waEV-charge EV1i home EV charger Installation

Automatically charge at times when your energy tariff is at its cheapest, get detailed reports of how much your spending on EV charging and even get rewarded for charging using green energy thanks to the EV1i's built-in integration with the EV.Energy app.

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£922.00
Was £942.00
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£12.59
Charger + installation:
£922.00
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Charger only:
£539.00
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£539.00
Was £582.00
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£179.67
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Upfront prices

OUR INSTALLATION PRICES ARE A GUIDE

The prices on our website for an EV charger installation are the minimum cost for any installation, but your final quote will depend on a number of factors including:

  1. Cable length - how much extra cable is required to connect your charger to the mains.
  2. Extra equipment - some installations require extra protective equipment such as a Type A RCBO and/or earth rod.
  3. Complexity - depending on the cable route and other factors, our in-house technicians will assess how much time and labour is required to complete the installation.

Every installation and quote is different, which is why we ask you to complete an Online Site Survey so we can give you an accurate and honest quote for your own home installation. 

WHAT DO THE WEBSITE PRICES INCLUDE?

As mentioned above, the prices on the website are a rough guide only and you will need to complete an Online Site Survey to get an accurate quote for your home installation. The prices on the website include:

  1.  The charger (not including delivery)
  2.  Our Basic Installation Package - this is the minimum cost for any installation, but yours could be more.

HOW DO I START THE ONLINE SITE SURVEY AND GET A QUOTE?

  1. To get started, click "Request A Quote" on your preferred charger
  2. Fill in the short form. 
  3. We will email and text you a link to your guided Online Site Survey
  4. Follow the instructions and take the photos requested
  5. Once we have all the details required, we will email you an honest and accurate quote.

GOOD TO KNOW

  1. What is a Basic Installation?
  2. Where should you locate your charger?
  3. How do you choose a charger?
Monthly prices

SPREAD THE COST

If the upfront cost of an EV charger installation is a bit tough to swallow, why not spread the payments out through our monthly finance option?

Try out our handy finance calculator tool to preview different deposit amounts and terms. Your actual monthly payment will need to be confirmed after your installation has been quoted, as our website prices are an initial guide.

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More about Novuna
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To get a full quote and review your monthly payment options with Novuna Finance, simply Request a Quote on any charger. Once you receive your quote, select Novuna Finance from the checkout options where you will be able to preview deposit and installment options with our Novuna Finance calculator based on your final quote amount.

We have partnered with Divido Financial Services Ltd to provide the checkout finance options.

The lender we use is Novuna Personal Finance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Novuna's registered address is:

Novuna Consumer Finance (formerly Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance),
2 Apex View,
Leeds,
LS11 9BH

Financial Services Register no. 704348

Subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply. Response EPR FRN:925637 trading as Smart Home Chargename] is a credit broker for the purpose of introducing credit provided by the lender Novuna Personal Finance, a trading style of Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Learn more on our EV charger finance page

More about Klarna
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Please select Klarna at checkout and login to your Klarna account to review all your payment options. With Klarna One finance, you don't need to put down a hefty downpayment in order to spread the costs of your purchase up to £1000. To learn more, check our Klarna page

Klarna's Pay in 3 and Pay in 30 are unregulated credit agreements. Borrowing more than you can afford or paying late may negatively impact your financial status and ability to obtain credit. 18+, UK residents only. Subject to status. Late fees apply. For more information, see Pay Later Terms or Pay in 3 terms.

More about Paypal
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Please select Paypal at checkout and login to your Paypal account to review all your payment options. Pay-in-3 interest free installments plan is available for purchases between £30 and £2000

FCA Regulation
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Response EPR FRN: 925637 trading as Smart Home Charge are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We are a credit broker, not a lender – credit is subject to status and affordability, and is provided by a panel of lenders of whom we have a commercial relationship. Terms & Conditions Apply.

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Hardware

The WaEV-Charge EV1i is a robust and reliable home ev charger, with a range of features available at a competitive price.

Power output - 7.4kW

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The EV1i is capable of 7kW charging, which roughly adds 30 miles of range per hour to your vehicle.

To check the charging speeds your electric vehicle is capable of, visit our EV vehicle database.

Connectivity - WiFi and Bluetooth

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The waEV-charge EV1i incorporates both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, giving you control over charge scheduling as well as enabling over-the-air updates that improve reliability and add features.

In addition, the built-in Bluetooth is an excellent back-up to connect to your EV1i during times when your WiFi might be unavailable.

