Cheap EV Charger Installation: Affordable Solutions for Your Home

A modest electric vehicle charging at home using a Level 1 charger connected to a standard household outlet in a simple garage setup.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transportation, offering a cleaner, more sustainable way to get around. But, for many EV owners, the thought of installing a home charging station can seem daunting and expensive. Fear not! There are affordable solutions for your home that won’t break the bank. Let’s explore some cheap EV charger installation options that are both practical and budget-friendly.

Explore Government Rebates and Incentives

First things first, check if there are any government rebates or incentives available in your area. Many governments offer financial assistance to encourage EV adoption, which can significantly reduce the cost of purchasing and installing a home EV charger. These incentives can make a once pricey installation surprisingly affordable.

Consider a Level 1 Charger

If you’re looking to minimize costs, a Level 1 charger might be the way to go. These chargers use a standard household outlet, meaning you can often set up without the need for costly electrical upgrades. While Level 1 chargers are slower than their Level 2 counterparts, charging overnight is usually sufficient for daily commuting needs.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Installation

For the handy homeowners out there, a DIY installation might be the perfect way to save on costs. Some Level 2 chargers come with detailed installation guides suitable for those with a bit of electrical know-how. However, safety first! If you’re not confident in your skills, it’s worth hiring a professional to avoid any risks.

Look for Deals and Discounts

Keep an eye out for deals and discounts on EV chargers. Manufacturers and retailers often offer sales, especially during holiday seasons or special promotions. Signing up for newsletters or following your favorite brands on social media can alert you to upcoming deals, helping you snag a charger at a fraction of the cost.

Share a Charger

If you live in a multi-family dwelling, like an apartment complex or have neighbors also interested in EVs, consider sharing a charger. This collaborative approach can split the cost of purchase and installation, making it more affordable for everyone involved. Plus, it’s a great way to foster community spirit and encourage others to consider EVs.


Installing an EV charger at home doesn’t have to be expensive. With a bit of research, you can find affordable solutions that fit your budget and lifestyle. From government incentives and Level 1 chargers to DIY installations and shared charging options, there are plenty of ways to make EV charging at home both accessible and affordable. Embrace the future of driving without worrying about the cost.

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  • Rapid

    DC charging

    Every vehicle is plugged in.

    Now any specific car can be charged in minutes rather than hours on slow AC charging. A game-changer for drivers and operations teams. 

  • Every space

    EV ready

    DockChain makes it possible, and affordable, to make every space in a car park ready for EV charging. Give certainty to drivers that there will be a charging bay available and remove the operational cost and hassle moving cars on and off chargers. 

  • Customer experience

    Tethered cables make it convenient for users. CCS cables to match the industry standard for high powered DC charging. Charging session authorisation can be configured to operator requirements (app enabled, RFID, open use, etc.)

  • Ease of


    DockChain reduces ground works required for installation. Chain cables run in a shallow trench, wall mount, or lay in a cable tray to reach every parking space. The power supply cabinet connects and can be positioned in a convenient location at your site.

  • Scale & upgrade

    DockChain is flexible allowing you to increase the number of charging Docks as demand increases. E.g. Enable 10 spaces, then easily double this in the future. DockChain can be upgraded too, allowing larger capacity additions in the future without upheaval to any existing installation.

  • Battery

    cost savings

    With DockChain's rapid DC charging, a fleet operator could shift from purchasing larger capacity battery vehicles to more affordable smaller capacity ones as rapid turnaround makes it operationally possible to top-up frequently without impacting operations. Ideal for distribution/ delivery firms.

  • Charge when power is

    cheaper & greener

    Charging several EVs makes you a high electricity user subject to fluctuating grid prices. Slow AC charging requires constantly charging to complete in the  available time. DockChain's DC power enables more flexible timing of charging so you can put more kilowatts in your EVs at lower prices.

  • System integration

    DockChain can be stand-alone or fully integrated to your existing IT infrastructure. Charging can be matched to fleet or booking requirements (E.g. Car Rental / Distribution), integrated to customer systems and payments (e.g. hotel bookings or office parks). Analytics and power management are all configurable. 

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