Home charging with Octopus EV

Smarter charging, bigger savings

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Smarter charging

bigger savings

Charging an electric car at home is convenient, hassle-free and unlocks great savings. Although you can charge a car with a 3-pin plug, getting a home charger will provide you with quicker and safer charging.

Why go for the EO Mini Pro 2 with Octopus Electric Vehicles ?

Smart software allows you to program every charge with a single tap from your app. And if you have solar panels, you'll be able to match the amount of energy that is going into your car against the solar that you are generating at any given time.

Plug into the benefits with EO

A leading UK smart charger

A modular system that allows for more chargers to be added to your house whilst balancing available home supply

OLEV Approved: Eligible for a government grant

Designed and manufactured in the UK

Program your charger so that it matches the amount of solar power you are generating

Sync your charger with Octopus Go, the EV driver tariff, and effortlessly make the most of cheaper, overnight charging

Choose from a selection of colours: navy, silver, black or white

Remote lock / unlock function

 
 

Octopus Electric Vehicles and Octopus Energy customers can get the 7kW EO Mini Pro 2, including standard installation and £350 OLEV (home charging) grant, from £545 for a universal charger or from £605 for a tethered charger.

To contact EO directly, please email octopus@eocharging.com or call 0333 772 0383 and select 1 from the menu

*Prices in Scotland: £245 for universal charger, £305 for tethered charger, including standard installation, OLEV grant and EST Grant

The perfect pair:  EO Mini Pro 2 + Octopus Go 

The EO Mini Pro 2 works effortlessly with Octopus Go, the EV driver's tariff. It includes 4 hours of super cheap off-peak rates, so you can keep costs down while your car tops up. Simply select our tariff in the EO app to set the right times to charge. No need to connect and disconnect the charger, just plug in when you get home and the EO Mini Smart Home will do the rest.

Smart software allows you to program every charge with a single tap from your app.

Designed specifically for EVs, offering super cheap electricity at 5p/kWh between 00:30 - 04.30. Perfectly charging whilst you're sleeping.

Not an Octopus Energy customer? Switch here.

FAQs

How do I claim the OLEV grant towards my charger?


All the prices displayed on our website already include the OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) grant. However, it is worth noting that you need to fulfil a few criteria in order to receive the grant, such as having off street parking, proving proof that you own an electric vehicle and ensuring that you’ve never claimed the grant on this vehicle before. Please note that you will need to have a car delivery scheduled within 4 months of your charge point installation in order to be eligible for the grant. Our partner, EO Charging, will take you through it all and claim the grant on your behalf. If you click ‘Let’s Begin’, you will be taken to an online application form where you can get started.




What is a 'standard install'?


All the prices displayed on our website assume a standard installation. We have worked hard with our partner to ensure this covers most customer’s home set ups, but that’s not always the case. Our standard installation includes;

  • Fitting the charger on a brick or plaster wall, or other suitable permanent structure.
  • This assumes that your charger can be connected to your WiFi and doesn't require any further equipment.
  • Routing the cable through one drilled hole in a wall up to 20 inches thick, where required.
  • Up to 15 metres of cable between the consumer unit and the charger, up to a height of up to 1.8m.
  • All electrical connections at the origin of the supply and the charger.
  • Up to 10 feet of plastic conduit or trunking to conceal interior wiring.
  • A Matt:e or Garo device, as well as a Type A RCD, to ensure your charger is earthed in a safe and compliant manner.

If EO assess that your installation falls outside these standard parameters, they will include any extra works required in a no-obligation quote and explain what these are for.




What will you need to have ready for the application process?


To avoid delays completing the application form, we recommned you have the following things to hand:

Details on your vehicle, such as make, model, registration number, estimated delivery date (if you've not yet collected your car) and proof of ownership.
Your phone, to take pictures. The application will ask you for a few pictures so be ready to provide these when prompted.

A statement from your energy provider, to provide information around your energy usage and MPAN number.




What does the application process entail?


Upon pressing ‘Let’s begin’ on our website, you’ll be taken to the home charge application with EO Charging. This form will ask you for details about yourself, your car, your OLEV grant eligibility, your home and your choice of charger. It may take you about 30 minutes but will allow EO to claim £350 on your behalf. Upon completion, your details will be sent to the team at EO who will assess your install requirements and send you a final quote. Once you’ve accepted the quote, EO will arrange your installation and keep you updated on timings up until the installation day.




Once installed, how will I be able to synchronise the charger with my off-peak energy tariff?


The installer will take you through the functionality of the charger and the EO App on the day, getting you set up and running. However, you’ll be able to update this at any time.




What is a universal and a tethered charger?


Great question.

A universal charger is one that doesn't come with a cable attached to it. You would use your own cable to plug into the charger and the car, the same one that you would use to charge on the public charge point networks.

A tethered charger is one that's comes with a black cable attached to it (so it doesn't have the socket on the unit). This concept is more like a petrol pump, you take it off it's hook and plug it into your car.




Can I also claim the EST grant if I live in Scotland?


Yes you can! EO Charging work with accredited EST installers in Scotland who will be able to claim the additional £300 grant.




How do I switch to Octopus Energy?


It's super easy, just click here to get a quote and complete your switch.





 

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Octopus Electric Vehicles Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit including contract hire, firm reference number 809736, registered address 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT. Octopus Electric Vehicles Limited is a credit broker and is not a lender. Octopus Electric Vehicles Limited introduces drivers to a panel of lenders and may receive a commission for the introduction.