EV 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 EV 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 EV Charging Installation

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

OZEV Workplace Charging Scheme & Homecharge Schemes

As registered OZEV installers, Empower have teamed up with a range of charging solutions to offer the workplace charging scheme and homecharge scheme

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 car charging installation point for an electrical vehicle is the garage or a wall close by with easy access 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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    EV charging is becoming the future of all vehicle transport. OZEV grants give you the support you need to get yours now! Grants are applicable for both the commercial and domestic electric car charging installations.

    Choose Your EV

    Our Tips On Choosing The Perfect EV Charger For You

    1. Do You Want a Tethered Or Untethered Charger?

    A tethered charger has an existing cable attached. This makes it a convenient option with next to nothing else involved, just simply attach the cable to your vehicle and start charging. People don’t want to be spending time fussing around with cables, so this is a very handy built in feature included in the device. The difference with Untethered chargers is they do not have the cable connected, this is something you will have to buy and attach separately. Although this can be a better option for those looking at it from a more aesthetical point of view, not to mention it gives you full flexibility to buy and change the length of your cable if you want to later on down the line. Because tethered chargers come with a cable it can be tricky if you want to change the cable at all later on. Both are easy when it comes to the electric car charging installation aspect of things and are relatively quick to install as well.

    2. What Price Will You Pay For Electric Car Charging Installation?

    EV chargers come at all different prices which makes it accessible to almost anyone. Whilst you can get a charger that is super cheap or one that is on the more expensive end of the scale, your EV charger needs to be right for YOU. With the possibility of an OZEV grant in mind Its worth looking around for different options that fit your spending budget before you come to a final decision. We have a range of different electric vehicle charging options available starting with the EO mini EV charger as a slightly cheaper solution whilst also providing the Zappi EV charger (a popular choice) as a more expensive solution.

    3. What Do You Want Your Charger To Look Like?

    Even though the primary job of an EV charger is to do exactly what it states, it doesn’t hurt to have a charger that looks aesthetically pleasing too. There are many different types, styles and shapes of EV chargers available, and these options are only growing. If you are looking for a relatively plain charger that blends in, we have the Zappi available for our customers. We also supply the Wall pod EV HomeSmart a black and green styled charger that stands out a little more, an ideal solution for some.

    4. Choosing An Electric Car Charger With Advanced Features.

    Some chargers are simpler than others. Whilst some serve the basic purpose of charging your EV others give you accessibility to monitor your EV, change charging modes as well as other additional preferences you can set. Some people prefer a charger with more advanced technology and other people simply just want to charge their vehicle without any features that could be complicating. Our advice? If you want a charger that provides you with the most advanced technology so you can track and change your charging settings frequently, we recommend our Zappi charger. If you want a more simplistic charger, we recommend you have a look at our Evlink Wall box charger. Still delivers ultimate flexibility and control just without the more advanced features you may not need.


    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 Electric Vehicle ?

    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!

    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%.

    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.

    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 EV charging install varies depending on the specific charger your purchasing. Smart chargers such as Zappi chargers are eligible for the OZEV 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 ozev 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 OZEV Grants Help You

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

    Domestic OZEV Grants For EV Charge Points

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

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

    Depending on the type of charger you desire this could mean youll end up reducing the install cost by almost half. Leaving only minor remaining costs for you to pay.

    1 charge point 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 OZEV approved installer
    • OZEV 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 EV 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 EV Charge Points

    The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is an effective scheme that aids the financial costs of an EV charging install 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 OZEV 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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