to pass this price reduction to you. Our team will apply on your behalf when you book an installation with us.

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What Is an EV Charging System?

What is EV charging system? In simple terms, it's a way to power electric vehicles by alternating current, which makes it compatible with a variety of power grids. The charging stations that support bidirectional charging allow energy to flow both ways. Because EVs use alternating current to recharge their batteries, they also benefit the local grid by protecting it from peak loads. This feature can also save building owners the trouble of upgrading their energy infrastructure.
 

Bidirectional EV charging allows energy to flow both ways

 
In theory, electric cars can reverse the energy flow from the grid to the vehicle. In the near future, bidirectional charging will be available on all ID. models with at least 77 kWh of battery capacity. Volkswagen plans to use special DC BiDi wall boxes for bidirectional charging on future vehicles. Updates to these wall boxes will be available via over-the-air, allowing you to update your vehicle even if it's already been delivered. But how does it work?
 
First of all, bidirectional charging has the potential to help homeowners achieve energy self-sufficiency. It can be combined with renewable energy power sources, such as solar panels installed on the roof. The excess energy from the solar panels can be stored in the EV. At night, this stored energy can be used for driving. And with a bidirectional charger, this energy can be used multiple times, including when driving.
 

EVs use alternating current to charge

 
When charging your EV, you have the choice between using AC power or DC power. AC power is used to charge the battery pack in your car, while DC voltage can be supplied from a wall outlet. AC and DC charging methods use different methods for motors, but the most common is Level 2 charging. DC charging is faster than Level 2, but it requires a large AC-to-DC converter. While Level 2 charging is ideal for home owners, it's not fast enough to charge a full-size EV.
 
In most cases, EVs use alternating current (AC) to charge their batteries. AC is a faster power source, but it is slow. The speed of AC power is measured in Kilowatts (kW), which translates to volts (V). A car's alternator creates DC power by turning a motor on and off. In turn, this power is sent back into the battery and recharges the battery.
 

EV charging station in Barnet

 
What is an EV charging station? Also known as a charge point, this is equipment that supplies electrical power to plug-in electric vehicles. A charging station is a good investment, as it can help reduce the cost of fuel and improve the quality of life of people who own electric vehicles. There are many different types of charging stations on the market, and they all serve different purposes. 
 

FAQ'S ABOUT EV CHARGING ANSWERED

Do you have a question about EV Charging? We're here to help. Contact our team at EV Charging London

  • Am I eligible for the £350 OLEV Grant?

    We will need some information from you to prove your eligibility for the OLEV Grant. Our team will request these details from you during the OLEV application process. Several requirements such as, you must own an OLEV-eligible electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle. You need to have private, off-street parking where a charging cable will not cross any pedestrian on the pavement. The EV charger must be OLEV approved. Finally, you can only use an OLEV approved installer such as EV Charging London. Our team will do their utmost best to help you with the application process.

  • How long will my EV take to charge?

    It can take anywhere between 30mins or up to 12 hours. This entirely depends on the size of your car’s battery and the speed of the charging point.

  • What are the running costs for an electric vehicle like?

    The running and maintenance costs for EV’s are much more lower than a petrol or a diesel. The cost of charging an EV is cheaper then filling a car with fuel. As there are fewer parts in an electric car, which means less cost on servicing the vehicles as not many things to wear or fail.

  • Do I need a property survey for a home EV Charger?

    We offer site inspections and remote surveys as per what our client prefers. Our experienced home EV charger installers can guide you through the full process.

  • How much does it cost to charge an Electric Car?

    A typical example is a 30kwh Nissan Leaf will cost around £3.60 to charge overnight and this will be able to run for up to 115 miles.

  • Where can I install the Home EV Charger?

    We recommend the home EV charger to be mounted either side of your garage or an external wall of your property, which will be within charging distance of your vehicle.

  • Will an electric vehicle increase my electricity bill?

    Yes, but not as much considering you will still save money in comparison to the cost of fuel. Moreover there are several specialist electric car energy tariffs/deals which can reduce your electricity bill further.

  • What is Fast charging and Rapid charging?

    Fast charging is when cars or chargers can charge from 7kW to 22kw. Some of our residential fast chargers include those which provide power from 7kW to 22kW, which means an electric vehicle can fully charge in just four hours. Rapid charging is when cars or chargers can charge from 43kW to 150kW. These are not available in residential properties. Only Tesla has Rapid direct current chargers that charge at around 120kW, these are only available for Tesla owners only.

  • How long do electric vehicle batteries last?

    How long do electric vehicle batteries last?

  • Can I install my own EV charging point?

    Absolutely not! You should not try to install your own electric car charging point unless you are a qualified electrician. Our team strongly advises against self-installation and recommend using an OZEV-approved charger installation company like EV Charging London.

  • Do you install charger points for business premises too?

    Do you install charger points for business premises too?

  • Can I charge my EV in the rain?

    Yes you can! It is perfectly safe to charge your electric car in the rain. We all know that water and electricity don’t go well together and luckily the car manufacturers make the charging points waterproof so that you do not get a shock when plugging in. All our charger points are rated IP54 for water ingress, this means they can withstand the worst of UK weather.


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