EV Charging installation workplave
EV Charging installation workplave
EV Charge point installation for home and work place
EV Charge point installation for home and work place

Frequently asked questions FAQ EV Chargers and Olev grant

What is a Smart EV Charger

An EV Charger that can be access via a Smart phone. This gives grater control of the charging enabling Off Peak charging to be automaticaly started. It also should provide charging statistics with times and costs. Olev has madated that all EV Chargers installed after 1st July must be Smart. 

How much does an EV Charger cost?

With the £500 Olev grant the complete install can come down to as little as £150 +VAT. Beware of anyone offering a solution for less than that. The cost must include any necessary additional switch gear, the cable and in most cases an earth rod. Don't forget the VAT !

What is Olev and Olev approval?

Olev stands for the UK governments “Office for Low Emission Vehicles”. They approve products from car charger manufacturers and approve electrical contractors, electricians that is, to install them. More importantly for the consumer perhaps is that Olev provide grants of us to £500 inc. VAT for charge points installed at home or up to £6,000 in the work place installed by an Olev approved company.

How do I qualify for an Olev grant ? 

Getting the £500 grant is quite simple as the Olev approved company doing the work will apply for the grant on your behalf and take the grant payment off your bill on the. You only pay the net price. 

Where can I install an EV charger ?

Above all, to qualify for the Olev grant you must have dedicated off street parking. 

How long does EV Charger installation take ?

The installation should be complete within a day. Because were local. We like to start early and leave only when the job is fully complete.

Regardless, we always stay on site until everything is complete.

Is a site survey really necessary ?

Like any work in your home, work would you reallygive access to your property without meeting the tradesman first ? 

You can't get an accurate quotation without one. Beware of hidden extras. We like to stay local, best price , service and support. The site survey from All Safe Electric is usually free.

Can any electrician install an EV charger for me ?

Yes as long as he registeres the new circuit with Building Standards control. However to claim the £500 Olev grant you must use an Olev Approved company for the Olev grant.


The best course of action is to find an Olev approved local company such as All Safe Electric Ltd, that way you get the Olev grant and you can be sure of a the support and quality a local company is compelled to provide.

Which EV Charger is best suited for my needs ? 

There are many chargers on the market to choose from. A good starting place is to ask your local Olev approved electrician for advice.


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