ELECTRICAL VEHICLE CHARGING
If you’ve got an electric car and somewhere to park it at home, a home electric car charger is a great idea.
For most people, charging at home through a wallbox charger is the easiest way to top up your car’s batteries.
According to the Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign, up to 90 per cent of electric vehicles are charged at home. But it can take a long time to top up your batteries when using a standard domestic plug. So, to speed up the process, many owners invest in a charging unit known as a wallbox.
You’ll need some form of off-street parking, but within reason, your new wallbox can be placed exactly where you want it.
Typically, this will be overnight, effectively allowing you to refuel your car while you sleep. At that cheaper rate, topping up a standard Nissan Leaf could cost as little as £4 – or just over 2p per mile. Most wallboxes will supply alternating current (AC) at a maximum of 7.4kW.