As you can imagine, there are many different types of EV chargers available to install at home or work. Typically, work charging points are more powerful than home ones because they have dual sockets to charge multiple cars at once. But, even with home charging points, you have differences between the makes and models. The power (kW) of the charger is a key thing to look at – the more power it produces, the faster it can charge your car.
As such, electric car charging points are normally split into one of three categories:
Each one relates to the power output, but they will also have a set of connectors that are designed for high or lower power use. Here’s a look at the connectors each charging point will use:
The type of connector you need will depend on what your car is capable of. You should know this based on the driver’s manual provided by the manufacturer. If you’re unsure, just give us a call and tell us the make and model of your car and we’ll help you figure out what type of EV charger is right for you.
As an authorised OZEV installer, EV Solutions can help you use government grants that dramatically reduce the costs of car charger installation in Durham.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) can help you get a grant of 75% towards the cost of your EV charge point – up to a maximum of £350.
For business owners, the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) will give you a grant of £350 towards the cost of each charge point socket. It is limited to 40 individual charge sockets and can give you massive savings of up to £14,000!