Your guide to choosing an EV charger - We Power Your Car
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Your guide to choosing an EV charger

Choosing the right EV charger can be tricky. The chargers that come with your EV are impractical and the choice of alternatives are staggering. From tethered or socketed charging to specification and price, there are many factors that need to be considered when choosing an EV charger. At We Power Your Car, we make deciding easier, recommending only what suits your setup.

The process begins with your car make and model. The 3-pin plug chargers that EVs come with take a really long time to charge, with 5 miles of range per hour tops. Our charging units guarantee to charge up to 3.5x quicker and are compatible with all electric and hybrid cars so whatever vehicle you own; we will have a charger for you.

We also take into account where you’re planning on charging your EV so we can understand the best possible place to install it. Will it be attached to the garage, on the side of your house or elsewhere? The location of your charging unit will then determine which installation option is best suited for you.

Our expert engineers always know what’s new in the EV industry, so you will get the very latest charging tech with the right expertise. This is crucial in ensuring the highest possible safety in EV charging. Charging with cables that the manufacturer supplies can involve using a dangerous mess of extension leads and isn’t recommended as a long-term solution. We also use O-pen earthing which is much easier to install and is much safer than earth rods, where applicable.

Once you’ve chosen your charger, we make every step of EV charger installation simple for you. The final considerations when choosing your EV charger will depend on any added features, budget, or personal style preference. Depending on exactly what you’re looking for, there are plenty of features to choose from:

  • Smart phone control
  • Solar ready
  • Charge scheduling
  • Intelligent charging
  • Pin security
  • Compact design
  • Remote locking
  • Smart reporting
  • Colour options

However, a key consideration for most people will be the price and that’s why we offer a wide range of price points to suit every budget. You can also get support from the government of up to £350 (including VAT) off the cost of installing a charger at home through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

Choosing the ideal design, specification, and price of an EV charger can be challenging. But whatever your EV and setup, we’ve got the charger for you. We’ll recommend the best chargers for you, then you can choose the one you want.

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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.

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 for the Homecharger covers the majority of homes in the UK and includes the following: