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Blog – Find The Right EV Charger For You

Picking a home EV charger is no easy feat. It’s a long-term investment and with the number of different units out there; it’s hard to tell which one will be a perfect fit.

So, to help make your decision easier, we have created this blog. We have categorised each of our EV chargers. So, depending on your charging needs, for example, whether you are after the most economical, the smallest, or the most technologically advanced EV charger, we will have a charging point for you.

We will also be discussing some of the smart features that each unit possesses, so if you need help understanding what these different EV charger features mean, please read our blog here.

So, let’s find you your perfect match!

The All-Rounder:

Easee One

Easee One Grey EV Charger

This Norwegian EV Charger does it all at a tremendous middle-ground price point. With a sleek, minimalist, Scandinavian design, the Easee One not only looks good but has several one-of-a-kind features.

Don’t worry about choosing between a tethered or a socketed EV Charger with the Easee One. With the Cable Lock feature, you can simply swap between the two with a touch of a button. Just plug your cable into your EV charger and permanently lock it in the Easee App. This feature will give it the use and appearance of a tethered charger, and the cable can only be removed once unlocked on the app. No need to worry about theft!

In terms of style, it’s also 69% smaller than your standard EV charger and has an interchangeable front cover. If you ever fancy sprucing up your EV charger, you can upgrade the outer cover to either *White, Red, Blue, or Anthracite, revamping your charger and its aesthetics, so you never get bored.

Are you worried about your Wi-Fi or mobile connectivity? Don’t worry. The Easee One has Wi-Fi connectivity and is equipped with a build-in-e-sim for mobile communication.

If you are after a premium EV charger without the high price tag, the Easee One is for you. To read more about the Easee One, click here.

Solar No
Power Rating 7kW
Compatibility Socketed Only (but can function as tethered with Cable Lock).
Colour Choice Black (standard). White, Anthracite, Red or Blue (Optional Extra – Added Cost)
Product Warranty 3-Years
OZEV Approved Yes
Open PEN Protection (No Earth Rod) Yes
RFID Yes (Added Extra)
App Yes
Plug & Play No
Wi-Fi Connection Yes
Mobile Connection Yes

*Please note the Easee comes with a black cover as standard. Other covers are at an additional cost of £45.

The Most Economical:

EN Plus Smart Home 7kW

*The EN Plus can be purchased and installed for £599, which means it is one of the cheapest EV chargers on the market. Not only that, but it has a simple and streamlined design that doesn’t need an earth rod. With Open PEN Protection, no additional costly groundwork is necessary, and you receive a more aesthetically pleasing charger. Furthermore, you can connect your EV charger to your Wi-Fi and use the app to manage your charging. Alternatively, you can use “Plug & Plug” or an RFID card to charge.

If you are looking for an entry-level, no-frills “does what it says on the tin” charger, the EN Plus is for you. To find out more about the EN Plus EV charger, please click here.

Solar No
Power Rating 7kW
Compatibility Tethered Only.
Colour Choice Black Only.
Product Warranty 3-Year Warranty
OZEV Approved Yes
Open PEN Protection (No Earth Rod) Yes
RFID Yes
App Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Wi-Fi Connection Yes
Mobile Connection No

* Please note that this price is for standard installations only. If your installation is not standard, the price will be different.

The Most Sustainable:

Smappee EV Wall

Clean look, clean charging – the Smappee EV Wall is a beautiful yet compact unit that has solar compatibility built-in at no extra cost. Charge your EV for free and help the planet simultaneously by utilising this eco-friendly solar charging feature.

When you purchase the Smappee from We Power Your Car, it comes with the Smappee Infinity as standard (usually an additional cost from Smappee). Therefore, not only does the Smappee EV Wall allow you to charge using solar energy, but Smappee’s Artificial Intelligence can help you improve your self-sufficiency. Real-time and historical data information can be viewed on your App and an online Dashboard. This smart energy management system means you can monitor your electrical and solar consumption, helping you reduce energy waste in your home and reduce costs.  The clever unit can also find & utilise the lowest energy rate through your App and help you save on residential charging costs.

Fancy earning some money? With the Smappee EV Wall, you can use the QR to allow other people to charge at your Smappee unit and get paid for those charging sessions! Stick your QR sticker on the outside of your Smappee Charger and sign up to the Smappee payment services to enable your neighbours (or others!) to charge using your Smappee. By scanning the QR code, the App will automatically open, and the payment process will start. You will then get the money wired to your account by Smappee! This is an incredibly unique feature that not only benefits you and your neighbourhood, but also your bank account.

If you are interested in mixing sustainability, solar, and style, or if you fancy making a little bit of money on the side, the Smappee EV Wall is the one for you. If you want to learn more about the Smappee, please click here.

