Best Smart Home EV Chargers UK

The increase in the use of electric vehicles around the globe has inadvertently affected the surge in the development of smart EV charging stations. The rise in the popularity of these electric-powered vehicles necessitates the market for the accessories and infrastructure that are required to support the cars. One of such needed accessories is an electric vehicle charging station. 

An electric charging station is a unit designed to deliver the electrical charge to the battery of your electric vehicle.  It does this by converting AC current that is found in the home into the DC energy needed by the vehicle batteries to function optimally. Its primary function is to deliver power to the battery for storage. 

An electric vehicle charging station has different pseudonyms which include; EV charging stations, Charging points, Charge point, ECS (electronic charging station), Electronic recharging point and EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment). Charging stations are categorised into four types. The Residential charging stations, charging while parked, Fast charging at public charging stations and battery swaps or charges in under 15 minutes. 

This article is, however, based on smart home charging stations. The residential charging stations permits its owner to plug in when he or she returns home. The car is usually charged overnight, and it does not require a user authentication nor metering, but it may require wiring a personal circuit. Some of this home portable chargers are wall mounted.   To charge at home, some Electric vehicle chargers have onboard converters plugged into a standard electrical outlet or a high-capacity appliance outlet.

Smart Home EV car charger compatible with Iphone
Smart Home EV car charger compatible with iPhone

Despite various available means of charging your car, it is always better and comfortable to charge at home. Your car is supposed to have a plug which you only have to connect to any outlet in your house. This is called level 1 charger. It does not have fast charging ability. However, there is a piece of good news here. There are other options for you to get your car charged at a fast rate without spending much. 

best home ev charger uk
best home ev charger uk

One benefit you get by having a home EV charging point is that you spend less and at the same time, you have access to a fast and safe charge without worry. With a level 2 charger, you can easily get your car charged in couples of hours. Charging in public places attracts per hour billing while charging at home will prevent such charges. Also, there is convenience when you install an electric vehicle charging station at home. You charge at your own pace.   Having an EV charger at home has its usefulness, and it is of great benefit. Moreover, there are certain features that one must consider before one acquires an EV charger. Below are what you need to consider.

Features you should consider when buying an EV charger

  • The power output capacity: before you buy your Smart EV charging station, you need to check out the output capacity of the charger. How powerful it is and how much can it give to your car? These are the questions that should run through your mind when you plan to get one EV charger for yourself. Electric cars charge at different rate and capacity. Some are faster while some are not. The power needed to charge ranges from 3.7 KW to 22 KW, and this depends on the inbuilt onboard charger of a particular electric car. There are level 1 and level 2 ev chargers you can get. Level 1 is quite cheaper; however, it is slow and will take a long time to power your vehicle fully. Level 2, on the other hand, is costly, but it delivers more power and charges your vehicle faster. Well, there is also the level 3 charger, but it is so powerful that it is not permitted for use at home.
  • The length of the Power cable: you need to consider the location of the mounted power outlet. How far is it to your vehicle’s location? You can always get a long power cable for your charger regardless of the distance between your vehicle and the charger. There is provision for 25-foot long power cable which is the maximum length you can get. This means that why you install the Electric vehicle charging station into your home, you need to be mindful of your car location. 
  • Consider your connection model (Hard wired or Plug?): you need to look your preference of which connection model you would prefer. How will your EV charger be connected to the power supply? A hardwired charger is quite difficult to install, but it is cheaper, and it is more secure and difficult if not impossible to steal. It has a direct connection to the power supply, while the plugged also known as plug and play model requires a suitable power outlet that it can fit into. It is easier to install, quite cost and is not secured, unlike the hardwired model.  
  • Consider various high ends: this includes the time delay, remote charging monitoring and remote activation. All these are the smart features that are not available on all chargers. You need to lookout for those chargers which have them before considering which you would buy or not. These features are premium added, and they serve different functions. The time delay switch helps set the time you start charging your vehicle, while remote activation control is advanced with its use of WiFi and connectivity. One thing you must know before you go for these is that, though they are excellent features to have, they add to the price of the charger.

Consider the EV charging station manufacturer: finally, you need to consider the right manufacturer for the electric car. You need to check out if the manufacturer has the approval and listing of prominent automobile manufacturers. This will help you to identify which charger is compatible with your car.

I have five top station points you can use in your home below. Read them carefully to get access to their functions and capacities. 

