ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

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Electric cars have many benefits. Amongst other things, they’re better for the planet, quieter and lower maintenance than petrol/diesel cars.

EV cars can be charged at public charging stations. Some are free, some charge a small fee, and they are available across the country. However, for convenience, most EV car owners do the the majority of their charging at home. Electric cars have ranges of 200-300 miles, so home charging will suffice for day to day running, but may need supplementing on long journeys.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

If you’re just using your EV as a runaround in town, you won’t need to use public charging points; home charging will do just fine. There are two ways of doing it: the first is straight from the mains. Depending on how many volts your domestic power socket’s supply is, charging from the mains in the UK should take 6-9 hours. The easiest thing to do is to plug your car in overnight.

As a short-term or occasional solution, charging from the mains is fine. Continued daily use of a standard power socket, however, is not recommended. The solution is to install a specially-designed charger. These are becoming more and more common as adoption of the technology grows.

BENEFITS OF A HOME EV CHARGING STATION

CONVENIENCE

Unlike being reliant on public charging points, installing a home EV charging point gives you absolute control over when you charge your car. At home, you can just plug in your EV and carry on with whatever you want to do. As most electric cars have a range of 200-300 miles, a home EV home charging station will be enough for everyday use.

FASTER

Depending on its size, a home electric charging point can charge your car from flat to full in anywhere between 1 and 7 hours. This is definitely quicker than charging from the mains, which takes a minimum of six hours. It’s also quicker than public charging, unless you use a rapid charging point – but these aren’t cheap.

USAGE

An electric car battery is no different to other batteries – charging it over and over will eventually affect how well it can hold its charge, and its efficiency will be reduced. Charging it to near full when possible, rather than just for an hour or two, might be better for it in the long run – and this will be easier to do if you have your own charging point.

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