POLAR is a membership scheme which, for an annual registration fee of just £10, provides free access to the country’s national charging network. Another key benefit of owning an electric car is that you can also 'refuel' it at home. If you live in selected areas of the country, there are two options: 13amp domestic, or faster charge through a free intelligent Homecharge-i charging unit.
Option 1: 13amp domestic
Your car is supplied with a cable that plugs into a standard 13amp domestic socket (subject to your home supply having satisfactory wiring and earthing standards). In this case, the box built into the cable restricts the current drawn to 10amps. Using this, you can recharge a Nissan Leaf in about 10 hours.
Option 2: Faster charge by Homecharge-i
Using a Nissan-recommended Homecharging Unit, this solution has a number of benefits.
convenience: there's a built-in tethered cable so you don't need to get the cable out of the car boot
speed: you're charging at up to 16amps rather than 10amps
purpose-built: this option comes with a free wiring survey and installation by a fully qualified British Gas-trained technician, plus a built-in RCD and overcurrent protection, ensuring your car and house are fully protected.
free webpage and i-phone app showing your daily and monthly usage, plus your carbon and costs savings
Please complete and submit this form to check on your eligibility for a Homecharge-i charging unit.