You're in charge
Having an electric vehicle charge point fitted at home is a great way to make the most of your Korando e-Motion. It gives you the option to charge your car whenever it is at home and can turn out to be particularly economical.
There are a few things to consider when planning to install a home charge point – the good news is that SsangYong’s affiliate partner, EO, offers a one-stop service that is convenient, cost-effective and packed with benefits.
Installing your home charger
Having a charger fitted in your home is easier than you think – with our partner’s installation service.
Simply visit your local SsangYong dealer and register for an installation from our affiliate partner, EO.
You will need to provide a few details and photos - location, fuse box and other important aspects - to prepare a smooth approval and installation.
You may also be asked for documents to prove you're eligible for any available government support.
An EO Approved Installer then comes to your home…
Find your nearest dealer at www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/dealers
How long it takes to charge an electric car home or away
You have total control of the power you need for the range you require. An electric car's charging speed is measured in kilowatt (kW).
The UK network of charging facilities is constantly growing to meet the growing popularity of electric cars and some public charging points provide 100 kW “rapid-charging” output.
At home, your electric vehicle charging point can usually deliver 7kW whereas a regular three-pin socket can only provide up to 2.3kW.
Having a home charger will provide much faster and safer charging for your Korando e-Motion.
What is the cost of charging an electric car at home?
Charging your electric vehicle at home is particularly economical. Assuming you pay 21p per kilowatt, charging your Korando e-Motion is cost effective compared with fuelling an internal combustion engine vehicle. This translates in a cost per mile that is far less than that of a conventional petrol or diesel car. What’s more, you can reduce costs further when opting for a dedicated EV energy tariff. These tariffs usually offer reduced pricing for overnight, off-peak charging.
Ready to experience the best in home charging?
Contact your SsangYong dealer now and start enjoying convenient, smart home charging at www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/dealers
Choose just the right options to suit your needs
SsangYong has partnered with EO, a leading technology solutions provider in the EV sector. EO deploys EV charging stations, hardware-agnostic cloud-based software, electrical installation, grid upgrades and ongoing service and maintenance. EO also provides this end-to-end solution that require mission critical infrastructure. Founded in 2014, EO’s technology is used by customers directly for home charging, by a number of the world’s largest businesses and fleet operators, and it now distributes to over 35 countries around the world.
EO Charging previously announced an agreement for a business combination with First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FRSG), which is expected to result in EO Charging becoming a public company listed on the NASDAQ exchange. EO was ranked number 27 on the Financial Times’ FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. To learn more, please visit www.EOcharging.com and follow EO at @EOCharging on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Charging capacity: up to 7kW
- Untethered (universal) or tethered unit
- Exclusive 7-year warranty on Mini Pro 2 in association with SsangYong
- 3-year warranty and standard installation included on other products
- Auto power balancing to safely manage electrical load (recommended)
- Preferential price for customers referred by a SsangYong Authorised Dealer
How the EO home installation process works
What's included in a standard installation?
The standard installation package covers the majority of homes in the UK and includes the following:
- Fitting of the charger on a suitable permanent structure (e.g. a brick or plaster wall).
- Routing of the cable through a single wall of up to half a metre thickness.
- Up to 15 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the consumer unit and the charge point (up to a height of up to 1.8m).
- All electrical connections at the origin of the supply and charger.
- Supply and installation of a Garo device with built in RCBO or equivalent.
- Up to 3 metres of plastic conduit or trunking to conceal interior wiring.
- Electrical testing and NICEIC certification.
- Demonstration of the charger functions and the EO Smart Home app.
If you aren't sure whether you come under our standard installation scheme simply get in touch with one of EO’s Home Install experts on email@example.com – they’ll be happy to advise the best solution for your installation.
Want to know more?
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help make your decision even easier.
How do I charge an electric car at home?To charge your car at home, it’s recommended that you get an electric car charging point installed. This method of charging is approximately three times faster than a three-pin plug. Our partners, EO, have vast experience in home charge points and their installation.
How much does it cost to install a home electric car charging point?Good news - Our SsangYong authorised dealers can also refer you to EO to benefit from reduced prices exclusively available to SsangYong customers, along with an exclusive 7-year warranty on its Mini Pro 2 products.
What type of electric car charger do I need at home?We recommend that you install a 7kWh charger, which is the most future-proof solution and will offer the best compromise between speed and price.
