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Why choose HCCS?

HCCS supply and install simple and affordable solutions for charging electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles at home. The range we offer charges up to 3 times faster than a standard 3-pin household plug and are safer to use.  Our specialist trained engineers install charging products from leading EV charging manufacturers including Ohme, Pod Point, myenergi and Hypervolt.

Here's what HCCS offers as standard:

  • FREE 3 year parts and labour warranty included.
  • Smart EV charging points suitable for every make and model of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle.
  • Available as 7.2kW universal socket or tethered charge point.
  • 22kW chargers available, depending on electricity supply.
  • EV chargers suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Installation usually available within 2 weeks, subject to electrical survey.
  • Easy to use. You just plug in, charge and you’re ready to drive!

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Electric Vehicle Charging Points for your home

View our range of household approved electric vehicle chargers, from market-leading brands like Ohme, zappi, Hypervolt and Hydra. Whether you have solar PV at your property or need a charger that matches aesthetically with your home, we can advise on the best option to suit your needs.

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Our team are NICEIC certified and manufacture approved. So you can feel safe in the knowledge that your new charger will be installed to the highest standard.

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If you are new to the world of EV's, or just would prefer to talk then get in touch. We can offer advice, quotes and walk you through the full buying process - with no obligation.

the Process
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How We Do It – the HCCS 3-step process

Got a question? Arrange a survey, installation or ask a question, we are always here to help.

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Start your EV journey
step 01

Not sure where to start because there is such a minefield of information? No problem, you have come to the right place. HCCS can help you discover the best solution for your EV charging requirements.

Contact us for more information. You can call us on 0330 666 0100, email us info@hccs.org.uk or fill out the contact form.

Once we receive your enquiry, we will be in touch within 48 hours. Then we’ll either arrange a date for a free survey with one of our engineers or will ask some questions about your property and your electrical supply. We will also ask for some photos to pass on to our Technical Team.

Once our Technical Team is satisfied that your electrical supply is adequate and has assessed what is required for installation, we will provide a no obligation quote for the work. As soon as you agree to the quote, we’ll arrange the best time to carry out the installation.

Full payment must be made before we can begin your installation.

Your Installation
step 02

On the day of installation, our uniformed engineer(s) will arrive in a sign written van. The engineer will ask you to confirm the preferred location of the EV charge point(s).

Standard installation of an EV charge point usually takes around 3-4 hours. Non-standard installations where there are groundworks, longer cable runs or multiple EV chargers to install will take longer. We will advise on time required and if power isolation is required for connection to the mains.

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Completion
step 03

Once the installation is complete, the engineer will test your new charge point(s) and sign the installation off with Building Control. You will receive a certificate from the NICEIC, approving the work. Keep this safe for future reference and when you come to sell your property. The engineer will also talk you through using your new charge point(s) and answer any questions you may have.

Our home EV charge points come with a free 3-year parts and labour warranty so if you do experience any problems, we are just a phone call away. 

Find out about our Servicing and Maintenance packages for extra peace of mind.

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general FAQ's
Is there still a grant available?

There are still grants available but as of 31st march 2022 the criteria changed. Homeowners with off street parking can no longer apply for a grant. However, if you are a flat owner/occupier or a tenant, or if you have a business registered with Companies House at your residential address, you may be eligible for the grant. Please see our OZEV grants page for full details.

Can someone else use my charge point?

The majority of EV charge points have either a key lock or the ability to lock the charger via the app or touch screen. Some customers prefer to switch the charger off at the mains to prevent unauthorised usage, for instance if they are away from home for a period of time.

How much will I pay for my new charger?

Prices vary, but a standard installation which includes up to 15m of electrical cable, connection, signing off with NICEIC starts at £899 including VAT. This is based on not being eligible for a grant.

What is the difference between untethered and tethered?

An untethered or universal socket doesn’t have a cable attached so you would need to purchase a separate suitable charging cable, usually 32A. 

A tethered unit has a charging cable attached, usually 5m as standard but some manufacturers offer longer cables as standard or at an additional charge. You would need to ensure you choose the correct type of cable, type 1 or type 2 dependent on your vehicle.  The majority of electric vehicles have a type 2 charging port.

If I have two chargers, can I use both at once?

This depends on various factors. You would need to ensure your supply is adequate for two chargers so a minimum 100A. Also it would depend on whether the chargers have load management clamps applied which would monitor your supply and ensure that the chargers don’t overload. In essence, the power to the cars would be halved via the clamp.

