I’ve just bought a new Leaf and am enjoying it immensely. Part of the reason for my purchase was Ovo’s announcement if the Vehicle to Grid charger. As soon as it was announced, I registered my interest in being involved noting I am thinking of buying an electric car. Now that I’m an EV owner I’m eager to know more.
The garage I bought the Leaf from can arrange for a 7kwh home charger to be installed for free. However, I’d rather not have a charge point installed if it means I’m not eligible for the V2G pilot this summer.
Does anyone know the details of the project or if Ovo won’t install a V2G if there’s already a charge point installed at home?
Best answer by ellisbirt
I would use the EVSE and wait for OVO. An EV Charge socket can draw 16A or 32A from your consumer unit. Most homes cannot support two safely (you need capacity for other uses).
The 'free' socket is part-funded by a government grant. If the OVO trial failed and they wanted to remove the smart socket you should still be able to get the grant.
When I bought my leaf (second hand) the dealer gave me a contribution towards installing a socket.