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ELECTRIC CARS

ELECTRIC CAR HOME CHARGING

Lexus makes driving an electric vehicle simple by providing everything you need for home charging. Whilst you may want to arrange installation of the charge point yourself, we have also partnered with British Gas who offer a national installation service.

INSTALLATION MADE EASY

Lexus is partnering with British Gas to offer a complete home charger installation service. Experts from British Gas will be able to answer any questions you might have – and also show you how to use your charger correctly. The installation itself will be managed by a British Gas engineer, and normally only takes two or three hours. For extra peace of mind, all our approved home chargers come with a three-year parts and labour warranty.

HOME CHARGER OPTIONS

Alfen Eve S Line

The Alfen Eve S Line is our premium charge point, designed and manufactured by one of Europe’s largest providers. Integrated with the Hive app, the Alfen Eve S Line fits seamlessly into your smart home, allowing you to control the charger straight from your mobile device.

  • 7kW smart charger
  • Smart control in the Hive App
  • In-built 3.5” colour display
  • Tethered option available (£86)
  • Dimensions: 370 x 240 x 130mm (unit size)

From £589* (Standard installation)

Includes charger, installation and VAT*

**Prices shown assume eligibility for £350 Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant, VAT, parts and installation by an Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles (OZEV) certified engineer.

INSTALLING YOUR HOME CHARGER

Lexus and British Gas make it easy to choose, order and install your home charger. All work is carried out by expert installers from British Gas – and you’ll be supported throughout your installation journey to ensure you can enjoy safe and reliable charging from day one.

ADVICE

Your Lexus sales consultant will help you choose the best charger for your property and your charging needs.

ASSESSMENT

When you order your charger, you’ll be asked to fill in a quick questionnaire about your home. Our partners at British Gas will then contact you to book a video call. This will be with an engineer who will check some technical details in your home, see whether any extra work is needed for the installation, and give you an indicative quote for installation.

INSTALLATION

British Gas will arrange an appointment for an engineer to visit your home and complete the installation. This will happen in plenty of time before your car arrives.*

*Installation times are 4-5 weeks however it could be up to 6 months if your local grid operator needs to upgrade the infrastructure.

HELP WITH INSTALLATION COSTS

WHAT GOVERNMENT GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOME CHARGING?

The EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. It replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on 1 April 2022.

The EV chargepoint grant is open to:

  • homeowners who live in flats
  • people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)

For full criteria visit EV chargepoint grant

HOW TO CHARGE YOUR NEW CAR AT HOME

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Not necessarily. However, you must obtain the homeowner’s or landlord’s permission to have the charger installed.

Centrica British Gas engineers will give you a full demonstration of how your charge point works, even if it has not been delivered yet.

If your home was built before 2008, you may need some additional work before a charger can be installed. Generally speaking, those who live in high-rise apartments who do not live on the ground floor tend not to be viable for a home charge point installation, as they do not own the wall the charger will be mounted on.

To be eligible for the OLEV grant, homes are required to have designated, private off-street parking that is directly linked to the home. Charger installations that require running cables across thresholds or frequently used pathways would not be eligible for the grant owing to safety concerns and would not be installed by Centrica British Gas.

*Eligibility for the grant will change from the 31st March 2022. Typically the grant will only be available for rented accommodation or owned apartment.

*Installation times are 4-5 weeks however it could be up to 6 months if your local grid operator needs to upgrade the info structure.

You can cancel your agreement with us at any time before the installation is fully completed. This is called your ‘cooling off’ period.

If you have questions regarding your install, you can call our EV Support Team on 0333 202 1054, Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm or email: ev@britishgas.co.uk

Tethered chargers come with a fixed cable in the charger that cannot be removed. Untethered chargers have a Type 1 or Type 2 socket which for direct use with your charging cable. With an untethered unit, you can unplug your charging cable from the charger when your charging session is finished.

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles(OLEV) grant is a government grant for reducing the cost of installing an electric vehicle charger, provided under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

The Government will contribute up to £350 towards the purchase and installation of your electric car charger. But there are certain requirements you must meet in order to qualify for the grant – here is what you need to check:

  • You have off-street parking.
  • Your property is within the UK.
  • Your vehicle is eligible for the grant.
  • You have not already claimed the grant for your vehicle.
  • You are not exceeding the limit of two OLEV funded charge points per household.
  • You intend to keep your electric vehicle for at least 6 months.
  • You will be the registered keeper, lessee, or nominated driver of the car.
  • You have the homeowner or landlord’s permission to have the charger installed.

The OLEV guidance states that the person applying for the grant must live at the property where the charger will be installed. As a result, landlords would only be able to apply for the OLEV grant for their own homes.

Once we have completed your Virtual Home Check, it usually takes 2-4 weeks for your charge point to be installed. Standard installations usually take 2 hours, but this can vary according to each home

A Distribution Network Operator (DNO) manages your electricity supply. They will need to check that your supply is adequate for the installation of a home charging unit. We will notify your DNO about the charger installation who then either provides approval or requests upgrade works at your property. The latter course of action is rare, but the approval process can delay installation by a few weeks depending on the DNO. The DNOs have 10 business days to respond to the application. If the DNO approves the application to install the charger, we will be in touch within 1 business day of us being notified to book in a charger installation date. If work is required, the DNO have up to 6 months to carry out the work. Find out who your DNO is at this website:

https://www.energynetworks.org/info/faqs/who-is-my-network-operator.html

We would need access to your new house approximately 15 working days before you want the charger installation to allow us to perform a survey and get DNO approval. Additionally, you may not necessarily have the right to remove your charger, which is a fixture to the house, or take it with you in the event of a house sale. We recommend you seek your solicitor’s advice before considering removing a fixture such as an installed electrical product.

Images are for illustrative purposes only, and may not reflect UK specification and also include optional equipment.