Can I Simply Use the Charger That Comes With My EV?
Most cars come with what is usually known as a class one charger. These chargers can take well over 8 hours to charge your vehicle from a normal 240V power source. So, yes you can use it but it might take a lot of careful planning in terms of the time required to fully charge your EV.
It is generally recommended that you get a class 2 home charging unit fitted at your home, as these have much faster charging times.
Where Should I Place My Charger
The placement of your home charging unit is generally up to you. Ideally you want it to be close to where you are going to be parking your Electric Vehicle. When getting a charger installed, we at Future Charging Solutions ask you to complete a pre-fitting survey where we ask for pictures of the location of your preferred installation point along with other useful information. We can use this information to advise you on the best options for your home charging unit.
Can I charge my EV at night?
Yes, most EV chargers have a feature that allows you to schedule your charging times, so you can charge your EV during off-peak hours when electricity rates are lower.
How long does it take to fully charge an EV at home?
The charging time depends on the size of the battery and the charging speed of the charger. A Level 2 charger that provides a 7kW charge can fully charge a 60kWh battery in about 8-10 hours.
Do all EVs use the same type of charger?
No, different EV models may require different types of chargers. It is important to check your car’s manual to ensure compatibility with the charger you choose. Speak to us if you need further information.
What is the average cost of installing an EV charger in my home?
The cost of installing an EV charger in your home can vary depending on factors such as the type of charger, location, and installation requirements. On average, the cost of installation ranges from £600 to £1,200, including the cost of the charger, installation, and other necessary equipment.