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Smart Home Charge report a steady increase in demand for Home EV chargers

Enquiries for home EV charger installations grew by 63 per cent between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023, with all areas of the UK showing strong growth, according to data from home charge point installer Smart Home Charge.

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As well as enquiries, total sales for home charge point installations throughout the UK were also up, by 23 per cent for the first quarter of 2023.

The East Midlands had the highest growth percentage for installations compared to the previous quarter, more than doubling, by 105 per cent between January and March 2023. In second place was London North West at 66%, followed by Yorkshire at 54%.

Combining a home charge point installation and an EV-friendly electricity tariff can help save hundreds of pounds per year on charging costs, and data has also confirmed an increasing number of UK drivers looking to take advantage of EV-friendly electricity tariffs.

EV tariffs have a cheaper off-peak electricity rate, usually overnight, and smart home charge points help drivers make the most of this. Smart Home Charge claims that the cost of a home charger installation can be recouped in around 12-18 months when combined with an EV tariff. For example, a driver with a Volkswagen ID.5 could save up to £704 per year in home charging costs by installing a dedicated home charge point and switching to an EV-friendly tariff.

Discover more about EV home charging with our guide on the cost of installing an EV charger at home.

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