EO Mini Smart Home

EO Mini Smart Home Charging Station
EO Mini Smart Home Charging Station

When you talk of a durable, smart and effective home charging point, the EO Mini comes to mind. It is mind blowing for its super qualities and efficiency. The EO Mini Smart Home has a Mini charger and includes a solar panel integration, which gives it an advanced function of charging your electric car using renewable energy. How does that make you feel? Two sources of power supply in one charging point. Yes it is. The EO Mini charger is compatible with various brands of vehicle plug-in. It further borrows from the digital age with its ability to monitor the energy use through your smartphone and with its intelligent charging software that uses WiFi updates. It has a reliable active load management. 

The EO Mini Smart Home also affords you the possibility of saving £500 of your home charger cost if you have access to off-street parking and purchase your plug-in vehicle after 1st October 2016. It qualifies as a home charging point and this is proven by its accreditation by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). It has various cable length, which are, 5m, 7.5m and 10m while it is also designed in various dimensions of h. 175mm, w. 125mm and d. 95mm. For your colour preference, the EO Mini comes in varieties of Blue, Grey, Black and White. Below are its essential Features.

Essential Features

  • The EO Mini Smart Home includes an EO Mini charger and EO Home Hub.
  • It has universality, as it is compatible with all plug-in vehicle brands.
  • It has the power capacity rate of 3.6kW and 7kW. 
  • It has a solar panel integration.
  • Both its socket and tethered are universal (Type 1 or2).
  • It has the approval of OLEV.
  • It complies with the 18th edition of IET wiring.
  • It comes with a 3 years warranty.


  • It has two source of power: Solar and electricity.
  • It works with all plug-in vehicle brands.
  • It comes with a whole 3 years warranty.


  • It has a low capacity rating.
  • It is quite expensive without the OLEV eligibility.

Get a free quote for supply and installation here.

The Pod Point Home Charging Point

The Pod Point Smart Home Charging Point
The Pod Point Smart Home Charging Point

With the Pod Point smart home charging point, charging your electric vehicle will be faster, safer and stress-free with its WiFi enabled ability. One great move you can make to charge your electric car at home is to get yourself a Pod Point home charger. With the Pod Point charger, you do not stand the risk of failure in compatibility as the charger is designed to work with all plug-in vehicle brands including, Nissan, Tesla, Hyundai, KIA, LandRover, Renault, Chevrolet and others. 

The Pod Point home charger stands out with its standard installation of which 90% of drivers qualified. It makes it easier and faster to charge while the car works longer on the road with its 3x faster than a 3-pin plug charging capacity. Its durability and reliability rate has earned it trust from over 40,000 customers with 4.8/5 star rating. In order to put your mind at rest, the Pod Point home charger comes with free 3-year on-site warranty.

The Pod Point charger comes in three different power rating and various prices. The 3.6kW solo charger is the lowest with 1.6x faster than a 3- pin plug. It provides an EV with up to 15 miles of range per hour (RPH). Its price goes for £779 without OLEV grant and £229 with OLEV grant. The 7kW solo charger is quite stronger with its 3x faster than a 3-pin plug and provision of EV with up to 30 miles of range per hour (RPH). It is priced at £859 without the OLEV grant, and as £359 with OLEV grant.

The Pod Point goes a bit further with 22kW solo charger that is 10x faster than a 3-pin plug. It gives an EV with up to 50 miles of range per hour (RPH) and it is only available with a universal socket or tethered type 2 connector. The 22kW solo charger requires a three-phase power and just like the 3.6kW and 7kW, the 22kW is prone to restriction from charging at its full capacity because of either your cable or your vehicle.

Essential Features

  • It is compatible with all plug-in vehicle brands.
  • It has the power capacity rate of 3.6kW, 7kW and 22kW.
  • Both its socket and tethered are universal (Type 1 or2).
  • It has the approval of OLEV.
  • It has a 3-year on-site warranty.


  • It is compatible with all plug-in vehicle brands.
  • It has a strong power rating and capacity (22kW).
  • It is durable, waterproof and designed to last.
  • It is WiFi enabled.

` Cons

  • The car or cable can restrict it from charging at its full capacity.
  • It does not make use of renewable energy such as solar.
  • It is quite expensive without the OLEV grant. 

Are you interested in installing the Pod Point charging station? Get a free quote here.

 ChargePoint Home Enabled Electric Vehicle Charger

 ChargePoint Home Enabled Electric Vehicle Charger
ChargePoint Home Enabled Electric Vehicle Charger

The ChargePoint Home EV Charger is one other charger you can place your money on to get yourself a faster means of charging your electric vehicle. The ChargePoint charger is designed to charge your EV 6x faster than any other standard Wall outlet. It is a WiFi enabled charger, which makes it digital in use and easy to utilise. The chargerPoint EV charger is a level 2 electric car charger that designed to work with all forms of electric vehicle brands.

