When will this technology be available in the UK?

Current estimates are that wireless car charging technology will be available to the public by the end of 2022. There are already several trials of this taking place in various towns and cities where electric cars are most common.

  How much will it cost to install?

To begin with, it's hard to put an estimate on price given that this technology is brand new. As with any new technology we envisage that prices will fall as wireless charge points become more popular.

  Where do you operate in the UK?

We can install wireless electric vehicle charging units to anywhere on the mainland United Kingdom, from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland. We are a wireless car charging company based in Leeds, enabling us to serve the whole of England, Scotland and Wales with ease.

  Is wireless charging as efficient as plug-in charging?

Wireless chargers are currently 90-95% as efficient as conventional plug-in chargers. By the time this technology is market-ready, this will have probably improved to a point where the difference is negligible?

  Are there grants available to install these wireless EV chargers?

No– as it stands right now. ‘The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to £350 towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points at domestic properties across the UK.’ At the moment wireless charge points are not eligible for grant funding, however, as more vehicles with wireless technology are produced, we expect grants to move towards covering induction charging, just like they do currently with wired charge points.

  Is the technology safe?

Yes. Wireless charging uses a magnetic field to transmit energy from one charging plate to another. This is quite strong, but not to a point where it would present any hazard, just like wireless charging for mobile phones. The unit is completely sealed and watertight, and installed by a Niceic approved electrician.