Electric cars and vehicles are the future of transport. With electric cars no longer the domain of eco-warriors and tech nuts alone, more and more people are opting for electric or hybrid vehicles. And this is fantastic news for both the environment, and technological advances. But before our electric cars learn to charge themselves, we need to consider charging points. Domestic EV charging points are quick and easy to install, and can make na electric car a more practical and appealing option. Here at Walker Electrical we are your EV charging point experts. From domestic to commercial properties, we can install the perfect charging solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to domestic EV charging points.
Connecting and EV to the mains
An electric car could be connected direct to the mains, in some circumstances. But before you go ahead and plug in, there are some things to consider. For example:
⦁ will your sockets provide enough power?
⦁ will you cause a power shortage?
⦁ will this charging cause lasting damage to your sockets or circuitry?
To answer each of those questions, you need the help of a professional and qualified electrician.
Installing EV charging points in the home
While mains charging isn’t always a good idea, it’s quick and easy for a professional to install a domestic EV charging point. This will decrease the time it takes for you to fully charge your vehicle, and you wont have to worry about running out of power. There is also a grant available to help towards the cost.
The OLEV Grant
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles offers a grant of £500 towards the cost of purchasing and installing a home charging point, to help homeowners who wish to install an EV charging point at home.
This grant is available for the majority of electric and hybrid cars, and you can claim up to 2 charging points per household. This means that two car families can charge their vehicles at the same time.
For more information, or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.