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Charging at Home

Charging at home

As an electric vehicle owner, home charging quickly becomes a habit, and the simplest and most cost effective way of getting a 100% charge.

Charging your electric vehicle at home is just like charging your mobile phone. You’ll find you do most of your charging at home overnight or in the evening when you’ve finished driving for the day. Just plug in overnight and the vehicle will stop charging and using electricity once it reaches full charge.

 

You can charge your electric vehicle at home using a standard three-pin plug socket. But the quickest way is with a home charging wallbox. All you’ll need is private off-street parking so that the wallbox can be installed close to where you park your vehicle and within range of your home’s main electricity supply.

 

There are different power ratings for home wallbox units - the most common being 3.4kW or 7.4kW. A 7.4kW home charging wallbox will charge a Corsa-e in around 7 and a half hours.

 
Plug & Go

As part of our aim to make the switch to electric as easy as possible, all new electric Vauxhall's are eligible for our Plug & Go^ offer.

What's included:

 

  • •6-month free subscription to bp Pulse, the UK's largest public charging network.
  • •8 years of roadside assistance
  • •8 years battery warranty

 

Plus we have your home charging needs covered. You can choose between two wall-box providers at a one-off cost of £819, or include it in your finance package to spread the cost.

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Common questions about home charging

How much will it cost to get a full charge at home?

It’ll depend on your electricity tariff, but some electricity suppliers offer special tariffs that give customers a lower electricity cost when charging their electric vehicles overnight.
 
So it’s worth shopping around and seeing what the best tariff for you might be.

How long will it take to get a full charge?  

It’ll vary and depend on the power rating of your home wallbox. But, say your wallbox has a power rating of 7.4kW, a Corsa-e will take around 7 and a half hours to reach 100% charge - assuming it starts on empty.

 

While a fast charger will charge a vehicle quicker, such as 100kW chargers available through the bp Pulse network. An 100kW charger would charge a Mokka-e or Corsa-e from 0-80% in 30 minutes**

 

Use our helpful charging time tool to see how different power outputs will take to charge your electric vehicle.

Does the wallbox come with everything I need to charge my vehicle? 

Yes. When selecting your wallbox, you can choose between a wallbox with a tethered unit (a cable attached to the wallbox), or a non-tethered unit (no cable attached to the wallbox).

 

If you go with a tethered unit (pictured), then you simply plug in the cable that the wallbox comes with into your vehicle when you need to charge. If you go with a non-tethered unit, then you can just use the cable that comes with your vehicle to plug into the wallbox.

 

While your vehicle is charging, simply lock your car and the central locking system will securely lock the charging cable in place. Meaning no one can remove or use your charger once your vehicle is locked.

How does the installation work for a home wallbox?

With the purchase of one of Electric or Hybrid models, we offer two choices for your wallbox provider# - PodPoint, or British Gas, both £819^ for residential premises. You can find out more about these two options below. No matter which home wallbox you choose, you will go through a pre-survey before the day of installation, ensuring that your installation goes as smoothly as possible.

 

Once your wallbox has been set up, your installer will take you through the basics of charging your vehicle. Don’t worry, it’s very straightforward.

How does the installation work for a home wallbox?

With the purchase of one of Electric or Hybrid models, we offer two choices for your wallbox provider# - PodPoint, or British Gas, both £819^ for residential premises. You can find out more about these two options below. No matter which home wallbox you choose, you will go through a pre-survey before the day of installation, ensuring that your installation goes as smoothly as possible.


Once your wallbox has been set up, your installer will take you through the basics of charging your vehicle. Don’t worry, it’s very straightforward.
PodPoint Solo 3

Installed by: PodPoint

 

Specification: 3 year warranty & 7.4kw charging

 

What can you do on the PodPoint App?

  • Customer support access
  • Scheduled charging & charge history
  • Public PodPoint charge point finder
 
Survey process: Self service online. Ideal for the quickest possible installation journey.
 
VISIT POD POINT
Hive EV Charging

Installed by: British Gas

 

Specification: 3 year warranty & 7.4kw charging

 

What can you do on the Hive app?

  • Live chat in-App and diagnosis
  • Scheduled charging & charge history
  • Integrated home control with the Hive App
 
Survey process: Virtual survey with a British Gas engineer. Ideal for leaving the work to the experts.
 
VISIT HIVE

Home charging with JustPark

We’ve partnered with JustPark*, the parking provider, and their new JustCharge community charging network that makes switching to an electric vehicle easier.
 
So, if you can’t charge at home, or know someone who is looking to make the switch to electric, then take a look at the JustCharge community charging scheme from JustPark.

Find out more about this independent service.
 
JustPark terms and conditions apply.