Five reasons to choose an EVCC member to install your home chargepoint:
1. Confidence in your installer
EVCC members are reputable, competent and qualified installers who will install your home chargepoint to a high standard
2. Highest standards of customer service
You will not be pressurised into a sale and will be dealt with politely and quickly.
3. Safeguard your purchase
You will receive clear and fair paperwork, with all the relevant protections.
4. A considered design and personal service
You will receive a site survey to check the adequacy of your property, as well as help with deciding on a suitable location for your chargepoint
5. Help should things go wrong
You will have the reassurance that any complaints should be resolved speedily and effectively
What to expect from an EVCC Member
You will then have the comfort of knowing that you have done the necessary preparation and asked the right questions before you sign a contract. In this way you should end up with a chargepoint that is suitable for you and your needs, at a reasonable, competitive and transparent price.
What to expect
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- EVCC members should always deal with you in a courteous, constructive and prompt manner.
They should show you evidence of their identification before they enter your home, including their name and job title.
- EVCC members should not use any selling techniques designed to pressurise
They should always give you time to think about what you are buying and not pressurise you into making an immediate decision, for example, by offering a discount for signing on the spot, or claiming there is limited availability of a product which means you have to order quickly.
- Goods and services should be fit for purpose and performed with care and skill
You have the right to expect that any goods they supply will work properly and be fit for their purpose, and that all services will be performed with reasonable care and skill.
- EVCC members must provide you with all the information you need to help you make the right choice for you
On the basis that you might not be an expert in EV chargepoints, EVCC members must provide you with all the information necessary to help you choose the most suitable chargepoint for you. They should clearly explain how a product will work and benefit you, and how you can get the best from it.
- Their advertising must be legal, honest, decent and true
Any advertising materials they show you, including anything you see on their website or social media pages, must be legal, honest, decent and true; information provided and claims made must not be ambiguous or misleading.
- EVCC members must carry out a site survey before you sign a contract
They must have carried out a site survey and an assessment of the suitability of your property for a chargepoint, including the adequacy of our electricity supply, before you sign up to anything. This survey may be undertaken remotely providing this allows them to get all the information they need.
- Key information must be given to you in writing
Before you sign a contract, EVCC members must give you key information in writing, which should be left with you after the visit, including:
- a detailed quotation
- technical and other information set out in the IET Code of Practice
- information about EVCC
- EVCC members must give you a written contract
Your contract should include clear and accurate information about your rights to cancel and all other applicable terms and conditions. You should not agree a contract which is not in writing, and you should never be asked to pay a deposit before you have signed a contract.
- EVCC members should never take more than 15% deposit and this should be protected
EVCC members should not ask you to pay a deposit that represents more than 15% of the overall cost of the contract. If you have not paid a deposit using a credit card, they must demonstrate that they have protected your deposit, so that should their business become insolvent or cease to trade before the contract is complete, the deposit can returned or the contract can be completed by another installer.
- EVCC members must notify the relevant DNO of your chargepoint installation
They must provide evidence to you that they notified the relevant District Network Opertaor (DNO) of your installation (notification must be done either before or after the install depending on the results of the maximum demand assessment; your installer will be able to advise you on the notification requirements).
- EVCC members must provide you with a workmanship warranty which should be protected in case they cease trading
They must provide you with a guarantee of their workmanship for a minimum of 3 years and must ensure that they have arrangements in place such that, if they should become insolvent or cease to trade during the term of this guarantee, you will have redress should workmanship problems arise.
- Once you have installed your EV chargepoint, why not tell us how you found the experience? You can give us feedback via email@example.com.
- To log a complaint about an EVCC member, visit What to do when things go wrong.
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