Over the course of the past year, we have seen the number of electric and hybrid cars on sale increase dramatically. Gone are the days when an electric car was a bit of a joke, and couldn’t be relied on to get you home safely. In fact, electric cars are now outperforming petrol and diesel powered cars. And hybrid cars provide the best of both worlds. So could an electric car work for you? And if it does, how do you charge it? Well, the easiest way is by installing an EV home charging point in your garage. And here at Walker Electrical, we are more than happy to take care of this for you. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you go electric with an EV home charging point.
Go electric with an EV home charging point
Home charging points are perfect for charging your vehicle overnight while you sleep. So you’ll always have the right amount of power to get you to work the next morning. And although your electric car could be plugged directly into the system, there are some issues to consider first. These include:
- how much power your sockets can provide- will it be enough to charge the car?
- if you plug in the car, will you cause a power shortage throughout the rest of your home, or even your street
- will plugging in the car cause lasting damage to your circuits or sockets?
As a result, you should always speak to an electrical expert with experience with electric vehicles and charging. Like us, here at Walker Electrical. And if your home doesn’t meet the requirements, we can easily install a specific charger so that you never have to worry about running out of power.
For more information, or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.