Pod Point 2021 – Home charging unit review

Pod Point 2021 - Home charging unit review

Kay has a 2021 Pod Point that cost £199 to be installed.


Provide your overall rating for the Pod Point charging unit.


Which company installed it and would you recommend them?

Contactum Electrical.


Why did you purchase the Pod Point charging unit?

It came as an offer with the electric car.


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

  • Easy to use
  • Not had any problems
  • Neat installation.


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

  • Intermittent connection to Wi-Fi
  • Can’t start remote charging
  • Cable can be a bit untidy.


Outline any faults you have experienced with the Pod Point unit.

No faults, just the Wi-Fi problem.


Tell us about your home charging routine.

We use the car most days locally, averaging about 150 miles per week and charge once or twice a week. Charging is done in the daytime as we are unable to get a working smart meter to take advantage of cheap EV charging at night, despite writing numerous letters to various bodies regarding this issue with SMETS1 smart meters. So much so, we have wondered if we did the right thing buying the EV.


If you were buying a new charging unit now, what would you buy and why?

We would buy a myenergi zappi as they can utilise energy from our solar panels which would be a great help.


Tell us about your electricity provider and tariff. Would you recommend them?

We are with Bulb, on their Vari Fair tariff, which is OK at present but a proper EV tariff would have made a huge difference. We pay around £15 – £20 per month. Unable to recommend as they are in special administration.


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