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Electric Vehicle Charging

Now you've decided to switch to an electric vehicle, help future-proof your home by installing a home charging point. We’ve put together some information about few things you’ll need to consider.

A typical electric car will drive approximately 100 miles from one charge using a 3.6kW EV charger for 7 hours. If you take advantage of our Super Economy 12 low rate tariff and charge your vehicle overnight, this would cost you £2.16. That’s 2p a mile.

You can charge your vehicle from a standard 13-amp plug (providing you are using the correct lead) but we do not recommend using this is a regular charging method. Running this close to its maximum 3kW power rating for many hours at a time will strain the circuit as well as the socket and plug. We therefore recommend that this is used as a backup option.

How quickly your EV charges will depend on the vehicle manufacturers. Many models now have sophisticated charging timers installed which are useful to set your EV to only charge during certain time periods or on certain days like on our Super Economy 12 low rate tariff times.

Installing a home charging point

Guernsey Electricity are registered EO installers and can offer free no obligation quotes.

Our compact charging unit works for all makes of domestic electric vehicles currently on the market. It is simple to use and can be installed on any suitable surface within 12 metres of your main supply, usually in a garage or on an outside wall. It is weather proof, small and compact and comes with manufacturer's guarantee.  

Our EO 7.2kW mini-charging point will fully charge your electric vehicle in as little as 3 hours. Its much quicker and safer than charging using a regular 13 amp wall socket, which takes several hours. 

The cost of the charging point and installation will depend on the EV model, the existing electrical installation, the location of the EV charger and the specification of the EV charger but a typical cost for Guernsey Electricity to install a 7.2kW electric vehicle charging point is £1250. This includes the 7.2kW electric vehicle charging point, processing of a new load application, all materials, labour and the test and inspection certification.

To benefit from super-fast, super-safe home charging, simply complete this EV Charging Point Enquiry Form and we will be in contact to arrange a site survey.

If you wish to use an alternative reputable electrician, you will still need to follow the below steps: 

  1. To assess if there is sufficient capacity in your incoming service cable, you or your electrician must submit a New service application form . It can be filled in digitally and emailed to new.connections@electricity.gg or posted to:  Guernsey Electricity, FREEPOST, GY1 5SS
  2. If the load application is approved, your electrician can proceed with the installation.
  3. Upon completion of the EV charger installation, your electrician is required to submit the relevant inspection and testing certification to GEL.
  4. Guernsey Electricity's electrical inspectors will visit the site and ensure the installation conforms with the current regulations and standards.

Public charging points

For any new or potential EV owners who are not able to charge at home, the States of Guernsey are developing suite of public charge points which are operated by Plug n Go.

For the latest info and locations of available charging stations, visit here .

Guernsey Electricity will soon have a fast charging station installed outside the Retail Showroom on Northside, so pop in, check out what’s on offer in the shop and charge up you EV whilst you’re there.

 

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