Cable Type - 5 metres (Type 2)

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The EV1i's rectangular design and cable holster allows for the cable to be easily wrapped around the unit and stored in a tidy manner when not in use.

The cable is also a reasonable 5 metres long, which should reach the charging port of most electric vehicles without dangling off the ground.

Built-in earthing protection

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Thanks to a built-in O-PEN fault device, the EV1i does not require a costly and unsightly earthrod to be installed at your property, saving you not only money but time on your EV charger installation.

Warranty - 3 years

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Waev-charge supplies a three year warranty on all their home ev chargers as standard.

Dimensions - 361mm x 250mm x 100mm

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The waEV-Charge EV1i features a functional design that keeps the tethered charging cable neat and tidy when not in use.

Dimensions - 361mm x 250mm x 100mm

Software

The WaEV-Charge EV1i uses EV.energy as its default charging app, which means you get access to a range of smart features including tariff integration, scheduling and even rewards for charging green.

Smart Scheduling - Yes

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The ev.energy app helps you optimise your EV charging schedules to keep costs low and charge when the grid using energy generated from green sources.

Simply choose the time you want your vehicle charged by and let the ev.energy app do the rest. You can even set a price limit for off-peak EV charging, ensuring your electric car doesn't charge outside your off-peak electricity rate if you have one.

Cost Tracking - Yes

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The EV.Energy app not only tells you the cost of each EV charge session but also how much energy was used and even how green it was.

Plus, with the EV.Energy app, all you have to do is tell it what energy provider and tariff your with and it will find your rates automatically; saving you the hassle of digging out an old energy bill to find your rates.

Get rewarded for smart charging

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Everytime you charge your EV using EV.Energy's smart scheduling feature, you'll earn reward points which can be spent on carbon off-setting, a donation to charity, money off your energy bill or even Amazon vouchers.

Remote lock/unlock - Yes

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Worried someone will charge their electric car using your EV charger whilst you're away? Don't be! Simply tap the lock button on the ev.energy app to prevent anyone from using your EV charger.

waEV-Charge EV1i charger review

Check out what we have to say about the waEV-Charge EV1i and its sister charger, the EV1, in our review!

waEV-charge EV1i FAQ

Can I order a 22kW version of the waEV-charge EV1i?

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No, the waEV-charge EV1i is single phase (7.4kW max) only.

Please keep in mind however that 7.4kW EV charging is more than enough for most EV drivers and that most residential properties cannot facilitate 22kW home charging - find out why in our guide to 22kW three-phase charging.

Is the waEV-charge EV1i "weatherproof"

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Yes, the waEV-charge EV1i has a rating of IP65 meaning that it is totally dust resistant and protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions (i.e rain).

Can I get the waEV-charge EV1i in different colours?

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No, the waEV-charge EV1i only comes in black.

Can I get a Type 1 version of the waEV-charge EV1i?

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No, the waEV-charge EV1 only comes with a Type 2 connector.

If you are looking for a EV charging point that is compatible with an electric vehicle that has a Type 1 connector, then you are better off considering an untethered unit like the Easee One, Simpson and Partners Home 7 or the Ohme ePod as they are compatible with both EV connector types.

Can I get a longer cable for the waEV-charge EV1i?

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No, the waEV-charge EV1i only comes with a 5m cable.

Does the waEV-charge EV1i come with a warranty?

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Yes, the waEV-charge EV1i comes with a three year warranty.

Smart Home Charge also provides a one-year installation warranty.

How do I use the EV.Energy app that comes with my waEV-charge EV1i?

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You can find out how to get the most out of the EV.Energy app by viewing their user guide.

Where can I find a cyber regulations certificate of compliance for the waEV-Charge EV1?

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waEV-Charge has issued a statement of compliance, which can be found here.

Do I need dedicated off street parking to get an EV charger installation?

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While we strongly recommend that you have dedicated off-street parking before booking your charger installation, it is not a nessesity.

If you are getting an EV charger installed without off-street parking, please make sure that you have the requisites in place to ensure that no one trips over the cable whilst your electric car is charging.

Can I install the WaEV-Charge EV1i by myself?

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Absolutely Not!

Unless you are a fully qualified electrician, we strongly advise against carrying out any complex electrical work yet alone installing a home EV charger by yourself.

For more information on what to look for when choosing a home charge point installer, be sure to check out our guide on the topic.

