Are you considering an 11kW EV charger for your electric vehicle (EV) but unsure where to begin? Look no further – our comprehensive guide is here to provide you with all the information you need.
Stay tuned as we provide practical insights to help you navigate the world of 11kW electric car chargers – from 11kW charging times to 11kW compatible EVs and the best 11kW EV chargers on the market.
11kW EV charging is classified as fast charging, with 11kW EV chargers providing approximately 38-40 miles of range per hour at 11 kilowatts. Overall, an 11kW EV charger charges an electric vehicle at a faster rate compared to a 7kW charger but slower than a 22kW EV charger.
Of course, charging your car depends on a number of factors; the state of the battery (full charge or top-up), weather conditions, the number of electric vehicles, and more.
The difference between a 7kW EV charger and an 11kW EV charger is the charging rate – 11kW chargers will charge faster than a 7kW EV charger due to the higher charging rate, adding 38-40 miles of range per hour compared to 7kW chargers that add 25-30 miles of range per hour. 11kW chargers are, therefore, nearly sixty per cent faster than a 7kW charger.
In short, you cannot have an 11kW electric car charger installed on a single-phase electricity supply. Anything higher than 7kW, including 11kW and 22kW EV chargers, will need a three-phase electricity supply in order to provide the higher charging rate – whether at home or at your commercial/workplace property.
Most domestic UK properties have single-phase electricity supplies, so if are interested in upgrading to a three-phase electricity supply, you will need to consult with your local DNO to determine if a three-phase supply can be installed before you can have an 11kW car charger.
Yes, you can have an 11kW EV charger at home. However, as previously stated, you will need a three-phase electricity supply to take advantage of the 11kW charging rate.
In our opinion, if you want a higher EV charging rate, you should opt for a 22kW EV charger rather than an 11kW EV charging point, as upgrading to a three-phase electricity supply is expensive and time-consuming. With little price difference between an 11kW and 22kW EV charger, you might as well invest in the highest charging rate available at home if you are opting to upgrade your electricity supply. Why? Because this could future-proof your unit if you decide to invest in a new EV that can handle higher charging rates.
Another point to consider is your electric vehicle’s maximum onboard charging rate. While EVs can take advantage of higher DC charging rates – such as public chargers at motorway stations at 50kW and above (sometimes referred to as rapid chargers) – each EV has a maximum AC charging rate.
Most EVs have a maximum onboard charging rate of 7kW, which is why 7kW EV charging at home is the most common. Therefore, if your maximum AC onboard charging rate is 7kW and you invest in an 11kW home charger, you, unfortunately, won’t charge any faster.
When it comes down to the choice between a 7kW or 11kW home charger, it’s best to assess how desperately you want the additional charge compared to large the cost of updating the three-phase. That being said, if your electric car has an 11kW or higher onboard charger and you are willing to pay the additional costs, you will charge faster – meaning shorter charging sessions.
The Tesla Model S, Model X and Model Y are the most well-known EVs that are capable of 11kW charging, as long as they have the appropriate charging cable that fits a Type 2 connector and a compatible charging station.
Not only does Tesla stand out by offering 11kW charging, but you can charge your Tesla at even faster speeds with their Supercharger network.
Here are some other popular EV models that can charge at 11kW:
Before opting for an 11kW charger, it’s recommended that you consult your vehicle’s manual or reach out to the manufacturer for specific information on charging options and requirements.
11kW chargers are not unheard of, but most manufacturers produce either 7kW or 22kW EV chargers, making them far from the norm. That being said, there are a select few options out there, including the Tesla 11kW charger – the ‘Wall Connector’ – the WallBox Pulsar Plus 11kW, and the Project EV 11kW – that are dedicated 11kW EV chargers.
However, the best 11kW EV charger is the Easee Charge, in our opinion. And while technically, this EV charger is rated 22kW and not 11kW, it has an adjustable charging rate. So, the Easee Charge can charge your EV from 3.6 kW – 22 kW, meaning you can set your Easee charging robot to charge at 11kW if you wish.