The smart home ChargePoint EV charger moves a step further with its charging schedule ability. With your ChargePoint app, you can easily schedule your charging rate; you can track all of your charging in one place and plan a reminder so that you will not forget to plug in. The other added advantage is that the ChargePoint is easy to install. All you need to do is to hire any licensed electrician and get a 240V, 40A and a 2-pole circuit breaker then you can complete your installation without any delay.  The ChargePoint EV charger works with Alexa and this gives you the opportunity to manage your home charging with your voice. Wow! Charging made simple indeed! With all these features, the ChargePoint EV charger offers a 3-year warranty for all buyers. 

Essential Features

  • It works with all EV brands including: Chevy Volt, Honda Clarity, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and X, Toyota Prius Prime, BMW i3, X5 and 530e, and many more.
  • It is designed with Level 2, 240V, 32 amp electric vehicle (EV) charging point that charges 6x faster than a standard wall outlet and it adds up to 25 miles of range per hour
  • The plug-in station (for the indoor installation only) makes use of a NEMA 6-50 outlet.
  • Package dimensions is 19.1 x 14.9 x 9.6 inches
  • Price £491.66
  • It has a 25Ft cable and many more.


  • It is easy to install.
  • It has a high power rate and capacity.
  • With the ChargePoint app, charging becomes easier.
  • It uses 40% less energy on average than any other car chargers. 


  • There is only level 2 of the charger.
  • It does not support OLEV grant.
  • It does not support solar power

 Are you interested in installing a ChargePoint EV Charger, get a free quote for supply and installation today.

Wallbox Pulsar Plus Home Charger

Wallbox Pulsar Plus Home Charger
Wallbox Pulsar Plus Home Charger

When you talk of compact chargers available on the market that can fit into almost any garage, the Pulsar Plus comes to mind. It is available with Type 1 and Type 2 cables. The Wallbox Pulsar  plus is one of the unrivalled home chargers that give you a fast charging experience and it is a new model of the Pulsar brand that is designed with Ethernet and WiFi connectivity. You will experience a 3x faster than a 3-pin plug charging speed for the 7.4kW and a 10x faster than a three-pin plug charging speed for the 22kW (which is for larger domestic dwellings commercial buildings.) 

With the aid of Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, you can send each programmed operation of your Pulsar Plus to the Wallbox app for you to be able to monitor and be in charge of your charging. All you have to do is to download the free wallbox application for either your android or iOS device. 

The Pulsar Plus comes with a cable of 5m length and a 7m optional length that makes it easier for you to park your car at your own pace and taste while you get it charged. It is a universal EV charger, which also works with various brands of Electric Vehicle.

Essential Features

  • Model Pulsar
  • Connector type Type 1 or 2
  • Dimensions 166x163x82mm (without cable)
  • Weight 1.9kg (without cable) 
  • Output 7.4kW(1 Phase) & 22kW (3 Phase)
  • Input voltage 230V (1P) & 400V (3P)
  • It makes use of Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for communication.
  • Price £809 VAT included


  • It is very compact and easy to install.
  • It is dynamic (available for Home and Commercial use)
  • It gives control over energy consumption with the access to Wallbox app.
  • It gives room for low cost charging through its charging sessions schedule ability. 


  • OLEV grant does not cover it. Hence, it is expensive.
  • It does not give room for renewable energy.

Looking to install a wallbox smart charging? Get a bespoke quote today.

Wallbox Copper Smart Charging Station

Wallbox Copper Smart Charging Station
Wallbox Copper Smart Charging Station

If your looking for the most innovative company producing electric charging stations for vehicles, WallBox are certainly pioneers of the industry. There latest smart home charging station the Copper, is probably the best yet. Its latest technology “Facial Recognition”  allows you to charge your car without having to punch in a pin code or press a button internally on the house. Even though it is packing the latest technology it is  still one of the smallest smart charging station around and it offers the best combination of technology and functions that is designed with Ethernet and WiFi connectivity. One important feature of this charger is its face technology and sense technology which make it easier to operate the charge with the use of your gesture.

The Wallbox Copper is designed to work with all brand of electric vehicles. With the aid of Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, you can send each programmed operation of your Wallbox Copper to the Wallbox app for you to be able to monitor and be in charge of your charging. All you have to do is to download the free wallbox application for either your android or iOS device. 

