Do I need an OLEV-approved installer to fit my home EV charger?

To qualify for government incentives like the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), your EV charger must be installed by an OLEV-approved (Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) installer. These installers have met specific standards and are authorised to install EV charging points under UK government programs.

Can any electrician install an EV charger, or do they need special approval?

Not all electricians can install EV chargers. They need to be certified by a recognized body such as the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) or have specific qualifications like the City & Guilds 2919. It’s crucial to choose an installer who has the necessary credentials and experience with EV charging systems.

Who is qualified to install an EV charger in the UK?

A qualified electrician who has specific training and certification in EV charger installation, such as the City & Guilds 2919, is required to install an EV charger in the UK. This ensures the installation is safe and compliant with UK electrical regulations.

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