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CORD TAKES THE HEADACHE OUT OF GETTING AN EV CHARGER INSTALLED

LONDON: EV charging company Cord is eager to lift standards across the industry with its hassle-free standard installation plan for EV chargers.

 

The company was set up after its founders saw the poor service so many new EV drivers experienced when they went to book a home charger installation, with wait times stretching out into months, complicated self-assessments of their property, and an array of extra charges added on.

This has undoubtedly contributed to the shocking 217,000 EV owners Cord estimates have no home charger installed.

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Cord addresses this by offering a simple standard installation that comes with everything nine out of ten new EV driver needs, including:
 

  • An in-person survey and installation from their UK-wide network of qualified electricians.

  • Surge protection, cabling, and testing.

  • A 7.4kW single socket Type 2 charger compatible with all EVs produced since 2018.

  • Compatibility with off-peak tariffs and connectivity through WiFi and 4G.

  • Control through the Monta charging app.

Halfords have been so impressed with Cord’s ability to make the entire installation process hassle-free that it has selected the company as its exclusive home changing partner.

 

Cord co-founder Paul Tomlinson commented:

 

“When I bought an EV I thought the hard part was over - but it had just begun. Getting a charger installed was a massive headache, with a complex self-survey, a long wait-time from my provider, and an array of hidden costs I hadn’t expected. Far too many drivers see these hurdles and don’t bother - sticking with painfully expensive public charging or the slow three-pin plug charger that comes with their car instead. We started Cord to change that.”

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Product details:

 

  • Cord’s One EV charger costs £999 including a standard installation and free professional survey. The charger can be bought by itself for £575.

  • Nine of ten installations are standard and any extra work required is not undertaken without a clear quote and consent from a homeowner. 

  • All customers are eligible for a full refund if they decide partway through the process an EV charger isn’t for them.

  • The average wait time for a standard install is just two weeks.

  • Chargers come in black or white and can be mounted to a wall.

  • Standard 7.4kW type 2 charger works with all EVs and is compatible with off-peak tariffs from energy companies.

  • Chargers are IP65 rated and connected to the Monta charging app by 4G and WiFi.

  • All installations come with surge protection, up to 30m of internal cabling, and testing.

  • Three year warranty included, five-year warranty available as an option.

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