With the E.ON Drive InstallationCheck, customers in Germany can now not only receive an individual quote in just a few clicks, but also order their wallbox installation online.
Today, electric cars can be charged safely, conveniently and quickly at a wallbox - an electric car charging point, which can be installed in private garages, apartment blocks or parking lots. However, there is often a lack of clarity about the costs and effort involved in professional installation. This is where the E.ON Drive InstallationCheck comes in.
The E.ON Drive InstallationCheck - an innovative online tool for convenient wallbox installation - was jointly developed by E.ON Innovation, E.ON Solutions, E.ON Digital Technology, Charge-ON and EDG and successfully launched in the German market today. “With the tool, our customers can easily receive a personalised cost estimate online for their wallbox installation and wiring and order the professional installation directly," explains Christoph Ebert, responsible for the electromobility business at E.ON Germany.
Customers answer short, step-by-step questions about the individual circumstances of their location, such as where the wallbox is to be installed or where their distribution box is located – all they need is a measuring tape and a few minutes’ time. Once the required information has been entered, an individual offer for installation is issued immediately. "With the innovative E.ON Drive InstallationCheck, we offer customers an easy-to-use online tool that provides them with a transparent installation proposal at a glance," says Mark Ritzmann, Managing Director at E.ON Innovation. The cost estimate also includes an overview of all requirements necessary for the wallbox installation: obligatory customer registration with the distribution network operator, delivery of materials, required connectivity to the household electricity network, the line laying of the entire route, as well as the final cleaning. The installation can be ordered directly online; the work is carried out in Germany nationwide by E.ON specialist partners.
The online offer can currently be used for detached, semi-detached and terraced houses in Germany and is linked to the purchase of an E.ON wallbox. If additional customised solutions are required, E.ON continues to offer its customers a personal on-site check.
Wallbox installations in Germany has a strong backing from the government. The state-owned investment and development bank KfW, for example, is currently promoting the installation of certain charging stations for electric cars at privately used parking spaces with a one-time grant of 900 euros per charging point. KfW stipulates that wallboxes must be new, have a standard charging capacity of 11 kW and intelligent control and only use electricity from renewable sources.