Charging at Home
It is important to have a suitable charger and ideally off street parking / garage.
There are many grants available for home chargers so this need not be expensive. Some vehicles come with free charger installation. Our friendly team of experts are happy to advise you on the charging options available with your chosen vehicle.
You can further reduce the running costs of your EV by setting up a suitable low-rate overnight tariff with your electricity provider. Electric Cars and Vans can often be set up to only charge at certain times so that you can take advantage of off-peak rates. However do be careful if you have to charge in the day outside your normal pattern – we have had instances of cars not charging because a timer was not turned off!
Employers across the country are beginning to offer charging access in workplace car parks, which serve as the next most-likely place a vehicle will spend time parked.
The ability to charge at work can potentially double an EV driver’s all-electric daily commuting range and can be an essential factor in operating an EV as part of a fleet.
Government grants covering up to 75% of the purchase and installation costs are currently available, and some manufacturers are offering free workplace chargepoint installation.
Contact our team of experts at Fleetdrive Electric for a free, sustainable fleet analysis and to review the most suitable charging options available. Call us on 0330 303 2020.
For more information take a look at our Guide to Workplace Charging.
If you are running EV’s for a business you may wish to invest in some heavier duty or faster charging equipment which is available to lease or purchase. You may also wish to use the management software available to monitor the charging of vehicles for cost centres etc. We can help you explore the solutions available and further assist with specialist asset funding designed for higher cost installations. Some public sector operations may benefit from grants available. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
Public Charging Points
Electric car and van charging can be carried out in a few different ways, dependent on the type of vehicle and charge point available.
It is important that you know what types of charge point your vehicle can use, especially if you wish to utilise public charge points.
|Level||Type||Current voltage||Approx charge time|
|Level 1 Charger||Slow||3.5kw / 16Amp||8 hours|
|Level 2 Charger||Fast||7 kw / 32Amp||4 hours|
|Level 3 Charger||Sometimes Called Rapid||22 kw||1 hours|
|Level 4 Charger||Rapid||50KW 400v / 80amp / 3 phase||15-30 Mins generally up to 80% charge|