The Easee Charge’s fully dynamic charging power ranging from 1.4 kW to 22 kW, offers flexible and versatile charging options for electric vehicles. This capability allows for both 1-phase and 3-phase charging, accommodating different electricity supplies and charging speeds to match your charging needs.
On average, the home charge point installation cost of an 11kW EV charger will be more than a 7kW EV charger installation. While a standard 7kW home EV charger installation is around £800-£1,200, an 11kW EV charger (not including the upgrade to three-phase) will be more – estimating around £1,200- 1,500 fully installed – not including the additional cost to upgrade to three-phase.
Of course, similar to 7kW, it depends on whether your installation falls under a standard installation – for example if more than 10 metres of cabling is needed, additional costs will be accrued.
As Tesla-approved electricians and Easee Elite installers, we can install the popular Tesla Wall Connector and the Easee Charge. Contact us today to discuss your options, view our range of 7kW smart chargers, or fill in the form below. With engineers across the UK, we can install electric vehicle chargers across the United Kingdom in as little as 8-10 days from DNO approval.
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This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.
This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.
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We lay SWA cable laid at 600mm deep, with a protective cable warning tape laid 150mm above the cable. These are laid on a sand or sifted sand soil bed then backfilled.
We position overhead cables at a minimum height of 3.5m and are run along a catenary wire. The cable run should not be accessible to vehicles.
Our instant price is fixed if it falls within our standard installation package plus any additions that you have selected (extra cabling for example). This package covers the majority of homes in the UK. Before we undertake your installation we will carry out a digital survey to check that nothing has been missed. After reviewing the survey results some additional work may be required in order to complete your installation safely and to the required standards. If this is the case, we will contact you well before the installation date and advise the cost of any required work. You can then continue with your installation, or alternatively we will refund you in full if you do not want to proceed.
Included in our standard installation is :
• Fitting of a single phase charge point to a brick or plaster wall or other suitable permanent structure
• Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter / distribution board and the charge point.
• Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick if this is needed.
• The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the charge point.
• An additional three way consumer unit, if required
• Installation of a Type A RCBO in an RCBO enclosure
• Up to 3 metres of plastic trunking to conceal interior wiring.
• An O-pen earth protection device if the charge point requires it. (This is NOT an earth rod)
• Up to 4 hours of labour from your installer to complete the work.
• Electrical testing of the whole installation.
• Handover and setup of the charge point and any app that may be needed.
Not included in our standard installation (additional work) :
• Where the installation requires additional cabling over and above the amount you have told us about.
• Upgrade/replacement of the main incoming supply fuse where the local DNO (eg Northern Powergrid) would need to attend site.
• If the charge point is to be mounted on a post/pedestal rather than an existing wall and where you have not selected a post as an extra cost option in your order.
• Installation of a charge point to a three phase supply.
• Where gas and water mains bonding (earthing) is not in place at your property. If this is not in place, additional work would be required before installation of the charge point.
• Any groundwork that has not been selected during the order process.
A Surge Protection Device is not included in our standard installation.
What else you need to know :
• On the day of installation, please ensure that the area around your consumer unit (fuse box), incoming electricity supply meter and proposed charge point location (including where the cable is expected to be run) is clear and free of obstructions.
• We will need your WiFi password as part of the installation process in order to connect your charge point to the internet. Please have this available for the installer. Details will not be kept.
• The charge point must be on your own designated off road parking.
• The charger will be fixed in line with current guidelines at a height where it cannot be hit by a vehicle.
• Our installers are not able to enter loft spaces; lift floorboards or flooring; take apart any furniture of work above a height of 2m. If you anticipate that any of this may be required, then please contact us and we can discuss in more detail and provide you with a quotation.
• Should there be extreme weather conditions our installers may not be able to continue with you installation if it is not safe to do so (for example flooding). They will always do their best to complete the work where they can.
If you have any questions then please contact our customer service team who will be happy to help. Please also read our terms and conditions.