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Electric Car Home Charging Stations: The Top Ten EV Chargers for Your Home

Author: Jack Lloyd
Updated: Jan 30, 2024
7 minutes read

Electric cars are seeing a surge in popularity. Buying your first electric car? Or perhaps you’re trading in for a newer model? Whether it’s your first or your fifth electric car, one of your most important investments will be an electric car home charging station.

With a home EV charger, you never need to worry about running out of power while you’re out for the day or driving to work.

An electric home charging station allows you to maximise your investment and make the most of owning an electric vehicle. Best of all, you don’t need to wonder, “where can I find electric car charging near me?” See our guide on how to charge an electric car at home.

In this article, we detail the best electric home charging stations based on cost-effectiveness, technology, and how easy they are to use. The chargers on this list give your EV at least 25 miles per hour of charge. Just remember that the prices provided below are estimates.

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Comparing Electric Home Charging Stations

BP Pulse home chargers used to be sold to the public, but were discontinued in May 2023. In terms of price, you can see how they compare more easily in the graph below. Individual breakdowns are provided in the following section.

Myenergi Zappi

kW output: up to 22kW

Connection type: Tethered

If you have solar panels or plan to install them soon, we highly recommend the home charging stations Myenergi Zappi. You can set it to three different charging modes – Fast, Eco, and Eco+. It uses an intuitive design, which makes it easy to see where your electric car home charging station is getting its power.

  • Eco+ - The Eco+ option redirects your extra solar power into your electric car home charging station rather than sending back to the National Grid
  • Eco - If you select Eco, your electric car home charging station will adjust to your home’s energy system, preventing it from overloading or costing you extra money during the times of day when tariffs are at their highest
  • Fast - Finally, charge your car in a hurry with the Fast setting, which will get you on the road as soon as possible

EVBox Elvi

kW output: up to 22kW

Connection type: Tethered or Untethered

If you’re just getting started with an electric car, you might find The Elvi one of the best home charging stations. While it’s a bit more expensive that the Zappi or the Ohme Home, it’s extremely easy to use. If you can afford the extra cost, this is a great choice.

Use the EVBox Elvi with the EVBox Connect app. If you don’t have the app, you can plug your car into the electric home charging station, and it will start charging immediately. We really do recommend the app, because you can assess the charging patterns with your home energy usage.

Here are some of the other benefits of the EVBox:

  • Use it with 3G or 4G if your Wi-Fi goes down, so you’ll never be stuck with no connectivity
  • Its modular design allows you to create a new system when you get a new car, using it past its three-year warranty
  • EVBox is committed to the environment, and then will plant a tree for every new box they install.

Ohme Home Pro

kW output: up to 7kW

Connection type: Tethered

The Ohme Home electric car home charging stations are nice and small, only taking up a 213cm² area. It aligns with your electricity tariff, ensuring that you’re only charging when it’s cheapest for you. All you need to do is tell your charger how many miles you’d like to add, and by what time – the machine will then choose the right settings.

Since it only charges when your rates are lowest, the Ohme saves you money. The company claims that “when used with a dynamic time-of-use tariff, savings of £300 per year are readily achievable.”

Even better, you never have to worry about a power cut or lost internet connection at home – the Ohme Home electric car home charging station can also use 3G or 4G.

EO Mini Pro 2

kW output: Up to 7.2kW

Connection type: Tethered or Untethered

The EO Mini Pro 2 is one of the smaller electric car home charging stations, measuring just 17.5 cm by 12.5 cm, with a total area of 219cm². Choose when you charge, locking your machine during the hours when tariffs are highest and charging only when rates are at their lowest.

It fits in seamlessly with your garage décor, but you can also choose the bright EO blue if you want the unit to stand out. Another benefit that it doesn’t need an earth rod, so it’s a lot more subtle than other models. It links to the EO app, unlike the original EO Mini Pro, so it’s ultra-convenient to use.

Finally, it integrates with your solar panels so you can use solar energy to power up your vehicle. While it doesn’t have as many options as the Zappi, it’s still a great way to save money on your electricity.

