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Charging Points For Electric Vehicles

by Superior EV Charging Solutions Automobile Engineer
There are around thirty thousand charging points throughout the United Kingdom in over eleven thousand locations, slightly more than fuel stations. Finding electric charging points has become easier than ever before, as you can locate EV charging stations in big cities like London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, and Edinburgh, from the comfort of your house.

Electric vehicles come along with battery guarantee coverage, with some manufacturers offering around 60,000 miles on their guarantees as a standard. If you want to know more about EV charging point, and where to find them, and how expensive they are, keep reading.

EV charging point

Free EV charging points

Drivers can find several free EV charge points around the UK, and they are frequently located in shopping centres, supermarkets, hotels, service stations, public parking lots, and parks. Keep in mind that there might be some restrictions like buying something from the store, so it is always better to check in advance. Most EV motorist's charge their EVs whenever they need to park somewhere. Sometimes they charge on the road, using powered chargers.

How long do you need to charge your electric vehicle?

This is a pretty common question. While filling up the fuel requires a couple of minutes, to charge your EV, you will need more time. Still, it is way more convenient. Normally, electric vehicles can be charged when your vehicle is not being used, like during the night, the same way people charge a cell phone, or even during daylight hours while you are at work.

How much it has to be charged can also change depending on your daily habits - with fuel, most drivers drive their vehicles until the fuel indicator shows low and the tank need to be filled up again, which can be an inconvenience.

With EVs and the accessibility of charging them at home or office, you will end up topping up its battery every day, instead of waiting for days until it gets low, once again like charging your mobile phone while you sleep.

Another factor which can have an effect on how many times you have to recharge your vehicle is temperature. As you might already know Lithium-ion batteries work better in hot temperatures, so you will notice a decrease in the distance your electric vehicle can travel during winter months.

To sum up, how long will it take you to charge your electric vehicle depends on:

  • How many miles you drive between charges
  • Your vehicle's battery size
  • How you charge your car, i.e., charging it less often or topping it up on a daily basis
  • The power of your charger.

Charging your EV at home

Anyone can charge their electric vehicles at home by using special Home charging point which helps to charge their car faster and effortlessly. You just need to install your charging point outside your home, office, or wherever you usually park your vehicle. They are pretty easy and fast to build.

Home chargers are typically compact and weatherproof and need to be mounted on a wall. They use charging cables and an electrical outlet for connecting a transportable charging cable. Please note that dedicated charging points must be installed by certified specialist installers to avoid any major incident.

Tip: EVs have either Type 2 or Type 1 connector. So, always make sure you choose one that is compatible with your vehicle.

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