Installation made simple
Whether its our product reviews, remote site surveys, honest quotes, or in-house engineers, Smart Home Charge makes EV charger installation seamless and straightforward.
Nationwide engineers

What an excellent service. The technician was very competent and explained everything he was doing and kept things clean and tidy. I'd highly recommend this service to anyone. Terry - Warrington

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Remote site survey

They guide you through the whole process from choosing a charger, a really smart app to determine the installation cost which they stick to and then a really neat and tidy installation. John - Winchester

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Installation FAQs

Will my property need works or upgrades to the electricity supply before installation of an EV charge point?

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Many customers will not need any upgrades to their electricity supply before having an EV charger installed. All installers are however required to notify the local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) of any EV charger installations, who will advise you and us if an upgrade to your property’s main fuse is necessary. This depends on your property’s “maximum demand” estimate, (which is submitted by our in-house technicians to your DNO as part of our process), the size of the main fuse or if your property is on a looped supply (connected to your neighbour). Any potential works will be handled by your DNO and they will contact you directly if this is the case.

How do I get a quote for my EV charger installation?

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If you have an EV or plug-in hybrid, or have one on order, then you are ready to get a charger installation quote. Simply choose the electric car charger you like the look of and select "Request a Quote" at the top of this page. Don't worry if you're not 100% sure on the charger - there will be time to swap this before payment if your change your mind.

Why isn’t my quote the same as the price on the website?

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Every installation is unique, which is why we ask you to complete our remote Online Site Survey. We need to properly assess the work involved in order to give you an accurate and honest quote. Our website prices are meant to be a guide and show the minimum cost for an installation of each particular charger. So, that means the quote we email to you may be different to the price on the website.

How long will it be until my EV charger is installed?

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Typically this is one to four weeks after payment. The main factors that affect your installation date are your remote site survey completion time and whether your DNO needs to complete any upgrades to your electricity supply before we install your charger. We keep you updated at each stage of the process, but you can help keep things moving by completing your remote site survey quickly.

My car isn’t listed on your website. Does that mean I can’t get a charger installation from Smart Home Charge?

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You can still get an installation from us even if you can’t find your vehicle on our website. Simply “Request a Quote” for the charger you like and tell us which vehicle you have in the quote form. Our EV database is updated regularly but are not meant to be a definitive guide – there are simply too many new EVs and plug-in hybrids being launched for us to keep up!

Do you install EV charge points in my area?

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Smart Home Charge is a nationwide installer, covering England, Scotland and Wales. We have experienced engineers covering all major cities and regions. Find out if we install EV chargers in your area with our location checker.

Will you set up my charge point app?

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Yes. Our engineers will complete the initial setup and pairing of the charger app with the charge point itself as this is considered as part of the installation. However, the engineers are not required to demonstrate how the app works or set up any schedules for you. Visit our EV charger support section for useful tips and troubleshooting.

Will you process my OZEV Grant claim?

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As OZEV-approved installers, we are able to help you apply for the EV Chargepoint Grants supplied by the Government landlords, renters, workplace and more. Our team will assess your eligibility for the grant and work with you to supply the right evidence to the Government in order to claim the grant. Your installation will not be booked until we have all the required documentation to submit your claim to the Government.

However, as an installer Smart Home Charge does not approve or reject your claim and a successful charger installation does not mean your claim was approved. It can take up to three months post installation for confirmation of approval or rejection of your claim from the Government. 

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Reviews
Average charger rating
4.73
31 Reviews

Rob -

November 2023

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes

Lee -

November 2023

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
Brilliant company to deal with

Nicole -

November 2023

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
The engineer who came was very polite and friendly 100% recommend.

Aaron -

November 2023

Overall
4.00
Mobile App
4.00
Ease of use
4.00
Build Quality
4.00
Design & Style
4.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes

Angus -

November 2023

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
Very responsive company. Good value and efficient installation. 10/10.

stuart -

October 2023

Overall
4.00
Mobile App
4.00
Ease of use
4.00
Build Quality
4.00
Design & Style
4.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
Great however octopus can not connect to EV tariff as the make is not available as yet, so can not be on intelligent Go tariff. Hopefully this will change.

How do we calculate this?

In order to calculate our service and installation ratings, we ask our customers to complete a survey, covering the key aspects of their experience.

Service

  • • Customer Service Experience
  • • Interaction with our office
  • • Email & SMS Updates
  • • OLEV claim Process

EV Charger Installation

  • • Engineer Arrival Time
  • • Workwear/Appearance
  • • Van Cleanliness
  • • Installation Quality
  • • Engineer Politeness
  • • Site Housekeeping

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