The Wallbox Copper comes with a cable of 5m and 10m length that make it easier for you to park your car at your own pace and taste while you get it charged. With the wallbox application, you can adjust the power output of your copper charger either manually or automatically via Home Sharing. The app also makes it possible to lock your charger remotely in the local network or online when you are far away from your charger. 

Essential Features

  • Model Copper
  • Connections It uses Bluetooth, WiFi and Ethernet
  • Dimensions 167x167x54.5mm (without cable)
  • Weight 3.5-4.5kg (without cable) 
  • Output 7.4kW(1 Phase) & 22kW (3 Phase)
  • Max Power 22kW
  • User Face recognition and sense technology
  • It makes use of Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for communication.
  • Price £805 – 905 


  • It is very compact and easy to install.
  • It is dynamic (available for Home and Commercial use)
  • It gives control over energy consumption with the access to Wallbox app.
  • It gives room for low cost charging through its charging sessions schedule ability. 


  • OLEV grant does not cover it. Hence, it is expensive.
  • It does not give room for renewable energy.

The WallPod EV HomeSmart

The WallPod EV HomeSmart
The WallPod EV HomeSmart

The WallPod EV charging point is the latest among the range of smart EV charging Points created by Rolec EV, a leading UK’s EV charging station manufacturing company. The WallPod is specifically for home use to serve the need of every driver who wishes to charge their cars easily and faster in the comfort of their home. 

This EV charger has the approval of OLEV grant, which makes it less costly for anyone who wishes to buy it. It is set to make it easy and simple for every Electric vehicle owner to remotely manage and track their charging point through their smartphones or laptops. 

The WallPod EV HomeSmart offers industry standard Mode 3 communication and a fast charging speed of either 3.6 kW(16A) or 7.2kW(32A) through a socket connection or tethered lead. In addition to all these is its compatibility with all EVs.

With £295, you can have access to a WallPod EV HomeSmart provided you are eligible for the OLEV grant. 

Essential Features

  • It supports mobile App controlled smart Charging
  • It supports GPRS connectivity
  • It has the charging speed of 3.6 kW (16A) & 7.2kW (32A).
  • It has a built-in DC sensitive protective device
  • A built-in LED charging status indicator
  • A built-in GPRS communication antenna
  • IP65 Weather proof & UV resistant and many more.


  • It has secured communication
  • It saves money and reduces your carbon emission.
  • It is easy to utilise and set up.
  • It has weather prove ability.
  • It has location locator ability (GPRS communication antenna)


  • It is only ideal for Home use but can function only for light commercial use.
  • The 3.6kW is only suitable for all night charging since it takes it approximately 8 hours to fully charge.

Here at EV Cable Shop we feel that the smart homes charging stations above are currently the best in the UK, you can select your preference and make your experience with your electric vehicle a memorable one. 

The Zappi Eco-Smart EV Charger

The Zappi Eco-Smart EV Charger
The Zappi Eco-Smart EV Charger

Bring a little extra sunshine into your life with the interesting Zappi Eco-Smart home electric vehicle charger. As with other EV chargers, this unit is installed into a home’s electrical system but, with the Zappi, it can also be powered by free solar energy. This technical innovation means potentially that in addition to zero emissions there could also be zero fueling costs.

Clearly this means that solar panels, or possibly even wind generation, need to be deployed on the property but even without this could still be the right home unit for you. By solar supplementing a building’s electrical supply during daylight hours an EV could be topped at up no cost and at night consume only energy at economy rates. Even if there is no solar option don’t worry, the Zappi still makes for a reliable and cost-effective solution for home EV charging.

The programmable Zappi offers a choice of fast or eco charging modes. In eco-mode the power is continuously adjusted in response to electricity use elsewhere in the home. The single phase 7kW version is suitable for domestic use, while business users will like the 22kW version which is ideal for commercial properties with three-phase electricity. Although, as with all chargers, a professional, qualified electrician is required for installation, the Zappi Eco-Smart is straightforward to install and it comes with integral features that many domestic chargers do not have, such as load-balancing, to prevent tripping of the available supply. Be happy with a Zappi.

Essential Features

  • Programmable timer
  • Economy tariff sensing
  • RCD circuit breaker for extra safety
  • Dynamic load-balancing
  • Weatherproof


  • Remote control and monitoring option
  • Solar or wind power compatible
  • Boost functions
  • Available with Type 1 or Type 2 connectors.