Solar Yes
Power Rating 7kW
Compatibility Socketed or Tethered.
Colour Choice White only.
Product Warranty 3-Years
OZEV Approved Yes
Open PEN Protection (No Earth Rod) Yes
RFID Yes
App Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Wi-Fi Connection Yes
Mobile Connection No

 

Compatible with the Most Energy Tariffs (Including Octopus Energy):

Ohme Home Pro

Whilst all the EV chargers we stock are capable of scheduled charging; the Ohme Home Pro is the only charger compatible with all UK electricity tariffs, including the infamous Octopus Energy Tariff. With the Ohme, you can take advantage of regular and smart times of use, offering you lower charging costs. The Octopus Tariff also allows you to negative charge, where you can gain surplus cash in your Ohme App account when you charge your EV at off-peak times. You will then have this surplus cash credited into your Ohme App to use further down the line so that you can charge for FREE. Please click here to read more on #getpaidtocharge with the Ohme Home Pro.

Another Ohme highlight is the never-before-seen LCD screen, which you can use to manage and control your charger, or you can use the Ohme App if the screen is not for you. In addition to this, the Ohme uses 4G mobile connectivity to connect with the app and unit, which results in a fast and seamless connection to the Ohme app. *This is great if you live somewhere remote and struggle with a stable Wi-Fi connection.

If you are someone who is cost-savvy and loves a good deal, the Ohme Home Pro can help keep your charging costs low and your energy high.

Solar No
Power Rating 7kW
Compatibility Tethered only.
Colour Choice Black only.
Product Warranty 3-Years
OZEV Approved Yes
Open PEN Protection (No Earth Rod) Yes
RFID No
App Yes
Plug & Play No
Wi-Fi Connection No
Mobile Connection Yes

*Please note that a strong mobile signal is needed for the Ohme’s multi net 4G Sim Card connectivity to work. The Ohme charger connects to the main four networks – Three, EE, O2 and Vodafone. If the signal is unreliable, the smart features will not work correctly.

The Smallest:

EO Mini Pro 2

The EO Mini Pro 2 is the world’s smallest EV charger, so if neat and discreet is what you are after – we have just found the perfect charging point for you.

With a simple, small, yet modern design, the British-made charger comes in a choice of black, silver, white, and blue, meaning you make it your own at no additional cost.

Despite its small stature, the EO Mini Pro 2 remains smart and safe. With Wi-Fi connectivity, charge scheduling, and home power balancing, this charger has great staple features. A worthy mention is the EO Mini Pro 2’s locking feature. If you are going away, you can disable the EO Mini Pro 2 by tapping the padlock on the main screen of the EO app. Your charger will be unable to charge and, therefore, not susceptible to energy theft.

The EO Mini Pro 2 is small in size yet big in power. To read more about the EO Mini Pro 2, please click here.

Solar Yes (Optional Extra – Added Cost)
Power Rating Up to 7.2kW
Tethered or Socketed Socketed and Tethered Available
Compatibility Type 1 or 2
Colour Choice Black, Silver, White, or Blue (No Additional Cost)
Product Warranty 3-Years
OZEV Approved Yes
Open PEN Protection (No Earth Rod) No
RFID No
App Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Wi-Fi Connection Yes
Mobile Connection No

The Flashiest:

Hypervolt Home 2.0

Hypervolt EV Charger

If you follow the latest tech trends and only invest in the best technology, then the Hypervolt Home 2.0 is the EV charger for you.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Hypervolt is a sophisticated and contemporary looking EV charger with exclusive features. With Smart Home Integration – a never been seen before feature – you can sync your Hypervolt charger with Amazon Alexa. With this integration, you can easily control various elements of your Hypervolt, such as LED brightness and charge scheduling – by simply using your voice. The Hypervolt also offers free over the air software updates, ensuring your charger is automatically upgraded to the latest firmware, benefiting you with new features from the get-go.

You can use your solar panels to charge up your electric vehicle for FREE! The Hypervolt software is compatible with all installations, and solar compatibility is built-in already with three different charging options to choose from – Eco Mode, Boost Mode and Super Eco Mode.

If you are a tech lover – there is no other EV charger for you. To read more about the Hypervolt Home 2.0, click here.

Solar Yes
Power Rating 7kW
Compatibility Tethered Only.
Colour Choice UltraWhite or UltraBlack (No Additional Cost)
Product Warranty 3-Years
OZEV Approved Yes
Open PEN Protection (No Earth Rod) Yes
RFID No
App Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Wi-Fi Connection Yes
Mobile Connection No

All the EV chargers we stock here at We Power Your Car are specifically picked out by our Managing Director. We offer a variety of socketed and tethered units, and all our chargers are smart units. All the EV chargers are single-phase, OZEV approved, and have at least a 3-year warranty.

Still unsure which EV is for you? Our expert advisers are standing by to take your calls on 03333 44 96 99 to offer you their expert and unbiased advice. Alternatively, you can access our webchat service on our contact page or email us at [email protected]. 

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Tethered charger

This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.

Socketed charger

This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.

Spread over a 60 month period.

Also available over 24, 36 and 48 month periods.

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Your order is not confirmed until your application has been approved.

Underground cable

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.

Overhead cable

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.

Standard Installation
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.

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.