Pod Point 2021 – Home charging unit owner review

Pod Point 2021 - Home charging unit owner review

Popeye has a 2021 Pod Point that cost £650 to be installed.

Provide your overall rating for the Pod Point charging unit.


Which company installed it and would you recommend them?

Mulcahey Electricals – yes, would recommend.


Why did you purchase the Pod Point charging unit?

It has a tethered cable that wraps around the Pod Point charging unit. I can set the charger’s time from my phone. The cable is one of the longest available. If you put your kWh electricity cost it works out how much each charge will cost you.


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

  • Tethered cable
  • Tells me how much each charge costs
  • Has a very long cable!


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

  • Nothing as yet.


Outline any faults you have experienced with the unit.

None as yet.


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Tell us about your home charging routine.

150 to 200 miles per week. Use car nearly every day. Charge twice a week. Charge between 12.30am and 4.30am as it’s a third of the price of any other time.


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

Pod Point for reasons given previously.


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

Octopus Go – 5p per kWh between 12.30am and 4.30am. It is for EVs, however I put my washing machine, dryer and dish washer on timed to come on between those times. The amount of money I save doing this means I am running my electric car at zero cost. Would definitely recommend to other electric car owners.


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