  • Modest price premium
  • No untethered option

JuiceBox Pro 32 Home EV Charging Station

JuiceBox Pro 32 Smart Home Charger
JuiceBox Pro 32 Smart Home Charger

The regular use of electric vehicles is gaining ground as drivers come to terms with the new technology. Home charging is straightforward but is made easier and much faster by the use of a dedicated charging unit. The beauty of dedicated electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), commonly known as a home charging station, is that there is no need to search around for somewhere to charge your electric vehicle. That’s where the JuiceBox Pro 32 comes in. This is a small yet durable 7.4kW, 32 amp charging station that is hardwired into your home’s existing electrical system providing a twenty-four hour, seven-day a week personal service.

The JuiceBox Pro 32 goes further by allowing network access to the system via your computer or smartphone. This in turn enables the user to schedule a charging session and, what’s more, view energy metering information and other useful information. Functions are indicated on the panel via indicator lights and users can even control the unit using voice control via Amazon Echo or similar devices.

This unit offers an extra-long Type 2 ev charging cable which allows for a little flexibility when parking adjacent. you don’t have to park super close to the EVSE to charge your car battery. Rated for indoor or outdoor use this advanced home charging station is strong and both weather and fire proof. This is a very popular and well-regarded unit that’s well worth considering.

Essential Features

  • WiFi enabled
  • Extra long charging cable
  • Type 2 suits most brands of vehicle
  • Ideal for using with cheaper off-peak electricity.


  • Solid, durable build quality
  • Adjustable power output
  • Ease of use
  • Charging history recorded
  • Future-proofed. Buying a smart, 32-amp fast charger means there’s no need to upgrade later.


  • Tethered only. Cannot use an alternate cable
  • Does not offer solar power charging

Looking to install a JuiceBox Pro 32 at home? Get a free quote today.

Ohme Intelligent Home Wall Charger

Ohme Intelligent Ohme Wall Charger
Ohme Intelligent Wall Charger

Most EV drivers looking to set up a home charging station expect to enjoy cost-saving and easy management of their unit. The Ohme Intelligent wall charger delivers on both fronts. This simple and compact unit is well suited for domestic use. It is a single-phase chargepoint with a power capacity of up to 7.4kW that capably ensures a full charge overnight. It is tethered, coming with a 5m cable with Type 1 and 2 connectors. There is also the option of a 32A commando socket and standard 3-pin plug.

The Ohme Intelligent wall charger features green options whereby it can be set to charge your vehicle when electricity tariffs are at their lowest or even when renewable electricity is available. This is easily done using the Ohme app that can be freely downloaded. The unit is compatible with all EV vehicles and comes with a built-in prepaid SIM card. The app also works in tandem with the unit’s ‘Brainbox’ to allow users to track their CO2 consumption and fleet managers to identify which vehicles have been charged through geo-mapping. The app can also be voice-activated and controlled on your smartphone.

Despite its ‘green’ benefits, the unit itself comes in simple black color and can be easily wall-mounted. It has OLEV accreditation, allowing EV owners that use accredited OLEV approved EV charging installers to enjoy a £350 grant on home charging station installations. This charger is available at a price of £495 (subject to successful OLEV grant), with the Type 2, Commando, and 3-pin connectors available at £400 each.

Essential Features

  • Optimisable for green energy and battery life
  • Programmable charging schedule
  • Fast charging at 32S/7.4kW
  • It can track CO2 consumption per mile
  • It is a tethered ChargePoint with Type 1 and 2 connectors
  • It has voice-activated controls via the Ohme app
  • It comes with a built-in SIM card with 3G/4G connectivity for easy setup


  • It controls charging times to take advantage of the lowest tariffs
  • Neat and compact design
  • It is easy to install and use
  • OLEV accredited


  • Low power capacity best suited for domestic and light commercial use
  • No untethered option

Looking to have an affordable yet reliable EV charging unit installed at home? Click here to receive a free quote.

Andersen A2 Stylish & Smart EV Charging Point

Anderson EV Stylish & Smart Electric Car Charging Point
Anderson EV Stylish & Smart Electric Car Charging Point

With the Andersen A2, you gain the benefit of style and functionality all rolled into one. This ergonomically designed unit is IP65 rated waterproof, ensuring you can continue to safely and reliably use it even under the wettest conditions. Its construction allows for the highly flexible Evoflek integrated cable to be discreetly hidden out of sight when not in use. This much-praised feature allows users to maintain a much neater garage space or simple charging point. When in use, you get to enjoy 7kW-22kW fast charging speeds. It comes with the option of a 5.5m or 8.5m cable for 7kW charging, and a 6.5m cable for 22kW charging (suitable for larger domestic dwellings and commercial properties).

