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evec electric vehicle charging points now available at Jewson online and in selected branches.

Electric vehicles are rising in popularity in British households, with the latest Government data showing the number of licensed plug-in vehicles on the road passed 1 million in September 2022. According to the SMTT, nearly half a million electric vehicles will join Britain’s roads in 2023. As part of the journey to move the nation to electrical cars, every new-build home must now, by law, include an electric vehicle charging point.

Whether you’re building new homes or retrofitting existing properties, this represents a huge opportunity if you can source and install electric vehicle charging points.

With this in mind, we’re delighted to announce that we are now stocking a range of electric vehicle charging points by evec, available online and in several of our branches nationwide.

Making Better Homes

As part of our Making Better Homes range, helping you to build sustainably and smarter, the evec products are said to be the UK’s most affordable smart EV charger. evec’s aim is to make electric vehicle chargers more accessible to as many households as possible, and the devices are compatible with all EVs and PHEVs – from entry-level to luxury models.

Other benefits include:

  • Up to 22kW of power, through single-phase or three-phase power
  • Type 1 and Type 2 compatibility
  • IP54 compliant units, withstanding temperature from -25°C to 50°C
  • Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity to the evec charging app
  • UK protection requirements and a 3-year warranty
  • Protective earth neutral protection, over current protection and residual current protection as standard

The free evec app allows users to easily view the charge status, switch it on and off, schedule charging, monitor usage and enter manual mode.

Prices start at £444.95 for the evec 7.4kW EV Charger, while pedestal chargers start at £1,560.

Demand for sustainable solutions

And according to our recent Trade Trends report, there will be increased demand from homeowners for these kinds of products. Our research found that over a third of tradespeople (35%) said they’d recently been asked by a homeowner about energy efficient options. In addition, Google searches for terms like “EV charger installation” and “best home EV charger UK” have risen by 70% in the last 12 months.

Matthew Handley, Category Innovation Manager at Jewson, said: “We chose the evec range when launching this new offering as it provides a consistent stock supply and a very attractive price point for our customers. The products themselves offer everything you would look for from an EV charger, with convenient installation for our customers and an attractive design for the end user.

“As our recent research shows, homeowners are increasingly looking for more ways to reduce their environmental impact, and we are committed to supporting tradespeople by offering solutions that help them to do this at an affordable price. We also offer training for tradespeople who are keen to learn more about how to install and maintain new and existing product ranges.”

The full range can be browsed at: https://www.jewson.co.uk/search?text=EVEC