I applied for a charging install which was advertised at £445 (including the OLEV grant) for a standard install, but subject to survey. This was passed on on to a local installer, who then quoted £1,140 (£790 after grant). I naturally queried why my install would be so much more (as it appear simple to me (spare circuits available in the consumer unit which has easy access and a short cable run in the garage). They suggested that while my install was simple, the wholesale price of the charger is £445 alone. I'm curious what the truth is, who is not being honest? Is it (a) the online equipment supplier with an unrealistic £445 price or is it (b) the local installer who are just milking it? Keen to hear your experiences. Many thanks.