Wallbox Pulsar Plus

kW output: up to 22kW

Connection type: Tethered

We love the compact home charging stations like the Wallbox Pulsar Plus – you can place it anywhere in your garage or driveway, or even inside your home. This electric car home charging station connects easily to your Wi-Fi, and if your home Wi-Fi doesn’t reach your garage, it also connects via Bluetooth.

  • Monitor spending - Set up schedules in the app and monitor your electricity spending
  • Lock - Lock the charger when not in use
  • No need for an Earth Rod – Like the Zappi and EO products, there is no need for an earth rod
  • Only available as a tethered charger – However, it does come with a 5-metre charging cable

Project EV EVA-07S-SE

kW output: up to 7.4kW

Connection type: Tethered

The Project EV EVA-07S-SE is made in China and licensed to the UK’s Project EV. You may also see it listed as the ATESS or Growatt, so keep these names in mind. Their home charging stations are simple yet hardworking unit that is reliable and smart.

Use the app to charge your car, and also to turn it off. You can also check into how much it’s charging and set your charging schedule to the best times of day with the cheapest electricity.

However, it is a large unit, with an area of 912cm². It comes with the Pro Earth rod, so you don’t need to buy it separately. If you have solar energy, you can use your extra solar power to charge up your car. That said, it’s not the best option for solar pairing, so if solar is your top priority, go for the Zappi or EO Mini Pro 2.

These are is good home charging stations for anyone who have extra space and a tight budget.

Rolec WallPod: EV HomeSmart

kW output: up to 22kW

Connection Type: Tethered

Offering good value for money, the Rolec Wallpod offers ‘smart’ options that some of the more expensive chargers don’t offer. Use their '' app to begin and end charging cycles from anywhere – you don’t have to be there in person.

Like many others, you can program this electric car home charging station to maximise your electricity prices. Just make sure you set it to use your electricity when it is at its cheapest every day.

On the downside, the Rolec is a clunky size at 756cm², so it does take up quite a bit of room. You won’t be able to reach out to Rolec directly, as they only sell to electrical wholesalers. Shop around between different wholesalers to find an approved local installer.

Andersen A2

kW output: up to 7.2kW

Connection Type: Tethered

You’ll love the way the Andersen A2 looks – it’s one of the sleekest home charging stations with stylish stainless steel available in eight different colours. You can also choose one of their wood options to match your decor. That’s a good thing, because this electric car home charging station is massive, with a 1,691cm² area!

The Konnect app is simple to use, and allows you to schedule charges, lock the charger, and go over the data from previous charging sessions. If you have a three-phase electrical supply, you’ll love the built-in 22kW capability. Ask your installer for more information about your electrical supply.

Pod Point Solo 3

kW output: up to 7kW

Connection Type: Tethered or Untethered

Pod Point has a long history manufacturing chargers and is considered an important pioneer in the electric vehicle industry. To this day, they continue to innovate as they operate over 7,300 public charging points around the UK.

Their electric car home charging stations are top of the line, and include lots of great features, including auto power balancing. This changes up your charging speed to prevent electrical overloading in your home.

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity - Receives software updates from Wi-Fi, so it improves over time with no effort on your part
  • Earth Rod – Comes with an Earth Rod, so you don’t need to pay any additional costs for it or drive it into the ground
  • Pairs with the Pod Point App – While it does have its own app, it is designed for public charge points and isn’t highly rated for home charging use. Ideally, the app will be updated in the future with an option for electric car home charging stations

Choosing the Right Electric Car Home Charging Station

These are our top ten electric car home charging stations, but there are many others on the market. Think about your needs, how often you drive your car, and if you want an earth rod with your unit – these considerations will help you choose the best option for your needs. How much does it costs to run and charge an electric car?

You should also be sure to get a three-year warranty for your charger – ensure your installer gives you this information.

With an electric car home charging station in your garage or driveway, you’ll never need to worry about finding a car charging station while you’re out and about. Which are you planning to choose?

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