Electric Car Charging Installation

Electric car charging points are becoming more in demand as the number of electric cars on the road increases. Empower Energy a range of charging solutions for homes and workplaces around the UK. Empower have experience installing residential, commercial and public sector EV charge points. We can discuss your requirements and quote for the full installation of your charger.

Residential Electric Car Charging Installation

Our range of electric car chargers bring an affordable solution to home charging. Our chargers are perfect for charging-up at home. Just choose your power rating, then your plug type and finally - whether you want software or not. Simple.

Commercial Electric Car Charging Installation

Our electric car charging installations are ideal for charging-up at work.

OLEV Workplace Charging Scheme & Homecharge Schemes

As registered OLEV installers, Empower have teamed up with a range of charging solutions to offer the "workplace charging scheme" and "homecharge scheme"
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What We Offer At Empower

At Empower we provide 3 different types of electric chargers including the Zappi charger, wall pod EV charger and the electric EO charger. All of our chargers are reliable and trustworthy products that our customers are always satisfied with.

Charging Facilities

The most common charging installation point for an electrical vehicle is the garage or a wall close by with convenient accessibility to the vehicle. Convenient areas to install a charging point for electrical vehicles are workplaces, car parks and other areas available to the public that make it easy to charge on the go as well as at home.

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Electric Charger

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How Much Does Your Electric Bill Go Up With An Electric Car ?

Depending on the size of your battery, the cost of charging your electric vehicle will depend on the make, model and how far you travel on a regular basis. As an example, if you travel 8000 miles a year, you would use an additional 2800kWh of electricity depending on the vehicle you own. This would be equal to 3.5miles per 1Kwh of power.

It's worth looking around to see what tariffs the electricity company's offer. "Economy 7" allows you to get much cheaper electricity during off-peak hours during the night. Typically this is a 7-hour window when the demand on the grid is lowest. The only thing to remember is the time it will take to charge your electric car. A Tesla with a 100kW battery will take a greater length of time to charge than a Renault Zoe 30 kW battery.
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How Many Solar Panels Does It Take To Charge An EV ?

You're the proud owner of a new EV and helping to protect the environment and hopefully save some money on your travel costs. You'll soon start looking around at ways to reduce your charging costs. The most obvious solution is to charge your EV via solar. The number of panels needed will massively depend on the size of your car battery.

You have to remember unless you are using battery storage the power generated by your panels has to be used immediately either to power your appliances including your car or its sold back to the grid. If you work during the day and are only home during the evening after dark your not going to generate any power!
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Can I Plug My Electric Car Into A Regular Outlet ?

Your car will be delivered with a standard 3 pin EV plug which can be plugged into any socket. Fitting a permanent EV charger unit will reduce your charging time by 30-60%.
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Should I Charge My Electric Car Every Night ?

Ideally, to extend the battery life of your car, the battery should be kept charged between 20 - 80% all the time. Most chargers have the option to limit the charge to say 80%. Depending on your driving requirements for the next day is going to be the main factor if you decide to charge each night.

Zappi Charger - The Eco Smart EV Charger In A League Of Its Own

Zappi is an EV charger with a difference. Not only does it operate as a traditional EV charger, it can also charge your EV using 100% FREE energy generated from your Solar PV or wind generation. The Zappi can charge your vehicle using your PV during the day and be set to charge at the most economical times at night if you have preferred economy rates from your energy provider. All controllable by the Myenergi app. If you don’t have a PV system, the Zappi can still operate like an ordinary EV charging station importing power from the grid. You can always add additional solar to the system later.

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Wall Pod EV Charger - The Future Of Technology

The WallPod : EV HomeSmart is a smart charging unit which has been designed to provide the user with a simple, mobile phone interactive EV charging solution for the home. The EV driver can control the charging activity of their WallPod : EV HomeSmart unit using their mobile phone, as well as allowing them to monitor / record all their charging activity, data and history. Available with either a Type 1 or Type 2 tethered lead offering either 3.6kW (16amp) or 7.2kW (32amp) Mode 3 charging speeds.

