One of the best things about owning an EV is being able to plug in at home without visiting the petrol station. Using a residential off-peak electricity rate means you can charge your EV for the equivalent of 30c a litre.*

There’s nothing technical or difficult about it. Charging is as easy and as safe as charging your mobile phone .

Charging at Home

Charging at home overnight is the simplest, cheapest and most convenient way to charge.

You may be able to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates and some power companies even offer special rates for EV owners.

You can charge at home using your portable 3-pin charging cable or by using a wall-mounted charging unit. When purchasing an EV or charging equipment, ask the seller for a signed copy of a Supplier Declaration of Conformity – this shows the unit has been tested and meets electrical safety standards.

Wall Mounted Charging Unit

A dedicated wall-mounted charging unit is great to have at home.

These are increasingly common and convenient as they can often charge faster than using a regular 3-pin charging cable. A registered electrician would need to install it.

There are several options in the market, with higher-end devices able to display information of what your battery is charged up to and other fitting functions .

EV Charging Safety

-Any chargers that use mains electricity must meet New Zealand’s Electrical Safety regulations and Standards.

-Don’t use extension cables or adaptors.

EV Charging Station
Black EV Charging Station Wall Mounted
Basic EV Charging Station
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