Electric Vehicles (EVs) run on electricity, a cleaner energy source compared to traditional fuels. The charging process is straightforward yet crucial for EV operation. It involves transferring electrical energy from a charging station to the vehicle's battery. The efficiency of this process is often highlighted by the charging speed and the range it provides.
There are mainly three types of EV charging: Level 1 (slow charging), Level 2 (fast charging), and DC fast charging . The appropriate type depends on the EV's capabilities and the driver's needs.
Installing an EV charging station at home or in a commercial space requires understanding of electrical systems and adherence to local building codes. It's a process that usually involves site assessment, permitting, and professional installation to ensure safety and functionality.
Embracing EV charging contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting energy independence, and supporting local economies. It's a sustainable and forward-looking choice .
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We have been installing Electric Vehicle Home chargers for some time now. We would always advise that you make sure that anyone you place your trust in to install your car charger are trained in EV charger installation as we keep coming up against home charger installations that have the potential to cause serious damage – DC and AC electricity don’t mix well! There are significant safety related issues that need to be considered.
There are many chargers on the market, and they continue to develop. You need to not only choose which brand you prefer but now also the charging capacity 7 or 22 kW. 22kW chargers gives faster charging but are only suitable where a 3-phase supply is available
Your charger will need to integrate with your home supply in line with the limitations of your supply. Is your supply single or 3-phase, is your mains fuse 65A or 100A. It is important to understand how your EV charger will work with the rest of your house as overloading the mains fuse is a distinct possibility.
If you have solar power, then we can harness that should you need to charge during the day and avoid having to import expensive day rate electricity from the GRID. In the reverse you may also be able to utilise some of the charge in your car to meet your house needs during peak use in the evening
OZEV provide a £350 grant if you meet their eligibility criteria. The Energy Savings Trust in Scotland are providing a £400 grant this with sightly differing eligibility criteria than that set by OZEV. The criteria changes regularly so it's important to keep checking.
For most of us the largest electric appliance we use in our homes is likely to be an electric shower. Which in most cases consume between 7 and 10kw (a sizeable load) but normally only for 10 – 12 minutes continuous use. On the other hand, charging your car (depending on its battery size) will need that scale of power continuously for between 5 and 8 hours. Can you imagine that’s 34 -40 amps continuous power – home electrics are having to do more than ever before.
EVs significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, especially when charged with renewable energy.
Electricity is cheaper than gasoline, making the cost per mile to operate an EV less than a gasoline-powered car.
EVs have fewer moving parts and require less maintenance compared to traditional vehicles, with no need for oil changes, exhaust systems, or transmission fluid.
Charging at home allows for greater energy independence. Home Chargers provide on-demand charging, ensuring your EV is ready to go when you are. Pairing with your solar panels allows charging for free.
Properties equipped with EV charging stations tend to appreciate in value as demand for EV-friendly homes increases.
Installing EV Charge points at home need careful consideration of key safety aspects – DC and AC electricity don’t mix well!
Talk to the experts don’t risk a house fire or damage to your new car.
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