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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.

 
Get a free home charging wallbox and installation

As part of our aim to make the switch to electric as easy as possible, Vauxhall provide a free home charging wallbox (including installation) with every new electric vehicle purchase. 
 
Not only that, but Vauxhall Plug & Go also gives you 8 years roadside assistance, 8 years battery warranty, 3 years free servicing and a 6 month free subscription to BP Pulse, the UK's largest public charging network.

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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 as an average across the UK (£0.14 per kWh), it would cost £7.00 to get a full charge on a Corsa-e.

 

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. For example, British Gas offer a special night tariff priced at £0.047 per kWh, which would let you fully charge a Corsa-e for just £2.35.

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.

 

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

How does the installation work for a home wallbox?

With our Plug & Go offer, you’ve got two choices for your wallbox provider - PodPoint, or British Gas. You can find out more about these two options here. 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.

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.