Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best Electric Vehicle Chargers that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.
Whats the difference in EV chargers?
The majority of home chargers will usually charge at 3kW or 7kW. Though you can get up to 22kW and that will give you a charge of around 40 miles in roughly an hour ( the 7kW will give you around 25 miles per hour of charge ). The higher rate one would probably require a three-phase supply, not the single-phase system that most houses use, so unless you have a workshop or have already a three phase system, then I would avoid that.
Also the faster the chargers are harder on the battery, slow charging is the best for longevity of battery life. I think the 7kW model is the best compromise.
The best chargers are easy to use and fully programmeable so that you can set the time to charge if you have an off peak rate available and the better ones are accessable through an app for total remote control.
Just below you will see our top list of EV chargers. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the best selling Vogvigo EV Charger Type 2. This charger is absolutely superb and if you want the a good model at a reasonable price then this is it.
Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.
Vogvigo EV Charger Type 2,Electric Vehicle charger
96% buyer satisfaction from over 50+ customer reviews
This level 2 16A/20A/24A/32A,EV charger can charge your car faster than most other level 2 models. The current in the charging box can be switched freely between 10/16/20/24/32 A to meet all your needs.
It comes with an excellent digital screen that is easy to read and gives you all the info that you might want.
This model comes with a 5 m long cable and an IEC 62196-2 type 2 female connector can meet your daily charging needs.
The charging box is small and neat (20*9.3*5.1cm) which makes it very portable.
All the EV chargers in this range are compatible with most electric vehicles that meet IEC 62196 standards.
Also all of them have over-current protection, over-voltage protection, under-voltage protection, leakage protection, overheat protection, waterproof rating IP65 and other protection measures, which can safely charge your car and avoid fire.
Portable Type 2 Charging Cable UK 3 pin
94% buyer satisfaction from over 50+ customer reviews
It comes with a 5m long cable with IEC 62196-2 type 2 female connector and this is pretty standard for any of the better models
This Level 2 6/8/10/13A Type 2 EV Charger Cable will charge your vehicle faster than the previous level 1 chargers and is simple to change the charger’s current, between 6/8/10/13A to suit your needs.
The state-of-the-art digital interface highlights which exact setting is in use.
A handy 3 Pin to Type 2 Charging Cable is the perfect fit many top brands, if your vehicle is listed below, then its very likely that this is the charger for you! Audi, BMW, Citroen, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, MG, Mini, Nissan, Peugeot,Seat, Skoda, Smart, Tesla, Toyota, Vauxhall, and Volkswagen!
I would say this model is quite a good quality built, made from high-strength ABS material and is probably as good or better a standard that most others on the market.
The charger is designed with overcurrent, overvoltage, under-voltage, leakage and overheat protection, and waterproof protection, keeping you and your car safe.
Wallbox Pulsar Plus EV charging solution, Type 2
94% buyer satisfaction from over 20+ customer reviews
We are really jumping in price now and its hard to see how to justify that
It is the probably the most compact on the market (166x163x82 mm) so some of the extra cost will come from that
There is a maximum power of 7.4 kW , is adjustable current from 6A to 32A and has a 5 m (TYPE 2) cable so that's all pretty standard to me.
Charging is advertised up to 10 times faster, so I guess that's what you are paying for. I'd say 10 times faster is a bit of a stretch but it's definitely a lot quicker than the cheaper models. Maybe 5 times as fast
The app for this unit is really excellent and gives you remote access to do nearly any function you might need
Maybe worth the money if you regularly need a fast charge but I personally don't need that
VORSPRUNG® Portable EV Charger Type 2
90% buyer satisfaction from over 200+ customer reviews
Standard again with a Level 2 6/8/10/13A Type 2, IEC 62196-2, EV Charger Cable that is 5M long
Simple to change the charger’s current and has a very easy to read digital interface
Comes with the latest 3 Pin to Type 2 Charging Cable that fits BMW, Citroen, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, MG, Mini, Nissan, Peugeot, Polestar, Porsche, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Tesla, Toyota, Vauxhall, and Volkswagen
The chargers are designed with overcurrent, overvoltage, under-voltage, leakage and overheat protection, and waterproof protection, keeping you and your car safe and have been awarded the best CE and TUV certification available
This model comes with a 1 year warranty a full refund or replacement EV Charging Cable, if you are not happy with it.
E-S1mple Type 2 EV Charger 3 Pin Type 2
90% buyer satisfaction from over 150+ customer reviews
This portable ev charger type 2 to 3 pin meet with European standards, 62196-2, apply for almost all European electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles
Standard again with a Level 2 6/8/10/13A Type 2, IEC 62196-2, EV Charger Cable that is 5M long, though this model is fuly waterproof and has the IP65 cerification to prove it !
You get the charging information through 2 simple LED indicators, so there is nothing fancy about this model
LIFETIME WARRANTY comes with this model and although it's pretty cheap, I would say that it has an excellet build quality
A very quick video review
We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on these chargers. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.
I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features and he is well known for demonstrating tools.
I hope this has been some help to you.