Why would I need a home charger? Can’t I use my home socket?A dedicated electric vehicle home charger has some key benefits compared to charging your electric vehicle from a home socket:
• You should be able to charge your electric car at least three times faster if you install a 7kWh charger
• It’s much more robust, safer and reliable
• You can monitor your vehicle’s electricity consumption using your charger’s smart functionalities
I live in a multi-unit property, is it still possible to have a home charger?It is possible to install a home charger even when you don’t have your own driveway or grid connection. In most cases you will need to contact the property’s freeholder to receive approval for the necessary installation, like cabling and possible adjustments within the central fuse box.
I don’t have my own driveway or private parking space; can I have a home charger installed on a public street?In most cities, installing your own charging point in a public area is not allowed. You should check with your local authority for guidance.
My driveway is located far away from the grid / connection box. Are there limitations when installing a home charger?In most cases there are no technical limitations when installing a home charger however this may mean the work required goes beyond what is deemed as ‘standard’. A cable longer than 15 metres and any need for trenching or hiding the cable will result in additional costs. To prevent any unpleasant surprises, our partner, EO, will assist you prior to your installation and discuss the best way forward.
What happens if my installation is non-standard?Non-standard charger installations may incur an additional cost. Once your order is placed, EO will be in touch to better understand your requirements and produce a no-obligation quote for the additional works. If you decide not to proceed, a full refund will be provided.
How long does it take to complete the EO application form?On average, the EO application process takes 25 minutes. EO recommend having a smartphone or tablet device (with built-in camera) available to ensure you can take photos of application information. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional photographer or a qualified electrician to complete the form.
What will I need to complete the application form?You will need the following to complete our Home Install application form:
• Evidence of off-street parking.
• Photo of preferred location for charge point.
• Photo of incoming electricity supply.
• Photo of consumer unit.
• Photo of gas main bonding.
• Photo of water main bonding.
• Site plan with measurement’s (don’t worry, a rough sketch will do).
• MPAN – usually found at the top of your utility bill.
• Proof of vehicle ownership or your vehicle’s order confirmation.
• If you own a company car, you will need a 'company car/salary sacrifice’ letter.
Are there any additional charges?Any additional charges will be outlined in your final quote which you will receive within 3-5 working days of your application being sent to an EO Approved Installer. Additional charges are only incurred for anything not considered a standard install.
How long until my charger is installed?The aim is to have an EO charger installed at your home within 3 weeks of you submitting your application. This can vary on a case by case basis, and our Home Install team will provide you with a detailed timeline at the very start.
Who at EO Charging has access to my data?The EO development team use charging data for diagnostic purposes and the EO support team may access your data in the event of a fault.
What smartphone app do I need to use for the EO Mini Pro 2?The smartphone app for the EO Mini Pro 2 is the 'EO Smart Home' app, powered by EO Charging's own back-office platform. This can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and on Google Play Store.
Does the EO Mini Pro 2 need an earth rod?EO recommend that EO approved installers include a Garo earthing device (product sold separately at a discount through EO) for all home installs, negating the need for an earth rod when fitting your charging unit. The device meets the latest wiring regulations in place and is part of our standard installation package which covers the majority of homes in the UK. If you aren't sure whether you come under EO’s standard installation scheme simply get in touch with EO on firstname.lastname@example.org and their team of experts will be happy to discuss the best solution for your installation.
Can I lock the EO Mini Pro 2 when not charging to prevent any unauthorised usage?The EO Mini Pro 2 does not come with a locking socket, but you can configure it to only charge during certain time periods and prevent others from using your charger when your car isn’t plugged in. To do so, simply set a ‘scheduled charging’ using the 'EO Smart Home' app. If you're going away for a longer period of time (e.g. on holiday) you can easily disable your EO Mini Pro 2 by tapping the padlock on the main screen of the 'EO Smart Home' app. That way if another vehicle is plugged in whilst you're away it simply won't charge.
Is it possible to use RFID with an EO Mini Pro 2?It's not possible to use RFID with an EO Mini Pro 2 as it isn't equipped with a RFID card reader - that said, the EO Mini Pro 2 is smartphone controlled so you can start, stop and schedule a charging session from the 'EO Smart Home' app.
Can you select the charge rate manually from the app?The EO Mini Pro 2 charging rate can be set up to 7.2kW - this must be manually setup by an EO Approved Installer during your installation, according to the power supply available at your home.
If you are concerned about the charging rate of your EO Mini Pro 2 then please first contact the EO Approved Installer that installed your home charging unit.