Electric Cars You Can Charge At Home

To charge an electric car at home, a dedicated home charger can be used (a standard 3-pin plug with an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) cable should only be used as a last resort).

  • Drivers of electric vehicles choose a home charging station to benefit from faster-charging speeds and built-in safety features.
  • Charging an electric vehicle is similar to charging a smartphone: plug it in overnight and top it up during the day.
  • Certain electricity tariffs provide significantly cheaper electricity at specific times (usually late at night), and scheduling to charge your car, either through the Pod Point App or the car itself, can save you money.

Costs and benefits of electric cars vs conventional cars

Home Charging of an Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars You Can Charge At Home

EV charging at home is more convenient and efficient than using public charging stations. You can monitor your charging history and schedule specific charging times every day with the hardwired and portable plug-in and plug-out chargers.

  • Hire a professional to install a dedicated electric car home charging station.
  • A charging point that allows easy access to the EV is required for a hardwired charger.
  • To make charging easier, use your charger’s fast-charging capacity and built-in features.
  • Plug in the charger overnight to wake up to a fully charged EV.
  • If necessary, charge your EV’s battery quickly during the day.

How long is it to charge an electric car?

How long is it to charge an electric car?

Charging an EV at home can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours. The charging duration is primarily determined by the speed of your charging point and the size of your vehicle’s battery.

  • A typical 60 kWh battery in an EV takes about 8 hours to charge from 0 to 100% using a 7 kW charging point.
  • Using a 50 kW fast charger, you can extend the EV’s range by 160 kilometres in about 35 minutes.
  • Slow charging points and large car batteries, on the other hand, tend to lengthen the charging time.

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Are all electric car chargers created equal?

When it comes to home charging, you have two options: use the slow charger that came with the vehicle or have a wall box installed. The former draws power from your domestic supply via a standard 3-pin plug and is both simple to use and extremely portable. However, with battery sizes raising all the time these units can take over 24 hours to deliver a full charge.  As a result, manufacturers recommend they are only for ’emergency use’. If you intend to use your EV frequently, a wall box charger is a better option.

What is the price of charging an electric vehicle at home?

What is the price of charging an electric vehicle at home?

The cost of charging an electric vehicle at home is determined by two factors.

  • Your electric vehicle’s battery capacity.
  • The price per unit of energy provided by your electric service provider.

Depending on where you live in India, the cost of electricity per kWh (Kilowatt-hour) ranges between Rs. 8 and Rs. 10. EV battery capacity in India, on the other hand, ranges between 20 and 45 kWh. As a result, you can check your house’s battery capacity, charging duration, and electricity cost. It will assist you in calculating the cost of charging your EV at home.

What are the advantages of electric cars over the gasoline ones?

Conclusion

  • Increased battery life The battery of an EV, like any other electric battery, loses efficiency over time. However, keeping the battery fully charged rather than getting quick top-ups at public charging stations slows down battery degradation. As a result, a home charging station can help you maintain a longer EV battery life.

 

  • Compatibility You can purchase a home charger that is a maximum charging capacity compatible with your electric vehicle. It is less difficult than looking for public charging stations specific to your EV’s brand and battery capacity.