The average cost of charging an electric car at home is around £4 for 100 miles of charge.
As an example, if you paid 13p per kWh, a 40kW electric vehicle (eg. Nissan Leaf 2018) with an empty battery would cost a total of 40 x 13p = £5.20 to fully charge. The Nissan Leaf 2018 has a range of around 140 miles.
Manufacturers have already built in precautions so you cannot overcharge, over-discharge, or over heat your electric vehicle.
EVs have a range over 100 miles and some new EVs have a range that is around 200 miles.
The battery life of an EV will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
Manufacturers offer differing warranties for their EV batteries.
This will depend on the size of your battery and the charger you use. Fast Chargers range from 7KW to 22KW, dependent upon your electric supply.
A 7kW charger will recharge an EV in 3-4 hours, while a 22kW unit would take just 1-2 hours. Rapid chargers can provide up to 80% of charge in around 30 minutes, making them the quickest means of charging in the UK. They are commonly found at motorway service stations and close to major roads.
There are basically 2 types: Type 1 and Type 2.
Charge units are generally made to suit Type 2, but leads are supplied to fit with Type 1 connectors.
This is so all charge units can work with all types of electric vehicles. Note that there are specific electric vehicles (such as Teslas) which require charging points that only fit in with them.
There are charge points where you as the owner can set the tariff and revenue comes to you, when the charge point user pays for their charging by phone or by purchasing a token.
There are some details on this which we will explain should we meet in person, but this is the general principle.
Unfortunately, any charge points which are installed to make revenue from the user do not attract any OLEV grant funding.
Below are some key points to consider or ask when choosing your electric vehicle charging point:
It can get confusing when it comes to choose the right charging point for your home or business; which types should you go for? Can you get funding for it? Who should install it?
We don’t have a standard installation menu, as we prefer to work with customers to find the best charging solution that will meet their long term needs. Depending on your car, location, budget and many other functions – there could be various options for you to consider on charging points.
We don’t charge to give a proper consultation. We do though run a pre-check on the supply before quotation.
All installations are guaranteed for 3 years under warranty and we offer the option of a low cost annual health check on charge points after the warranty period.
From the time of receiving an enquiry, to complete an installation is usually 1-2 weeks, depending usually on charge point unit availability.
Whilst each installation is unique, we usually start and finish an installation on the same day.
Charge points can be free standing on a pedestal or wall mounted. The customer has the choice, but wall mounted is usually the cheaper cost option.
Simply give us a call and we’ll respond with a site visit either the same day or within 24 hours.
Responding to initial enquiry, understanding what the customer needs are.
Outline of grant funding and suitable charge unit options.
Site visit from our installers to inspect the area & proposed charging point.
Project quotation for the charging point(s) with different funding/grant options.
Installation of the charging point and guarantees for the future.
Customer care post-install check to ensure everything is working correctly.