How fast is a 7kW charger?

Generally speaking, a 7kW home charger will charge at 30 miles per hour and as most customers charge overnight, that should give sufficient time for overnight charging.

Can I have a 22kW fast charger at home?

To have a 22kW EV charger you would need to have a 3-phase electrical supply at your property. Although possible, it is not something many residential properties have.

What makes a dedicated EV charge point installation company different?

The engineers will have completed specific training for installation of EV charge points, both for single phase and 3-phase supplies.  The company should be approved by OZEV and will be accredited by a governing body such as NICEIC which means they will undergo regular auditing and annual checks for competency, and to ensure all regulations are adhered to.

A dedicated installation company will also have built up relationships with manufacturers and will have had training on specific products to be able to carry out installations, maintenance, troubleshooting and commissioning and also to demonstrate the workings of the charger and app.

Can I do the installation myself if I know about electrics?

In a word, no. We strongly recommend you approach an EV charge point installation company. EV chargers draw a lot of power and if installed incorrectly, can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. Using the wrong breaker, wrong sized cable or installing the equipment incorrectly can lead to arching inside the unit which can cause a fire.

Can a domestic electrician install my EV charge point?

As much as a qualified electrician is competent for electrical installations such as rewires and consumer units, an EV charge point installer will have completed a specific course to be able to meet the regulations and Code of Practice for EV charge point equipment installations. What’s more, a qualified EV installation company will be approved by OZEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) to offer the grant for eligible customers. It is also worth bearing in mind that many manufacturers will invalidate the warranty if a charger is unable to be commissioned because it has not installed by an approved installer. Electricians that opt to install EV charging equipment without the correct training and certifications risk breaching the Electricity At Work Regulations Act 1989.

Can I claim the OZEV grant on a second hand vehicle

The answer is yes, provided the vehicle is on the eligible vehicles list and you meet other criteria for the grant.

What type of EV charge point do I need?

We offer a wide range of products, but for charging your electric vehicle at home, there are two main options and these are tethered or untethered charge points. Both do the same job in terms of efficiency, they just work in a slightly different way.

  • A tethered unit has a 5m or 7.5m cable attached as standard so you plug from the unit into your car, much like using the pumps at the filling station. You will need either a type 1 or type 2 tethered unit, depending on the make of vehicle.
  • An untethered or universal unit comes without a cable so it is suitable for all makes and model of electric and plug-in hybrid on the road. For this option you use a type 1 or type 2 public charging lead depending on your vehicle.
How soon can my EV charge point be installed?

Our lead time is usually 1-2 weeks from receiving your enquiry and you approving our quote.

Before installing an electric vehicle charging point, we will ask you for a selection of photos so we can conduct a remote survey of your electrical supply and off street parking arrangement. This involves checking the consumer unit and incoming supply are adequate with capacity for an electric vehicle charge point. We will also check your property’s maximum load demand and in some cases, you may be required to ask your utility provider for a meter tail exchange or upgrade. Don’t worry, we can talk you through the process. If we require further details or if the installation is vey complicated, we may arrange for one of our engineers to carry out a more detailed site survey of your property, this is free of charge.

What is the process?

On receiving your enquiry, we contact you to ask you for a selection of photos so we can conduct a remote survey of your electrical supply and off street parking arrangement. This involves checking the consumer unit and incoming supply are adequate with capacity for an electric vehicle charge point. We will also check your property’s maximum load demand and in some cases, you may be required to ask your utility provider for a meter tail exchange or upgrade. Don’t worry, we can talk you through the process. If we require further details or if the installation is very complicated, we may arrange for one of our engineers to carry out a more detailed site survey of your property, this is free of charge.

Once we have reviewed your photos, we will send a quote for a suitable product and if you are eligible for the OZEV grant, we will let you know what else we need from you in order to process your grant claim.

We will contact you to arrange a suitable date for the installation to take place. The registered keeper/lessee will be asked to complete and sign some paperwork.

The engineer will provide a demonstration of the charger and answer any questions you may have.

Prices include a 3-year parts and labour warranty.

Can a charger be installed from a plug socket?

No, EV chargers draw a lot of power so need to be installed either from your main consumer unit, secondary consumer unit if suitable, or fed directly from your metered supply.

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