Electric Vehicle Charging at Home
At the home
As a local, family-owned business, Drewlec strives to offer every client an excellent level of customer service and to become a trusted partner for all electrical needs.
Drewlec is a registered Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) charging point installer.
Drewlec supports customers throughout the process, from discussing options to help with grants, installation and support thereafter.
Installing Electric Car Charging Points at homes throughout Dorset
What we can do for you from initial enquiry to commission
Drewlec is a registered Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) charging point installer. This official recognition from the government allows us to support purchasers throughout the installation process.
One of our engineers will survey the site and offer a range of charging point options to suit your requirements and budget. As an approved OLEV installer, we can also support customers on their application for a government grant to fund the installation of the charging point, ensuring all application criteria is met ahead of submission. More information on the available government funding can be found below. Drewlec can apply for the grant on behalf of customers and once approved, will arrange a suitable installation date.
As a local, family-owned business, Drewlec strives to offer every client an excellent level of customer service and to become a trusted partner for all electrical needs. We are able to work with clients on a personal level to guide them through the installation process of a new electric vehicle charging point and to be available for support in the following weeks and months post-installation.
Guidance for Homecharge scheme customers can be found here.
Government Grants available
The current Government grant offers a 75% contribution towards the cost of one charging point and its installation up to a maximum of £350 (including VAT) per household / per eligible vehicle for installations that take place on or after the 1st of April 2020. The installation includes the cost of the labour to install as well as the material cost for the complete job. Your vehicle must also be on the Government list of eligible vehicles available here.
Types of EVCP
There are many types and manufacturers of electric vehicle charging points and a full list of approved units can be found on the Government website here. However, choosing the right unit for your installation is critical to match the location (internal/external), ease of use (SMART controls) and speed of charge. You may wish to prioritise charging your vehicle from a renewable energy source such as PV or opt for cost savings by using a cheaper overnight tariff. In a fast-developing market, Drewlec can give impartial advice on all of these options and provide the right solution for you without being tied to one manufacturer.
Choosing the right charging point for your driving needs is important in ensuring your day to day requirements are met. However, it is also worth considering how the electric vehicle charging point may add value to your home in years to come and therefore selecting a unit that suits the property should also be kept in mind.