Before installing an EV charger, you must notify your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) if your load demand is 60amps or more.
While regulations emphasise the importance of surge protection, they give homeowner’s the choice to opt out of an SPD during their EV charger installation.
The cost of an EV charger depends on who is applying because there are Government grants available to some buyers.
You don't need a smart meter to install an EV charger, but you do need a smart meter to purchase an EV tariff - so it's worth getting one anyway.
Installing an EV charger does not require rewiring your house. The electrical work is usually confined to creating the new circuit between the consumer unit and charger.
With EV chargers, the devil is in the details. Small decisions like charging capacity and cable length make a big difference in convenience and costs over time.
If you want an 11kW charger, you must upgrade to a three-phase power supply, which requires modifications to your electrical installation.
Unless you're an electrician, don't do it yourself. Charging points need a new dedicated circuit and only an electrician can create one safely.