The front panel features understated LED indicator lights to let you know the charging status. This unit is equipped with a Konnect 2.0 processor that enables smart connectivity. You can link it to your smartphone to conveniently and remotely check on charging status and track energy costs. Bluetooth connectivity helps to make set up easier. The Andersen A2 comes in an array of attractive and durable designs to choose from including 4 wood effect and 8 metal finishes. These bespoke designs are a great option for homeowners who desire a high-end car charging station that matches their desired aesthetic.

The charger is compatible with all electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles. As an added security feature, the Andersen A2 comes with a remote locking feature that allows you to secure your chargepoint using just your phone, day or night. Being OLEV grant approved helps to reduce the cost of this unit that is currently priced from £995. You can get up to £350 savings when installing this EV charging station through an approved installer. Businesses, local government offices, and charities may also qualify for a £350 discount voucher under the Workplace Charging Scheme(WCS), if looking to install a station for their fleets, staff and customers.

Essential Features

  • It is compatible with all electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles
  • It has a power capacity rate of 7kW-22kW
  • Uses Tethered Type 1 or 2 cables with a concealed compartment for connector
  • It has a modular and customisable design
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Price from £995 (before OLEV and WCS grants)


  • Highly compact and stylish designed
  • Easy installation and monitoring of energy consumption
  • Power capacity of 7kW-22kW
  • Suitable for home and commercial installation with OLEV ad WCS grant approval


  • Does not use renewable energy sources like solar
  • Utilises tethered cable only

Interested in having the Andersen A2 installed? Click here for a free quote.

Project EV EVA-07S Charging Station

Project EV EVA-07S Charging Station (2)
Project EV EVA-07S Charging Station

If you are looking for a combination of reliability and affordability, then it does not get any better than the Project EV EVA-07S. This “no-frills” option comes with a simple plastic shell casing that works well in protecting interior components from adverse weather. When it comes to sizing it does lean towards the larger side with a side-mounted charging socket. It juts out from the wall up to 129mm and is about the size of an A4 paper. The unit weighs in at 7 kilograms and can be wall or pole mounted.

It is fast charging with capacity ranging from 7kW-22kW. This makes it suitable for use in both domestic dwellings and commercial premises. The charging station comes untethered so you will need to make a separate purchase for a cable or use the one supplied with your vehicle. It is fortunately compatible with all electric vehicles. It requires earth rod installing that is less expensive thanks to the reduced need for groundwork and inspection chambers.

Although quite basic in design and set-up, the EVA-07S does come with some smart features that you would expect with more expensive EV chargers. It can be remotely controlled via the free Project EV app, which is helpful with scheduling off-peak charging to avoid higher tariffs. The app has however been reported to be somewhat buggy and needs improvements. The EVA-07S also comes with a solar function that can help to further save on utility costs. This, however, requires CT clamps installing that can add to the cost. The unit is currently priced at £732 and does qualify for an OLEV grant (capped at £500).

Essential Features

  • Programmable charging timer
  • It has a power capacity of 7kW-22kW
  • Simple sturdy dual-colour design
  • It has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Untethered (socket only) charger, Type 2 connector
  • It has on-board RCD isolation
  • It comes with a 3-year warranty


  • Real-time monitoring via Project EV app
  • Intelligent power adjustment
  • Solar compatible
  • Moderate pricing with OLEV accreditation


  • The app is not user friendly
  • Bulky sized and weighty design

To get a free quote on the price of purchasing and installing this charger, click here.

Why You Should Get a Charging Station

Are you confronted with the question of why you have to get a charging point fixed at your home? At least, there are lot of available means of charging your EV. So, why bother about getting a charging station for your home. This is a possible thought you might have, however, there are certain benefits you stand to get by installing a charging station in your home and you cannot enjoy such benefits if you use public charging points. You can charge your Electric car from the mains through an extension lead, you can charge it at a public charging point and you can install a charging point at home. Below are the reasons you should get a charging station installed in your home.

  • Home EV Charging Stations cost less

The home EV charging stations are less expensive because the OLEV grant often gives every buyer a 75% discount of the actual cost of the charger. The amount paid by OLEV is as much as £500 and this makes every other expenses lesser. Though you will have to pay for the installation, your subsequent payments will be much cheaper. The cost you spend afterwards may be as low as £3 depending on the model of your car and your electricity tariff.

