EV home charging

Home charging in brief

A dedicated charging box is safer and can provide faster charging. 'Schuko' outlets can pose a risk and should therefore only be used for 'emergency charging'. Installing a standard outlet for charging is no longer permitted.

New standards for the installation of charging points

'The change in NEK 400:2022, effective from July 1, 2022, pertains to electrical low-voltage installations. It entails that it is no longer possible to install a grounded household outlet for daily or regular electric car charging purposes.

This means that if charging is the purpose of the installation, you must install a charging box with a Type 2 connector.

A charging box or charging station is the only safe and legal alternative because it eliminates misuse and provides additional safety margins. It also allows for faster charging if your power system has sufficient capacity. To determine the charging power you can get, this is something you need to check with an electrician.

The "old-fashioned" way of charging the electric car through the so-called "Schuko" outlet is no longer a legal way to charge your electric vehicle. This is because electric cars require stronger residual current devices. To explain what the "Schuko" is, it's usually the bulky charger that connects to the car and a standard household outlet. Charging through such an outlet, especially if the electrical wiring is old or too weak, can lead to overheating or even a fire. According to the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB), charging with the "Schuko" outlet is only allowed for emergency situations.

Here's what you should follow if you need to "emergency charge":

Am I able to install a home charger?

Do you rent a house with parking on private land? Contact your landlord and ask about the possibilities.Do you own a home with parking on private land? No problem! You can arrange for a private charging point suited to your technical specifications.Do you own or rent a home with no parking, on private land? Find your nearest public charging station [here](targetSelf:/en-no/all-about-evs/charging-on-the-go/).

Charging time from empty to full

The recommendation from DSB regarding home charging is clear: a permanently installed charging station that provides good safety and steady charging. What makes these so secure is that charging is interrupted in case of any faults, safeguarding against overload, allowing you to sleep well at night.

**How much does it cost to install a home charger? ** Regardless of how you choose to charge your car, it is important that the power grid is built for it. A charging station is installed by an authorized electrician, and the prices for installing a charging station range from 15,000 NOK to 25,000 NOK, depending on the charging capacity, location, and the condition of the facility on which the station is mounted.

7.4 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery7h45m
  • 75 kWh EV battery10h

11 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery5h15m
  • 75 kWh EV battery6h45m

50 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery53 min
  • 75 kWh EV battery1h20m

150 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery18 min
  • 75 kWh EV battery27 min

Frequently asked questions about home charging

What options do I have for charging an electric car? You can charge your electric car at home, at work, or at a public charging station.Does my electricity network at home have sufficient capacity for a home charger? Your existing power supply will probably be sufficient as cars are mainly charged during the night when you’re not using other electrical appliances. Your charging station can be programmed to operate at the right power and at the right time so that any potential overload to your electricity network can be avoided.I can't charge at home. Are there alternatives? If you don’t have the possibility to charge at home, you can use a public charging point. You don’t need a home charger to have an EV as public charging points are growing each year. With charging apps you can easily find an overview of locally available charging points.What do I need to consider when choosing a home charger? Do you have your own driveway, garage or private parking? Are you an owner or tenant? Can you take action independently as an owner or is this in consultation with an association of homeowners? In addition, it is best to take into account the mains voltage that is connected in your street. This has an influence on the charging speed of your car.Do I have to return the home charger at the end of my car lease? The home charger, unlike the lease car, becomes the property of your employer.  You therefore need to agree this with your employer.