Find approved charging point installers in County Durham
Below we list some local electric car charging point installers all of whom meet the following criteria:
- They are accredited by OZEV for EV charging points
- They have been trained to install at least one model
- Together, these EV charger installers offer a variety of electric car chargers
Get the right EV chargepoint for your home by EITHER clicking on the Rightcharge rectangle in the side column, OR by visiting one of the local companies listed at the bottom of the page.
These installers can cover all the main County Durham towns, cities, and surrounding areas, including:
- Newton Aycliffe
- Bishop Auckland
- Annfield Plain
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Double-check installers are accredited by OZEV (old name OLEV)
You can find the official list of accredited installers on the OZEV website.
In addition, in order to receive the £350 grant, your charging point must also be approved by OZEV aka OLEV. Check the charger you are interested in is on the approved list.
If the installation company doesn't have both accreditations (installer and charging point), then your installation won't be eligible for the £350 OZEV grant.
Having said that, it's the installer that has to make the claim for the £350, so you should be fine either way.
Full eligibility information for the grant – basically if you wish to participate in the government's Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) – can be found here.
How long does the EV charger installation take?
An electric car charger installation typically takes just a few hours.
Sometimes the EV charger installation company will visit first to work out a suitable location for the chargepoint, and then decide with you on an appropriate cable run. In this way, on the charger installation day, everything should run nice and smoothly.
Alternatively, the installation company won't visit in advance and you will be asked to download some software (e.g. Jumptech, Onroute, etc.), or click on a link on your smartphone or tablet. You will then answer various questions and take photos of your fusebox, likely cable run, and so on, enabling the company to send you an accurate quote.
Charging Point Makes and Models
The installers below, together with the Rightcharge charger and installer finder tool, cover the most popular chargepoints, such as Myenergi Zappi, EO Mini Pro 2, Ohme Pro, Indra Smart Pro, Pulsar, Easee One, etc. There are however many other brands and models, and different connector plugs, and if you set your heart on a particular one, ask your local installers if they can source the one you want.
For a comprehensive overview of charging points and how they complement an electric car, please see our main Charging Points page. In a nutshell, better to get a 7.4 kW home EV charger, rather than a 3.6 kW charger, as you will be able to charge your electric car twice as fast. Charge overnight on a cheap, smart tariff, and your monthly 'fuel' bills will be incredibly low.