Specialist EV Charger Installer in Finchley

We are EV Charger Installation company in Finchley 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.



Electric Car Chargers Finchley

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.


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.



Tethered Wall box chargers are much more convenient in comparison to untethered. More then 90% of our customers in Finchley 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 Finchley

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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Why Does EV Charging Slow Down?

One reason for the slow charging of an EV is the State of Charge (SoC) of the battery. While most EVs draw power at a higher rate between 20% and 80% charge, the SoC below 20% and over 80% will cause the car to slow down its charging rate. This is caused by the way the car protects its battery. Therefore, arriving at the charger with a high SoC will reduce the charging rate.

Charge rate in Finchey

As EVs approach full capacity, the charge rate slows down. This is due to the fact that the battery loses capacity more rapidly when the car is charged faster. According to a study by the Idaho National Laboratory, charging speeds at Level 3 have a faster rate of battery pack deterioration. The study only used Level 3 in laboratory conditions. Nonetheless, Level 3 charging is rarely seen in the real world.

In general, EV charging rates are lower than advertised peak charging rates, especially when the vehicle is in its "State of Charge" phase. This is especially true in warm weather and when the EV is at a state between zero and 80 percent. EV charging speed is often slower at 80%, but the advertised rate is still higher. The slowdown can be attributed to power cuts or updates.

Connector configurations

One of the most common problems associated with EV charging is the inefficiency of connector configurations. The General Motors EV1 used a connector configuration that was inductive in nature, transmitting current through electromagnetic induction. Unfortunately, this was not efficient enough to provide fast charging for the car. The solution? Switch to a more conductive connection called the SAE J1772-2001. This connection is more common and faster than its predecessors.

In Europe, for example, electric cars use a type 1 connector. Some older electric vehicles use this connector. Type 2 and 3 adapters are available to connect EVs with other types of plugs. But keep in mind that type 1 connectors can only provide 7.4 kW of power, so you'll need to use a type 2 or 3 adapter to use them. The same thing applies to charging stations in North America.

Maximum power rate

When you plug your electric vehicle into a standard electrical outlet, the speed of the charging session will slow down. You will typically see a maximum power rate for part of the session. Charging speeds will slow down at 80% and are optimized to protect your battery. However, you can still experience higher charging speeds than if you were using a traditional wall outlet. To see the exact rate, check out the manufacturer's website.


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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