Pod Point 2018, Janice Law – Home charging unit Owner Review

Pod Point 2018, Janice Law - Home charging unit Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in your review? 
Janice Law


What is the make & model of your charging unit?
Pod Point


What year did you have your charging unit installed?


Which company installed it and would you recommend them?
Organised via Pod Point, would recommend.


How much did you pay for your unit and installation?


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Why did you purchase this particular unit?
Deal through Volvo.


List 3 or more points that you like about the charging unit.

  • Generally it works well
  • updated app is a big improvement in functionality.


List 3 or more points that you don’t like about the charging unit.

  • I have had 2 failed Wi-Fi modules
  • it’s quite large/ugly
  • not intelligent enough for solar management.


Outline any faults you have experienced with the unit.
Wi-Fi units failed multiple times.


Provide your overall rating for the charging unit.

Tell us about your home charging routine.
Working from home now so charging is currently minimal, once every 10 days or so (80 miles a week max). I am not on a cheap overnight tariff so charge whenever needed at any time of day.


If you were buying a new charging unit now, what would you buy and why?
Not sure, a more compact unit for sure, notably the newest Pod Point is much better to look at. I would be looking for one that is future proof and has the ability to manage solar and battery storage use.


Tell us about your electricity provider and tariff. Would you recommend them?
EDF – my fixed EV tariff has just expired which gave a decent rate all day (14p kWh). Moving onto standard variable as cheaper than fixed currently. They have been good and installed my smart meter quickly. They do offer cheap overnight rates but as I am not currently commuting they do not work for me.


Are you part of a charger-sharing scheme for those who don’t have their own charger?


Pod Point 2018, Janice Law - Home charging unit Owner Review


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