ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINT
FAQs About Adding an Electric Car Charging Point to Your Home
Having an electric car charging point installed in your home can make owning an electric vehicle much more convenient. If you've been surviving off of public charging stations, you might be interested in calling an electric vehicle charger installer. Here are some common questions homeowners have about this project.
What Charging Speed Should I Choose?
An electric car charging point can come in three different speeds. Rapid chargers are typically installed in public places where a quick charge is necessary for getting back on the road. They can charge a car to 80% in about 20 minutes. Fast chargers are the most common for private homes and can fully charge a vehicle in 6-8 hours. Slow chargers are usually reserved for emergencies only as they work with normal 13A plug sockets and can take 12 hours to charge.
Where Should I Install the Charger?
An electric vehicle charger installer will make the best recommendation based on where you typically park your car and your home's floor plan. Easy access to the fuseboard is nice so that you don't have to pay a lot for a conduit between the charger and board. However, this isn't always an easy option.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of the charging point averages £450 plus the cost of labour to install. Each charge will cost about £8.30 and £9.40 depending on where you live. However, this charge will last about 200 miles depending on your car's range. This is typically much more affordable than £20 of petrol for the same range.
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Owning an electric vehicle is a great way to help save the environment. If you'd like to make that investment a little more manageable, contact Electrical Intelligence today by calling 07545468508.