EO Car Charger - Smart - Ready Charging Solution

1. EO Genius

The Genius is our future proof, smart-ready charging station.When connected to eoHUB, EO’s software platform (eoCloud) and smartphone app (eoApp) are unlocked. eoHUB is a smart-energy device which can put up to 30 Genius chargers online and in real time, manage the electricity supply.

2. EO Mini

The eoMini is a small and discrete fast-charger which can give your car approx. 30 miles charge per hour. It’s a no-nonsense, cost-effective solution.

Features

• 4 power ratings – 3.6kW / 7.2kW / 11kW / 22kW • 3 plug types – Type 1 Tethered / Type 2 Tethered / Universal Socket
• 3 year product warranty
• Qualifies for OLEV Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme (£500 grant)
• Qualifies for OLEV Workplace Charging Scheme (£300 grant)

3. EO Hub

eoHUB is a little internet connected box that plugs into a Genius charger and puts it online. One eoHUB can connect up to 30 Genius chargers, making installing multiple smart chargers super cost effective. eoHUB allows you to control your Genius chargers via eoCloud and eoAPP.

How Much Will I Pay For My EV Charger?

At Empower we offer a variety of different car charging devices from the most affordable on the market to the more expensive options providing the highest quality and advanced technology available. The price of each electric car charging install varies depending on the vehicle charger your purchasing. Smart chargers such as zappi chargers are eligible for the OLEV grant which can help bring the overall price of the zappi down by a considerable amount.

Zappi charging points can cost between £500 and £1000 however with the olev government scheme the price can be reduced by up to £350. Some people may think the zappi charger is a lot of money when you can purchase chargers for slightly cheaper, however, you get value for money when it comes to zappi and spending a little extra is well worth the benefits available to you.

How Can OLEV Grants Help You

All our electric car charging installations have been accredited by OLEV (Office For Low Emission Vehicles) meaning they are eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme. The grant amount currently stands at £500 per single socket charger.

Domestic OLEV Grants For Electric Charging Points

At a price of £1000 for the average charge point installing an electric car charger can seem expensive without any grants involved. That's why the OLEV grant is beneficial for everyone involved. The OLEV Grant helps domestic charger users to get their smart charger at a more reasonable price with Grant funds up to £350 per chargepoint.

From the 1st of April 2020 the grant for these schemes will be set at £350 towards the cost of purchase and installation of a chargepoint at home through the electric vehicle homecharge scheme, and £350 towards a chargepoint socket at work through the workplace charging scheme. This is a reduction from £500 to £350. The new rate will apply to installations on or after 1st April 2020 for EVHS, and will apply to voucher applications submitted on or after 1st April 2020 for WCS.

This can make a significant difference by reducing the installation cost by almost half depending on the desired charger. Leaving only the little remaining costs for you to pay.

1 chargepoint per eligible vehicle and 2 vehicles per household is the maximum amount of charge points available for domestic purposes.

How Do I Qualify For Eligibility?

  • Must have off-street parking
  • You must use an OLEV approved installer
  • OLEV approved charging point
  • Installation date cannot be more than 4 months prior to the actual delivery date or recorded date of the vehicles owner.

Benefits Of Electric Smart Chargers

  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce fuel costs
  • Ability to charge overnight knowing your car will be fully charged for a busy day
  • Safe, economical way to run your vehicle

Commercial Grants For Electric Charging Points

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is an effective scheme that aids the financial costs of an EV charging installation at either workplaces, charities, or public sectors.The scheme offers up to £500 off per charge-point for a maximum of 20 charge-points per business.

How Do I Qualify For Eligibility?

  • Must have a registered business
  • You must use an OLEV approved installer
  • Voice the need for charge points at the business
  • Off- street parking
  • Show evidence of off-street parking through parking policy or through the use of appropriate photographs.

Employer And Staff Benefits

  • Reduce harmful emissions
  • Reduce fuel costs
  • Encourage staff to invest in electrical vehicles through accessible charging points
  • Attract customers

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