How can I get a car charger installed at home?
There are two main types of EV charging station: fast charging for homes, and rapid charging for public chargers. Most home electric car chargers use AC charging
: however when rapid charging is required – for instance, at motorway service stations – DC charging
is typically used as it is quicker.
We are seeing a rapid increase in the number of charging stations at UK & Irish workplaces – particularly from companies that have electric fleets
. Charging at work is becoming an increasingly popular facility – and many businesses are utilising the government’s Workplace Charging Scheme
(WCS), which is a voucher-based option that provides financial incentives for installing EV chargers.
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How much does it cost to charge an electric car at home?
Based on 54kWh, the average cost to fully charge an electric car from empty to full is around €9.10 whilst the average monthly cost to keep an EV charged would be around €36.00. This data is based on fully charging your EV once per week at home. Another advantage is that EV’s are also exempt from paying Road Tax and are significantly cheaper to maintain.
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