How To Charge An Electric Car At Your Home

To charge your shiny new electric vehicle at your home or office, you will need a Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point installed where you regularly park your electric vehicle, or an EVSE supply cable for a standard plug socket as an occasional back up. Most electric car owners usually choose a dedicated EV charging point because it’s faster, more convenient and has a host of built-in safety features.

An EV charging point can range from a compact weatherproof unit that can mounts to a solid external wall or internal garage wall, to free-standing units that can be mounted almost anywhere with suitable sub-structure. All our EV charging points are installed by qualified specialist installers, for more information call us today on 01392 460000.

We are proud to be partnered with Rolec Ev – Supplying for the home and office, the low cost WallPod: EV Ready unit, through to the sophisticated EV ControlCentre, Rolec EV has a full range to suit every location and budget. The Rolec EV product range is designed and built to be flexible and compatible with all leading motor manufacturers’ EVs and their communication protocols, including all types and modes of charging. As the actual manufacturer of this range, Rolec EV can personalise our charging range to suit your individual requirements, specifications and branding.

How Often Should You Charge Your Electric Car

You can charge your electric vehicle as often you need to. It can be treated the same as charging a mobile phone, fully charging overnight and topping up in the day if necessary. While it is not necessary for most to charge every day, many drivers plug in each time they leave their car out of habit, giving them maximum flexibility should they have to make an unexpected journey.

By charging overnight, electric vehicle drivers can take advantage of the cheaper night-time electricity rates and drive for as little as 2p per mile. Overnight charging also ensures that the car’s battery is full each morning for the day ahead.

How Fast Can You Charge Your Electric Car At Home

Charging speed for electric cars is measured in kilowatts (kW). Dedicated EV charging points charge your electric vehicle at 3.7kW or 7kW giving about 15-30 miles of range per hour of charge (compared to 2.3kW from a standard plug socket which provides up to 8 miles of range per hour).

How Can I Get A Car Charging Point At My Home Or Work

All our electric car charging points are professionally installed. The installation process for the charger involves wall mounting the charge point on an exterior wall or in the garage, obviously near to where you park your car and connecting it safely to the mains electricity supply. An installation typically should take around three – four hours to complete, obviously dependant on the individual requirements of the driver and the complexity of the installation.

Car Charging Tips: Tip: It’s always wise to be at home during your car charger initial install: We will arrange to install a charge point in the most convenient and neat location for you, but also demonstrate how to charge your car and answer any questions you have at the time.