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How much does it cost to install a home electric car charger?

How much does it cost to install an electric car charger at home in the UK?

If you have already made the switch to electric, you may be considering installing a home EV charger on your property. No longer will you have to queue at busy public charging points or drape dangerous cables from your three-pin plug to charge your electric car – you’ll have access to cheaper, faster, more convenient charging from the get-go.

But if you’re here, you’re probably wondering – how much does it cost to install a home electric car charger in the UK in 2023?

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about home EV charging point installation costs.

How much does it cost to install an electric car charger at home?

Typically, a standard home electric car charger installation costs between £750 – £1,250 in the UK – averaging £1000 for a 7kW home EV charger in 2023. The lower price is the estimated price of an EV charger post-grant.

However, the total cost of a home EV charger and its installation depends on several factors. Why? Because unfortunately, no home EV charger installation is the same. Customers have different wants, needs and building requirements, so it’s always best practice to obtain a quote for your specific circumstances. You never know; you might be eligible for a government grant.

But what factors into the price of an electric car charger at home?

1. The home EV charger

There’s a wide variety of home electric vehicle charger manufacturers on the market, and the list keeps growing as the industry develops.

And not only do you have to choose which charger to go for, but you also have to take in each EV charger’s build, aesthetic, smart features, and, most importantly, price points.

For example, one important factor to consider in terms of the EV home charger itself is whether you’d like a tethered or untethered EV charger – tethered (where the cable is permanently attached to the unit) or untethered (where you can plug and unplug the cable from the charger). Tethered EV chargers are usually slightly more expensive than socketed ones, but not by much – roughly £50-£100. Of course, the longer your tethered EV charging cable, the more expensive your home electric car charger will be. 

Additionally, home electric vehicle chargers all come with an array of different smart charging features. Some more advanced smart features include solar compatibility, load balancing, tariff integration and cable lock. It’s important to note that the more advanced EV chargers, with multiple smart features, will be more expensive. Typically, higher-end EV chargers offering maximum functionality will be over £1000, while your “basic” chargers will be less.

Most importantly, the cost of your home EV charger will depend on whether you have off-street parking. Typically, you can’t have an EV charger installed at home if you have on-street parking. However, with the innovative ChargeArm, you can. But, the cost of a ChargeArm and a home charger is significantly more expensive than a standard EV charger – roughly costing around £2,000 in total.

How much to install an electric car charger at home

2. The EV charging rate

The typical home EV charger is rated at 7kW – and in our professional opinion, you don’t need more than 7kW to charge your car. However, 22kW and 11kW home EV chargers are available if you desperately want a higher charging rate.

But it’s important to note that the cost of a 7kW EV charger is far cheaper than a 22kW charger because a 7kW charger requires a single-phase electricity supply, compared to a 22kW charger that needs a three-phase supply.

Most homes in the UK have single-phase electricity supplies, and upgrading your supply from your local DNO is expensive and time-consuming. On top of that expense, you’ll then have to add the cost of the EV charger (22kW charging points are more expensive than 7kW – think double the price) and then the installation as well (which won’t be standard), meaning the cost will be significantly more than the £800-£1,200 price range.

cost of electric car charger installation at home

3. Home EV charger installation – how much does it cost to install an EV charger at home?

To make matters more complicated, your home EV charger installation costs also depend on a number of factors – charger location, the cable run, if groundworks are required and much more. Most experienced companies offer a standard installation package, meaning if your installation falls within the set boundaries of the laid-out package, you’ll receive a quote for a fixed price – think of it like a package holiday, where everything you’ll need is included. The only additional cost would be a Surge Protection Device. However, you can opt out of this fee if you wish.

80% of home EV charger installations fall within our standard installation package at We Power Your Car, so it’s likely you won’t be subject to additional costs. That being said, non-standard installations do occur, as some properties require more work than others, which will subsequently affect the cost.

 Examples of non-standard work for a home EV charger include:

  • If your cable run is longer than 10 metres
  • Installation of a three-phase electric car charger
  • Additional groundworks
  • If you want your charger mounted on a post instead of on a wall

Non-standards are not a problem for experienced EV charger installers. But it’s important that you’re aware that the cost will be higher than the average due to the additional equipment and labour costs needed to complete the job.

Don’t worry about what installation package you’d fall under – your chosen EV charger company should undertake an online site survey to decide what package you’d fall under so you don’t have to worry. For the online site survey, images and videos of the cable run between your fuse box to where you want your EV charger located and images of your water bonding and gas bonding are needed. Of course, if the job seems more complex or you are struggling with the online site survey, in-person site surveys can be undertaken.

How much to install ev charger at home in the UK

4. Home EV charger grants

Unfortunately, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme that provided £350 towards a home charging point for homeowners ended in March 2021. And while, unfortunately, no government aid is available for single-unit homeowners, the EV chargepoint grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties is available in 2023. With this grant, residents who rent or own flats/apartments are entitled to £350 off the supply and installation of a home EV charger.

Other government grants for electric car chargers are available, which could be used to lower the cost of your EV charger installation. However, not all are applicable to residents wanting to invest in a home EV charger.

  • Businesses, charities, and public sector organisations can apply for up to £14,000 of the cost and installation of EV charging points with the Workplace Charging Scheme – this allows those who have a registered business at their home address to knock £350 off their home EV charger installation.
  • Residential landlords are available for up to 200 grants of £350 each financial year, and commercial landlords can claim 100 grants per financial year with the EV chargepoint grant for landlords.
  • Up to £15,000 is available per grant for staff and fleets as part of small-to-medium-sized businesses with the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets.
  • Energy Saving Trust Scotland offers up to £300 in grant funding for Scottish residents.
  • £30,000 per application is available for residential car parks with the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks.

Learn more about electric vehicle charger grants.


  • A home electric car charger installation costs, on average, between £750 – £1,250 in the UK in 2023. However, the specific costs of an EV home charger depend on a number of factors: the charger type, the charging rate, installation costs and any available grants.

Want to take advantage of faster, cheaper and smarter EV charging? Get in touch for a free, no-obligation home EV charger quote.

Call all our industry experts at 03333 44 96 99 for unbiased advice and guidance. Our lines are open seven days a week, including bank holidays. Alternatively, fill out the contact form below or view our industry-leading range of home EV chargers.

We are NAPIT and TrustMark accredited, in addition to being OZEV approved, meaning we can handle any grant funding for you, both for the home market and the commercial market. And with engineers across the UK, we can install home electric vehicle chargers nationwide – in as little as 8-10 days from DNO approval.

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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.

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You decide the amount of months.

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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.

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.