6 Reasons to Install a Home Electric Vehicle Charger

The number of electric vehicles in the UK has risen consistently every year, and forecasts say it’ll increase even more in the coming years. This means that more charging stations will spring up to meet the demand. Already it’s happening as many EV charging companies are spreading their reach. 

What does this mean for you? In a nutshell? A home EV charger. If you need more convincing about getting this installation in your home, here are six reasons to change your mind.


The standard options for public charging do not ensure safety for cars. However, an electric vehicle that has undergone safety analysis by a battery platform may provide a more secure charging experience, thereby instilling increased confidence in car owners when leaving their vehicles to charge. At EV charging stations, the common charging type for most electric vehicles is fast charging, which typically takes 6 to 12 hours, depending on the vehicle’s battery capacity. In that time spent charging, car owners are exposed to the risk of vandalism and theft. While the majority of charging stations don’t experience vandalism and theft, it is still a threat. 

But with a home EV charger, you don’t have to worry about any threats. You can safely charge your car’s battery without needing to stand and watch over it. 

If you worry about safety, a home EV charger unit would be the perfect option for you.

Fast Charging

Home chargers are different from public chargers. In the latter, you have no say over key factors that affect charging speeds, such as charging cable, connector, and type. You can get the highest possible components for your home chargers to reduce your charging time. 

Some home chargers can fully charge in 7 hours. The time spent charging at home moves faster when you can plug in your electric vehicle and leave it to catch up on other chores.


Convenience is one of the primary reasons why homeowners install an electric vehicle charging unit in their homes. Having one is so convenient that once you’ve had one, you wouldn’t be able to stay without it.

With a home charging unit, you can charge anytime and for as long as you want.

Cost-Effective in the Long Run  

Charging electric vehicles at public stations might not cost much at first glance, but those little fees do add up if you take the time to do the math. 

Installing a home charging unit is a more affordable choice than charging at public stations. It may not seem so at first, but when you compare the costs, in the long run, home EV chargers are a cost-effective decision. You can even sync your charging periods at home to incur as little cost as possible.

Improve Property Value 

It goes without saying that a home with an electric charger installation would fetch a good price on the real estate market. The value appreciation could be as much as £11k, which costs less than installing an EV charger and sets you up with a tidy profit. 

The effect on property value would be more pronounced now that more people are transitioning to electric vehicles, and a home complete with an EV charger would be a coup. Installing a home EV charger could be a convenience and an investment at once. Think of how much more you will make when you’re ready to sell.

Saves Time 

While using the EV charger app is a great way to find public charging stations for your electric vehicle, it is still time-sapping. Let’s break it down to see how much time you’ll save yourself with a home installation. 

When you use a public charging station, you have to drive there. Even if the station is on your route to work and you’d have left your home anyway, it isn’t. You get to save time as well. Depending on how many people are at the station, you could end up waiting for a spot to open up. Then when you finally have a spot, you have to sit around waiting for it to be full before you can leave. 

In a nutshell, that’s three opportunities to save time you’re missing out on because you rely on public charging stations. A home install saves you all that time.


We’ve highlighted six great reasons why your home needs an EV charger installation. If you still need an extra nudge, think of winter and bad weather when all you want to do is stay indoors, but you have to find the nearest charging station using your EV charging app. Get an installation today! 

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