Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
Can't I just use a normal socket?
How much does it cost to charge my car?
How much will it increase my electric bill?
How can I save money charging my electric vehicle?
Can I use the same charger on any electric vehicle?
Will an EV charger need to be maintained regularly?
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

If you charge your car using an EV charging station it should take from 1 and 4 hours or 20 mins on a fast charger you may fine at a filling station.

Can't I just use a normal socket?

It is of course possible but not advisable unless you want to risk a fire or electric shock due to overheating of cables and so on. Standard house sockets are just not made for charging electric vehicles and using one could do more harm than good. There is also the time factor consider which can be 6 to 8 hours charge time as opposed to half that for an EV charging station.

How much does it cost to charge my car?

Electricity costs vary depending on your supplier but a full charge will const in the region of £8.00 for a 60kWh battery that has a 200 mile range. Fast charge at a motorway service station would cost around £6.50 and get you a range of 100 miles.

How much will it increase my electric bill?

Obviously charging a car up regularly at home will have an impact on your electricity bill, but batteries are far more efficient now than they used to be and the range on a charge has also improved dramatically. A tesla for example can go more than 300 miles on a single charge. The real benefit becomes apparent when you compare the cost of charging up with fueling up at the pump. On some electric cars you can save 70% annually on fuel bills by making the switch to electric. This is a massive saving which will more than make up for the extra you pay on electricity.

How can I save money charging my electric vehicle?

The best time to charge your car is at night using your own electricity. This will ensure you’re on the cheapest rate. It will work out a lot more expensive if you only charge at public charging points en route to your destination so it will certainly save you money to have your own EV charger installed by us!

Can I use the same charger on any electric vehicle?

Unlike mobile phones it is possible in most cases to charge any electric car with the same EV charger but there are exceptions. It is worth checking with your manufacturer particularly if you have a Tesla.

Will an EV charger need to be maintained regularly?

As with any electrical fixture it is worth checking that everything is in working order on a regular basis.

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