  • It is more Convenient to use

Having an EV charging station fixed in your home makes you charge your electric vehicle at your own pace without any need to do it out of compulsion or fear. It gives you a sense of absolute control without relying on any public charging station to charge your electric vehicle.  The convenience you get by having an EV charging station fixed at your home includes, not waiting in line for the person ahead of you to finish charging before you charge your car. Home charging makes it feasible for you to charge your car at home in the evening after the day’s work while you do other things and you may only be required to charge your car in public charging stations when you are on a journey.

  • You Charge Faster Using Home EV Charging Station

You can get your car charged between 1 and 7 hours depending on the size of the electric vehicle charging station you install. Using the home EV charging station is faster than the mains that takes minimum of 6 hours to fully charge and the public charging points are slower except if you use a rapid charging point and this is not quite expensive. Hence, you charge within a reasonable amount of time at a cheaper rate when you install a home EV charging station.

  • Home EV Charging Stations Tend to have Positive Effect on your Battery Life

Just like every other batteries, an electric car battery also drains and loses its efficiency with charging over time. It is better to have your electric car almost fully charged rather than having it charged fully. This will aid the battery life and it is easier for you to do this when you are in charge of charging your electric vehicle yourself.

These are the reasons you may consider to go for a home EV charging station. If you have decided to get yourself one, you will be confronted with questions on how to install it. Here is the answer to your question.

How to Install your Home EV Charging Station

There are three types of electric car charging stations and each of them has their method of installation.

How to Install a Level 1 Electric Vehicle Charger

The Level 1 EV chargers is the easiest to install. It comes with your electric vehicle and does not require any spectacular method of installation.  You are required to simply plug your Level 1 charger into a standard 120 volt wall outlet and it is ready for use. The Level 1 charging system does not have any extra costs associated with an installation, and you can set the entire charging system up without a professional.

How to Install a Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger

Level 2 EV charger uses 240 volts of electricity unlike the level 1. This gives it its ability of offering faster charging time. However, it requires a special installation procedure as a standard wall outlet only provides 120 volts. Installing a level 2 EV charger requires you to run 240 volts from your breaker panel to the location of your charger, it requires a double-pole circuit breaker that will help in doubling the circuit voltage to 240 volts and it requires a 4-strand cable. The technicality involved in the installation of the level 2 EV charger makes it a necessity for you to hire a professional electrician for the installation.

How to Install a Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charger

The Level 3 charging stations also called DC Fast Chargers are not for home installation. They are primary meant for use in commercial and industrial settings, as they are usually expensive and require specialised and powerful equipment for their operation. The level 3 EV charger requires the help of a professional electrician for its installation.

Advantages of smart home ev charging stations

1. More Efficient

Smart chargers can help perform other tasks, like communicating with the utility company for the best energy deals. They give the user more control over the energy thanks to in-built software communicating directly to Wi-Fi and allowing full control of timings and charge rates. Best of all, in line with national standards, a smart home charger help to improve our personal clean energy targets in a cost effective way.

2. Control from anywhere

Not only do smart home ev charger allow us to become more cost effective but they also allow us to live a more relaxed lifestyle. There is no need to worry if you have left your car on charge, do you have enough miles charge to get home. You can simply check all these details and more on your mobile phone from anywhere in the world with a few simply clicks on your mobile phone.

3. Locating charging stations

Another benefit of smart charging is it give you a real time analysis of which public charging stations are free to use and which are in use. Allowing you to navigate to the nearest smart ev charger without being disappointed. In future you will also be allowed to share your smart home charging station if its is not in use. This could bring in some extra income whilst also helping other electric car drivers. The owner of the smart ev charging station can assign your station to a network or allow individual family or friends use.

4. Easily monitor electricity consumption

Majority of the homes in the UK are not set up with smart meter for electricity and gas. Add a smart home charging station will allow you to easily monitor the electricity consumption of your EVs. This will be displayed on the smart home app, using this information you can quickly identify if it is cost effective to charge you car at home, at work or even in a public charging station.



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Can I get an OLEV grant with a smart home EV charger?

The OLEV grant a government founded scheme and is run by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. This grant offers you £500 towards the funding of the installation and purchase of an electric car charger. Although there are certain requirements to meet, to qualify for the OLEV grant. 

