Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

As an Electric Vehicle (EV) owner, one of the best advantages is being able to avoid the gas station and charge your car at home.

Off-peak residential electricity rates mean you can ‘fuel’ your car for a fraction of the cost of petrol. New Zealand’s largely renewable electricity network makes EVs here much more eco-friendly than in other countries.

With the right set up in your home, charging your EV is as easy as charging your cellphone.

Charging at Home

Overnight EV charging is the most economical and convenient method. The key to overnight charging is that you’re using electricity when other people aren’t, and that can mean a discounted rate. Some electricity companies offer great deals on EV packages due to the extra power you use for your car.

The standard, portable 3-pin charger that comes with your car is useful, but slow to charge. The alternative is a wall-mounted unit, which can be much more powerful.

When you purchase an EV or EV charger, always protect yourself by asking the seller for a Supplier Declaration of Conformity. This document shows that current electrical safety standards and testing are satisfied.

Wall Mounted Charging Unit

If you’re going to charge at home, a dedicated wall-mounted unit is the way to go. They often have extra features, they generally charge faster, and they can’t be misplaced like a portable unit. Because they’re more powerful, however, a registered electrician will need to install it.

Talk to K&M Electrical about your EV wall-mounted charger options today.

EV Charging Safety

“As a member of the Master Electricians Contractors Association of NZ, all of our work is covered by a $20,000 workmanship guarantee. Rest assured that there will be accountability and certainty when you choose K&M Electrical.”

Matt Lombard

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K&M Electrical is based in Tauranga and services the wider Bay of Plenty, Hamilton and Auckland. Discuss your job with Matt or one of our other friendly team members by calling 0800 020 097 now.

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