EV Car Charging

Car Charging

Fulfilling UK government legislation requiring installation of EV charge points in new housing.


On the 15th July 2019, the Government outlined a proposal for new regulations regarding EV charging for every new dwelling, and buildings undergoing material change of use to create a new dwelling.

The proposal aims to support and encourage the growth of electric vehicles within the UK by ensuring that all new homes with a dedicated car parking space are built with an electric chargepoint. As time goes on, the demand for electric vehicles and associated charging points will increase exponentially as the UK enforces its £1.5 billion "Road to Zero" Strategy. Ensuring the UK is set to become one of the best electric vehicle infrastructure networks in the world.

We here at Powersaver can help you meet these regulations. If you are an installer or an electrician wanting to know more about installing car charging ports, pop in to our branches or give us a ring. We will help you determine the best home car charging point for the job


UK Standard EV Charging and Sockets

AC Slow and Fast Charging. Commonly used for charging at home or work, there are two types of AC vehicle-side connector to be found on your vehicle, the Type 1 or the Type 2. Type 2 is the standard charging plug for the UK. Type 1 is found on some older vehicles but is no longer common in the UK.

To tell the difference:

  • Type 1 has 5 pins and is single phase.
  • Type 2 has 7 pins and can carry three phase.
  • On the charger side, you will most commonly find a Type 2 charger plug or socket. You can also charge with a UK 3 pin plug, though to be expected, the charging time is much slower than a Type 2 charger point.

    UK Car Charging Sockets

    UK DC Supercharging and Sockets

    DC Rapid Charging. Larger, fast charging sockets designed to rapidly charge your vehicle mid-journey. Less suitable for home as they are more designed for en-route rapid charging situations. There are three types of DC car-side connectors: CHAdeMO Rapid DC Connector, CCS Rapid DC Connector and Type 2 DC Tesla Supercharger. If your vehicle has any of these sockets, it can charge via the DC superchargers often found at motorway service stations or large scale car charging points.

    Powersaver EV Charging Solutions

    If you require information on EV charging points and which to install at your property or on site, contact us. We can provide tethered or socketed EV charging points. With a flurry of options of wall mounted points or post mount, with multiple chargers, we can help your identify which charger you will need in order to meet upcoming UK Government legislation. To instantly cover your basic requirements, we can recommend the following:

    WallPod: EV Ready provides Mode 2 EV charging via a IP65 protected 13A outdoor maintenance socket. Ideal for home/garden maintenance, charging mobility scooters and electric bikes, etc. This module can later be upgraded to a full IEC 61851-1 Mode 3 EV fast charging point thanks to upgrade kits we are able to provide. The WallPod: EV Ready gives you a quick and simple method of covering your car charging needs.

    Rolec EV-Ready Car Charger

    Stepping it up a notch, we have a WallPod: EV. A low-cost, entry level charging unit, designed to offer full Mode 3 (Type 2 Socket) fast charging to every Electric Vehicle on the market. It is available in either J1772 or IEC 62196 tethered cable, or IEC 62196 socket, versions. OLEV approved and by far THE MOST popular domestic EV charging unit.

    Rolec Wallpod EV Car Charging Point

    WallPod: EV MultiMode This range offers both entry level home charging units designed to offer full Mode 3, 16A (3.6kW) or 32A (7.2 kW) fast charging to all electric vehicles. A combination of the WallPod EV Ready and the WallPod EV, this unit also provides an IP65 rated 13A domestic socket, ideal for home/garden maintenance, and is available in either J1772 socket or IEC 62196 tethered cable versions and much like the other WallPods, is available with optional fascias.

    Rolec Wallpod EV Car Charging Point

    Meeting your needs to the maximum we have the WallPod: EV HomeSmart - 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.

    A top of the range home charging station, the Homesmart features a DC sensitive protective device, Modem and roaming sim and GPRS communication antenna. It is IP Rated and UV Stabilised enclosure that it Corrosion resistant, fire retardant and with an impact resistant design.

    Wallpod Smart Home EV Charger

    Powersaver can supply any type of car charging you require. Post charging and even streetlight charging can be supplied with all necessary cables, connections and even the post mounting kits. Certain models of charge are suitable for customisation which can be done at request. The Wallpod home charging solutions are also available in a number of different finishes with a selection of different coloured faceplates, allowing your car charger point to blend into the surroundings.

    If you require more information on what charging points you need. Contact our Burnley or Brighouse branches for more information.

    Brighouse on 01484 718888 brighouse@powersaver.co.uk

    Burnley on 01282 448888 burnley@powersaver.co.uk

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can i buy a car charger for my home?

    Yes! We offer simple car charging points with the UK standard plugs common for most cars. Give us a ring or email and we can send you a quote.

    What is the standard plug for UK electric vehicles?

    Type 2 socket is the UK standard charging connection for electric cars. If you have a type 2 socket on your car and a type 2 plug/socket charger, you are good to go!

    Can you install car chargers?

    We do not do installation ourselves, but we can recommend OLEV qualified installers local to the Brighouse and Burnley areas as well as across West Yorkshire.

    Can you supply heavy duty chargers?

    We offer fast chargers and chargers suitable for more outdoor locations. Post chargers are freestanding and can be fixed anywhere with their post mounting kit. We can also provide EV streetlights for roadside charging.

    EV Charger Contact Details

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