Such as: 

  • You must have purchased an OLEV eligible electric car or plugin hybrid from 01/10/2016 onwards. The car will still be eligible if it is older then this date, they just requested that the vehicle has been purchased since this date. 
  • You must have private off-street parking, where a charging cable will not cross a pedestrian pavement. The grant will only cover people with off-street parking. 
  • Your smart home EV charger must be OLEV approved. All the smart EV chargers we provide are OLEV approved but if you require a detailed list click the link here
  • The date of installation should not be more than four months prior to the date of the delivery of the electric vehicle. So, if your electric car is a few months away from being collected or delivered, you might have to wait until closer to this time to apply for the OLEV grant. 
  • Finally, you must use an OLEV approved installer. It will be the installer of the charging station that will be able to claim the grant on your behalf. 
Do you need a specific electric car to claim it? 

Yes, you need to have an OLEV approved vehicle to be eligible for the grant. There is a full list of Electric Vehicles that are eligible for the OLEV grant here. As you probably expect the majority of popular UK car brands are listed as eligible including Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Volvo and much more. View the full list here: Vehicles eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. The way the government decides if the cars are eligible relates to CO2 emissions. The vehicle must emit less than 75 grams per kilometer of CO2, this means that all fully electric cars automatically become eligible for the grant, but also some hybrid cars are able to qualify for the grant. 

If you are interested in claiming the OLEV grant, it would be best to speak to the installers of your smart home EV charger. They will help guide you through the process. 

“Tethered” or “Untethered” Smart Home EV Charger?

For owners of electric cars, the addition of a home charging station installed on the driveway or in the garage makes absolute sense, rather than the older, basic three-pin plug route. better still, make it a smart charger and they become more versatile and useful. The only one issue, as always with new technology, is getting to grips with what it all means and that includes the terminology.

For example, it is possible to buy charging stations that are untethered or have a charging cable already attached. Why should they be different; isn’t it better if one size fits all? Not necessarily. Having a choice means being able to choose a method that ideally suits the user.

An untethered unit (also sometimes known as a socket-only or universal charger) means there is no charging cable attached to the unit or supplied with it. The beauty of this is that the user can utilise both Type 1 and Type 2 connecting cables to suit the EV. This is especially useful when changing vehicle for a different brand. In this case however it will be necessary to purchase these leads separately unless they are part of the original equipment. If this sounds like too much hassle then the choice of a smart charging station that comes with a cable attached, or tethered, is an alternative.

Can I Fit a Smart Home Charger Myself?

The good news is that for new installations, an OLEV (Office for Low Emission vehicles) grant towards the cost can be claimed from the UK Government. Claimants must prove ownership of the vehicle, purchased or leased; but that’s straightforward. As of 1st April 2020, the grant has been lowered from a maximum of £500 down to a maximum of £350: Still, every little helps; but there’s a catch. The grant can only be claimed by installers authorised by OLEV and that have approval from a charge point manufacturer to install their accredited equipment.

Essentially this means that if an owner self-installs a home charging point, then the grant cannot be claimed. Obviously, money will be saved by taking the DIY route, and it is possible, but this really is a job for a fully qualified electrician. It’s not complex but expert knowledge of how a household electrical system works is a must. If in doubt, get an authorised spark in and claim that grant.


  • Debbie Gillespie

    Debbie's journey in the EV (Electric Vehicle) industry spans over an impressive seven-year stretch, during which she has consistently demonstrated her passion and commitment to the fusion of cutting-edge technology and eco-friendly practices. What sets Debbie apart is not just her vast experience, but also her insatiable curiosity about the developments and innovations in the sector. Her dedication ensures she is invariably informed about the newest models, breakthroughs, and industry insights. Colleagues and peers often turn to her for guidance, valuing her comprehensive knowledge and objective perspective. Her enthusiasm for sustainability combined with her technical expertise makes her an invaluable asset in the EV landscape. Over the years, Debbie has attended numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars, further solidifying her status as a leading figure in the domain. Whether it's a discussion about the latest battery technology or debates on infrastructure challenges, Debbie is at the forefront, driving change and championing sustainability.

2 comments on “Best Smart Home EV Chargers UK
  1. Most EVSE manufacturers sell both 16 and 25 foot chargers, with the longer chargers usually priced a little bit higher. When considering EVSE cable length, imagine where your car and the charging station will be positioned. Ask yourself: How far from the charging station will the car’s outlet be? 

  2. Considering the amount of big brands in the automotive market its amazing that you don’t see the larger brands competing such as BMW, Mercedes Etc. They are speaking to the electric car customer at there first interaction point how they are not dominating this market is unbelievable.

    Is there any reason why the large automotive brands haven’t enter this market place?

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