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Home Charging

The easiest way to charge your plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle at home is to install an electric vehicle charger. Installing your own charger is also an efficient way to charge, as you can schedule charging times and take advantage of dedicated EV energy tariffs. We offer Toyota HomeCharge to support you through your EV journey.

Benefits of charging your electric vehicle at home

  • Convenient

    A home car charging point makes charging convenient, and easily becomes a habit, it makes good use of your time, and means you rarely having to stop at a service station. Plug in overnight and wake to a charged battery, just like charging your mobile phone.

  • Save money

    Charging your electric car at home is cheaper than charging at a public charger. There are several off-peak energy tariffs on offer for electric car charging at home which can save you even more money when you charge at specific times.

  • Flexibility

    We highly recommend that you install an electric car charger such as Toyota HomeCharge, which we can help you with, however if needed, you can even plug-in to a domestic socket.

Complimentary charger offer

Our EV home charger Toyota HomeCharge is the only charger which has been designed to work in unison with your electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid and the MyToyota App.

From the 3rd April 2024 - 1st July 2024, we are offering retail customers who order a new Toyota plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle which is registered by 31st July 2024, a complimentary Toyota HomeCharge EV charger with standard installation included.

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Installing Toyota HomeCharge

To make installing our electric car chargers easy, we have teamed up with British Gas to provide expert support at every stage.

When you order your Toyota electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, discuss Toyota HomeCharge with your dealer, who can share your details with British Gas.

The full process typically takes 6-8 weeks, so we recommend ordering your EV charger at the same time as ordering your new vehicle.

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What do I need to install a home charger?

The basics you’ll need for installation are:

  • Off-street parking: To have your own charger installed, you must have a private off-street parking space, such as a driveway or garage.
  • Freeholder permission: If you live in a block of flats or rented property, you’ll need permission from the freeholder before we can install your charger.
  • Electrical safety check: If your property was built before 2008, we’ll arrange a free video call with a British Gas engineer to make sure your electrics are up to standard. Not every property is suitable for an EV charger, and some properties might need a bit of electrical work before installation can begin. Experts from British Gas will be able to advise you free of charge.

How much does it cost to charge a plug-in hybrid or electric car?

Charging at home is a cost-efficient way to charge your plug-in hybrid or electric car. Our charging cost calculator can help you estimate how much you are likely to spend.
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Home Charging FAQs

A tethered EV charger has a built in cable, whereas an untethered does not have a cable included. The EV charger we provide is untethered.

The charge time will depend on the model of your vehicle, please see an outline of charge times* from a 7.4kW home charger below for our electric models:


  • 10 hours

Proace City Electric:

  • 4.5 hours

Proace Electric: 

  • 50 kWh battery - 4 hours 45 minutes
  • 75 kWh battery - 7 hours

RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid:

  • 2 hours 45 minutes


Prius Plug-in Hybrid:

  • 2 hours


To estimate your bZ4X charging time, based on a variety of factors, use our handy charging calculator.


*Actual charging times may vary depending on various factors, including the age, type, condition and temperature of the charging unit and the battery, the starting charge and environmental conditions at the point of use. Charge times may be longer in colder weather and if battery temperature activates safeguarding technology. 

Yes! It is completely safe to charge your vehicle in the rain.

Once you have your charger installed, it is extremely simple, just plug in and the vehicle will charge – just like any other electrical appliance.

It is possible to install an EV charger in your garage, speak to the British Gas support team on 0333 202 1054 who will be able to provide further advice.

This depends on your circumstances, contact the friendly British Gas support team on 0333 202 1054 and they will be able to help you.

Not every property is suitable for an EV charger, and some older properties might need a bit of extra electrical work before installation can begin. If you need help, don’t worry – experts from British Gas will be able to advise you free of charge.


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