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ELECTRIC CARS

LEXUS ELECTRIC CAR HOME CHARGING

Charging your electric car at home is both efficient and convenient. We make driving an electric car simple by providing everything you need for home charging including our EV charger Lexus HomeCharge.

WHY CHARGE YOUR ELECTRIC CAR AT HOME?​

Charging at home is the most economical way to charge your electric car, and most people install an EV charger at home for convenience and efficiency. ​

You can take advantage of EV energy tariffs which usually offer a  low off-peak kWh rate allowing you to charge overnight when demands on the energy supply are at their lowest.​

We can help you with arranging the installation of a home charger, so once you have your electric car you can be sure you’re always ready to hit the road.​

Exclusive Lexus HomeCharge offer

The only home EV charger fully integrated with your vehicle and the Lexus Link+ App, Lexus HomeCharge makes charging your plug-in hybrid or electric car easy, with features such as remote charging, managing users and tracking charging sessions.

From the 3rd April 2024 - 1st July 2024, we are offering retail customers who order a new Lexus plug-in hybrid or electric car which is registered by 31st July 2024, a Lexus HomeCharge EV charger with standard installation at a cost of only £395.

Terms and conditions apply. 

Installing Lexus HomeCharge

We have partnered with British Gas to provide expert support for installing your charger at every stage.

When you order your Lexus electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid , speak to your local Centre about Lexus HomeCharge, who can share your details with British Gas to progress the order.

The full process usually takes 6-8 weeks, so we recommend ordering your EV charger at the same time as ordering your new car.

HELP WITH INSTALLATION COSTS

Government grants for home charging​

​The EV charge point grant pays 75% towards the cost and installation of a home charger (up to a maximum of £350) for renters and flat owners. Grants are subject to eligibility.​

​For full criteria visit EV chargepoint grant.

Fully in control your charge through Lexus Link+

The Lexus Link+ app lets you keep an eye your charging status and schedule charging that allow you to enjoy off-peak charging.

You can easily manage multiple charging functions, including

Check the charge of your car’s battery and range status, show charging stations etcs – it can all be done via the app.

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

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.

*According to Zapmap 2022 EV charging survey