Domestic House Charge Points

Types of charge points - Domestic houses

There are a number of ways to charge your vehicle at home, which are referred to as “modes” by charge point and vehicle manufacturers.

Tethered lead (Mode 3)

This type of charge point comes with a lead that is attached to the charge point and which cannot be removed. The vehicle inlet end of the lead must have the correct type of connector to suit your chosen electric vehicle.  Find out which connector you need and select your EVCP, using the Energeasy drive product selector. Your Energeasy Drive installer will also be able to advise you.

Electric vehicle charging socket (Mode 3)

Instead of a domestic charge point having a tethered lead, you can install a charge point with a standard 7 pin electric vehicle charging socket, which can be used by all electric vehicles. This means that if any friends/family come to visit who also have an electric vehicle, they will be able to charge up.

You will need to buy this lead, but it will be the same lead that you will require to charge your vehicle when you are out and about. The vehicle inlet end of the lead must have the correct type of connector that fits your chosen electric vehicle.  Find out which connector you need and select your EVCP, using the Energeasy drive product selector, then you can purchase a charging lead.

Domestic charging lead (Mode 2)

A 13 amp charging lead which is usually (but not always) supplied with your new electric vehicle, which delivers only the slowest speed of charge. It can be plugged into a standard household 13 amp socket (e.g. in your garage), or into a specially fitted exterior 13 amp socket in a location that is more convenient for charging your vehicle. Please note that these sockets are not eligible for OLEV grant funding.

The vehicle inlet end of the lead must have the correct type of connector that fits your chosen electric vehicle. Find out which connector you need and select your EVCP, using the Energeasy drive product selector, then you can purchase a charging lead.
 
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How do you locate charge points along your driving route?

If you are a member of a network, you will be able locate their EVCPs via their website or mobile phone app. Some networks are able to link to a satellite navigation system. For example, BMWi ChargeNow shows real time information based on your route and distance to the EVCP.

Other third party websites and apps collate information about all EVCPs available and plot them on a map for you. You can locate various EVCPs with Energeasy Drive’s partner, Chargemap.
Typically both network and third party websites/apps will show for each EVCP:

  • Type - e.g. coin operated, network owned, ability to pay by credit/debit card.
  • Speed of charge the EVCP is capable of.
  • Cost to charge.
  • If it is currently in use.