When it comes to driving, owning an electric vehicle doesn’t necessarily limit us. Due to current technology, there are many answers to where to charge your electric vehicle. Do you like having a charging wall box at home? Or do you have a chance to recharge at work? What happens if I go on a long trip?
Here we are not talking to you about AC, DC fast charging, 20 or 22 kW, maximum power… Here we want to let you know in a simple and understandable way where EV charging currently exists: at home, public and private spaces (such as parking lots and shopping centers), and charging stations or charging stations on the street. We’ll tell you all the locations, so you can buy an electric vehicle without any hesitation.
Charge your electric vehicle at home
- You can install it in a private or community garage (notify the admin of your community of owners beforehand).
- In fact, if you’re concerned about your neighbor’s community opposition, keep calm; you don’t need their permission, just notify them of their installation.
- You will need to install a wall box, which costs around 500 euros plus electrical installation costs. You can calculate an estimate here.
- You can use a conventional plug, but you shouldn’t, as it affects battery life.
- It is usually charged at night to take advantage of times when energy demand is less. A full charge (up to a 64 kWh battery) is almost always less than 2 euros. Check your energy rate and even adjust it based on your EV charging.
Charging electric vehicles in the city
Now BESEN is talking about charging points in shopping malls and public parking lots. New leisure and business centers often already incorporate this feature in some parking spaces. Of course, at the very least, you go to buy once a week, make a trade, or we just park it for a long time. This is the perfect time to let it charge.
These charging points usually take advantage of semi-fast charging, so they are perfect for when we are away from home for certain activities. Also, some private institutions don’t charge a fee to use the service, which is why this is a great savings opportunity.
These charging points usually won’t fully charge your EV, but they are used to restore the autonomy you use on this trip.
Where do electric vehicles on the road charge?
The fast-charging stations found on public roads and main roads in our country are the last places you can charge your electric vehicle. With more and more companies installing electric vehicles, the fear of being stuck on long journeys in electric vehicles is a thing of the past. National and regional roads and highways are already filled with sites to charge your electric vehicle.
These fast- ev charging station allow you to charge your battery to 80% in half an hour. You can take the time to give yourself a break while drinking coffee. Ton
The actual cost to charge an electric vehicle at a public station?
Things get a little more complicated when you’re driving an electric vehicle through the countryside and looking for a charging point, as public stops may or may not require memberships, charges, or restricted access. Electric vehicle owners often have multiple provider accounts at charging stations to meet various needs while driving, although many charging network providers now offer to roam services that allow access to multiple networks with a single account. Public charging apps like plug share or charge hub will help you find available charging stations.
Tier 2 station owners usually set their rates, and when you travel, you may see prices ranging from €0.9 to €4.5 an hour, plus free stations. These prices do not include parking, depending on location.
EV drivers looking to save time with DC fast charging often pay more for convenience. A popular provider in this sector is ego, which has a pay-as-you-go plan and fast charging sessions for €0.24 per minute (€1.35 per hour for level 2 charging). Other plans include a subscription for less than €9 per month (as a payment credit) to unlock a discounted fast charging rate of €0.21 per minute.
How to Prepare for Electric Vehicle Charging
Getting started with a plug-in vehicle can seem daunting, especially when there are so many factors involved in charging your vehicle.
Ways to avoid some common mistakes:
Know Aids Before Buying: This tip applies to subsidized purchases as well as load discounts. Knowing the final price (after aid) will help make decisions taking into account the reduction in fuel and maintenance costs and the cost of ownership of the project for years to come. Be prepared to charge where the vehicle would normally be parked, usually at home or overnight at a fleet facility. Make sure your electrical system is ready – Amperage is important when setting up your charging station, so make sure the area you plan to place your charging station in is capable of the specified amperage (32 amps), which typically requires a 40 amp circuit breaker. Check with an electrician in your area for installation costs.
Find stops near work and other frequent stops: Knowing you have charging options near work, major customers, or other regular stops makes everyday charging easier.
Consider a quick and convenient charger – a quick charger close to home comes in handy when you need a fully charged battery. Before you sign up for a charging provider’s plan, find out where you can charge.