How to Charge an Electric Car at Home

One of the things that people often say as a reason not to buy an electric car is that they don’t know how to charge them at home.  But the reality is that you can easily have a charging point installed and charge your car effortlessly overnight – also the time when electricity is the cheapest!

You can charge an EV using a standard 3 pin plug with an EVSE cable, but this isn’t the ideal way to do it – it is slower and best used as a last resort.  A proper home charging point will charge the vehicle quicker but also have built-in safety features such as cutting off when the battery is full to stop over-charging.  This means you can plug it in and leave it overnight without worrying about it over-charging and weakening the battery.

Home charging points are compact and look smart and unobtrusive on your wall but are also in a weatherproof case that protects them.  There can be either a connected charging cable or a socket for plugging in a portable charging cable.  You should always get a qualified expert to install a charging point to ensure it is done properly.

Most electric cars have either a Type 1 or a Type 2 connector so when we come to give you a quote, we will need to check which one you have to fit the right one.  This means you don’t have to worry about charging your vehicle and compatibility issues.

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