Cooper Electrical Services (Northern) Ltd are here to help. As approved OZEV installers for both workplace and home charging points, we can claim grant funding on your behalf, helping you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
From April 2022, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing.
The scheme will remain open to:
Homeowners who live in flats
People in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)
Manufacturers we work with include, MyEnergi Hypervolt, Rolec, Pod point and EV project. To find out more about installing an EV charger, contact our knowledgeable and friendly team.
Q. Do I need a dedicated home charging station?
Although you can charge your car via the 3 pin charger plug, it is extremely slow and you have less control then a smart charger which you can programme to charge over night for example. 3 pin socket charging isn’t suitable for prolonged periods of use, overheating of the socket could occur..
Q. How do I claim the grant?
CES submit the grant application on your behalf after we have installed your point. Simply provide us with the required documents and we’ll sort the rest.
Q. What is tethered and untethered?
A tethered charger means there is a cable that is attached to the charger that cannot be removed.
An untethered charger means you use your own charging cable that plugs into the charge point and then your electric vehicle.
Q. Can I charge my car using my solar panels?
Some EV chargers are very clever and can divert your electricity to your vehicle before sending it back to the grid.
Q. How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
The time it takes to charge an electric vehicle varies greatly depending on the charger and size of the battery, anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours. There are many options from budget to luxury to suit your charge time needs.