Can a normal electrician fit an EV charger?
Of course, you might earlier turn to electricians for lighting installation, fixing electrical issues, etc. However, when you need to install an EV charging station, one question arises. Can a normal electrician fit an EV charger?
In short, no. To clarify, an electrician you are going to engage for EV charger installation must be accordingly competent or even registered. And, by the way, the same is true for repairs or works under an EV charger maintenance contract.
When undertaking no-grant EV charger installation
To keep your EV charger warranty valid or simply make sure of your safety, you must have your EV charging station fitted in compliance with certain UK Regulations and Codes. And their specific requirements related to electrical vehicle charging point installation.
Moreover, EV charging station installation involves the installation of a dedicated circuit and, thus, is a notifiable work (Part P of the Building regulations). That is why for EVSE installation, you should hire an electrician who has passed relevant training and is competent relevantly.
Typically, regarding the question we consider here, a fully competent person is an electrician who meets the following requirements:
When installing an EV charger within OZEV chargepoint grant schemes
When you want to arrange EV charging facilities within an OZEV chargepoint grant scheme (both residential and commercial), a normal electrician is not the specialist to apply to. To clarify, you are eligible to get grant funding only when you engage an authorised EV charger installer to fit your unit.
What does the term “an authorised EV charger installer” stand for? To be short, it means the electrical must be:
Note, authorisation with the OZEV is not automatic but requires a special application. Moreover, there are specific lists of CPS operators, under which schemes an electrician is eligible for authorisation with the OZEV for residential and commercial EV charging stations.
If you need to install an EV charging station, you can fully count on the competent and experienced engineers of LE Company.
LE Company team