I Have my New Car Ordered – Now I Need a Charge Point
With my new Leaf, I get a new, FREE, POD Point charge point.
Thanks to a Nissan discount of £264 and the government OLEV scheme discount of £500, there is no charge for me at all for the entry level unit, although there are a couple of upgrade options you can choose.
Here is a quick guide to what to expect when you are ready to get your system installed. This blog covers the on-line application, with a separate blog that covers the installation.
Ordering my New Charge Point
The process starts with an email from POD Point to start the application. It was pretty straightforward and the pictures below step through the choices offered. The three choices I made of most significance to me were the following:
1) Upgrade to a 7kW charger. This cost £95. This seemed good value and future proofs me for longer range cars in the future.
2) Upgrade to a key so that I can lock the charger if necessary. This cost £30. I am not sure if electric thieving is likely.
3) I chose to have an un-tethered system with a type 2 socket so that it could work with any car. This was no charge. POD-Point tell me there is no difference in charge between a tethered and un-tethered system.
1 – The initial email from POD Point
2 – website starting point
3 – charge power choice
4 – tethered/untethered choice
5 – extras: key, cable, freestand
6 – Order summary showing total price less the nissan discount
7 – A statement that I have bought/leased a new car and have suitable off-street parking for a chargepoint to qualify for the OLEV grant
8 – 2nd Order summary including the OLEV grant
9 – payment for my extras
10 – payment summary
11 – address for installation
12 – installation specific questions
13 – statement of whether I do or don’t want the OLEV grant
14 – formal grant application. This needed a form downloaded, filled in and uploaded. Not particularly difficult and definitely worth it to save £500.
15 – MPAN number needed from my electricity bill.
16 – the thank you