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
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