If you intend to use your electric vehicle frequently then having your own dedicated charge point at home really is a no-brainer.
Most charge points are typically wall mounted and must be installed by a qualified electrician. These units come in a range of speeds which will be discussed at the bottom of this very page.
Aside from the obvious benefits of having your own charge point as opposed to using a public one, there is an Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme (EVHS) in place which has been set up by the Government to help fund this new technology. It could cover as much as 75% of the total costs in some cases.
Types Of Charge Points
Slow Chargers (7-26 Hours*):
These charge points are ideal if you are not in a rush and are typically used in the home, overnight via a 3-pin commando socket (which could be plugged into a regular 240v UK socket). Easily installed by one of our expert team.
Rapid Chargers (30-45 Mins*):
These charge points offer the fastest charge speeds and are likely to be located near main roads and at motorway service stations. These units generally have specialist connectors and cannot be plugged into regular 240v UK sockets.
Fast Chargers (45 Mins–9 Hours*):
You are likely to find these in public places where it’s fairly normal to be parked for an hour or so, such as supermarkets and leisure centre car parks. Also via a 3-pin commando socket (which could be plugged into a regular 240v UK socket).
*Estimated, average times for a full charge – these figures are the result of multiple tests involving different vehicles with different charge outputs and are to be used as a rough guide only.
At Kingfisher Electrics our staff are trained to the highest standards in the latest technologies. A fully insured company, we are members of NAPIT The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers a leading Government approved, UK Accreditation Service.
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Electric Car Charging at Home
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