Can I Install an EV Charger in My Garage?

A guide exploring the option of installing an electric vehicle (EV) home charger inside a garage.

Last updated: May 02, 2024 3 min read


You can install an EV charger in your garage given you have enough space, access to the power supply, and get a reliable Wi-Fi signal.

Installing an EV charger in a garage

As the number of EVs increases steadily on UK roads, the demand for convenient home charging solutions is growing among EV owners. Many people with off-street parking have opted to install a chargepoint like the Solo 3 on the exterior of their homes.

But what if you have a garage and want to fit a charger there? Is it possible? To help answer this question, we’ll look into the possibility of setting up an EV charger in your garage and address common questions and considerations.

Can I install an EV charger in a garage?

Yes, you can install an EV charger in your garage. For many EV drivers, this can be the perfect location for a chargepoint.

However, there are a few factors to consider before committing to a charger installation in your garage:

  • Space – Ensure your garage has enough space to accommodate your electric car and the charging equipment without creating unwanted obstacles.

  • Vehicle-side connector location – Check if the connector on your vehicle is conveniently positioned to reach the charger when parked in the garage.

  • Distance from the fuse box – Your garage needs to be close enough to your home’s power supply, particularly the fuse box, to make the installation straightforward and cost-effective.

Wi-Fi connectivity – If your EV charger model requires a Wi-Fi connection for features like scheduling and monitoring charging sessions, ensure your garage receives a strong enough signal.

Pros and cons of installing an EV charger in a garage


  • Protected from the elements – Charging your EV inside a garage means the charger is less exposed to weather-related wear and tear.

  • Increased security – An indoor charger reduces the risk of vandalism or tampering.

  • Convenience – Charging within your garage is generally more convenient, especially in bad weather.


  • Space restrictions – Not all garages can comfortably fit a vehicle and a charger, especially if used for storage or other purposes.

  • Installation challenges – Some garages might require additional work to install proper wiring or improve Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Vehicle positioning – Depending on the location of your vehicle-side connector, the layout of your garage may not be optimal.

Is installing a charger in a garage more expensive?

It depends. The cost of installing an EV charger in your garage is generally comparable to an installation on an external wall, provided that you meet the standard installation criteria. Factors that can influence the cost include the distance from the power supply and any necessary upgrades to your garage’s electrical wiring or Wi-Fi. If you meet standard installation requirements, fitting your Solo 3 home charger is included in the purchase price.

Time to consider installing an EV charger in your garage

Installing an EV charger in your garage is absolutely possible, given electricity and Wi-Fi connectivity are available or can be improved. Placing your chargepoint in a garage offers security, protection from harsh weather and convenience.

Ready to order an EV home charger? Find out how to prepare for a home charger installation and start the process today.

No access to a garage or other off-street parking? No problem. It’s possible to charge your EV without a driveway, check out our guide.