The conversion to electric vehicles is now rising since the UK Government has confirmed that all new cars from 2030-2035 must be electric. The range of electric vehicles is bigger and better than ever, with all manufacturers making the move to electric.
HOW DO I
Charge an EV?
You can charge an electric vehicle by either plugging it into a socket or by plugging into a charging unit. There are three different types of chargers:
Three-pin plug – a standard three-pin plug that you can connect to any 13-amp socket.
Socketed – a charge point where you can connect a type 1 or type 2 cable.
Tethered – a charge point with a cable attached with either a type 1 or type 2 connector.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE
To charge a car?
EV Charging can take anywhere between 30 minutes and 10 hours. The length of time it takes to charge is dependent on multiple factors. This includes: how long it takes depends on your car battery size, how many miles you do between charges, and the power of the charger you’re using.
There are 3 main types:
Slow – 3kW used to charge overnight or during work. 8-10 hours to fully charge.
Fast – 7kW to 22kW usually found in car parks or supermarkets. 3-4 hours to fully charge.
Rapid – upwards of 43kW found at motorway service stations or petrol stations. Takes 30-60 minutes to fully charge.
Please note: If you do not own your home, you must get written permission from your landlord before an EV charging point can be installed.
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Our services are supplied and installed by us, so you don’t need to worry. With over 40 years in the construction industry and licensed electricians, you’re in safe hands.
MAKE MONEY FROM SOLAR
Install battery’s to store your electricity and sell back any unused energy to the grid. You can earn between 6 and 9 pence per kWh.
A GREENER FUTURE
By using Flowing Energy Solutions you are reducing your carbon footprint whether it be via solar panels or EV charging you are helping to create a greener tomorrow.