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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at our most common questions and answers. 

  • How long does it take to charge an EV?
    Most EVs fully charge overnight, which is great if you're charging at home.  A Mode 4 public Rapid or Ultra-Rapid charge point (up to 350kW) can return an exhausted EV to 80% of its range in just 20 minutes. While that's not as quick as filling up with petrol or diesel, if you've driven far enough to need a recharge, chances are you'll want a short break anyway. At home, you will be looking at a Mode 3 fast charger with a 7kW charging speed. If you are lucky enough to have a 3 phase supply to your property, this could be at 22KW but not all vehicles can charge at the full 22kW in Mode 3. As a guide, a ‘standard’ 4 door medium sized electric vehicle currently has a battery capacity of around 60kHw which will take around 10 ½ hours to charge from empty to full with a 7kW Charger. All charge points have to be smart these days. This means you can set a scheduled time for when you want your car ready, and the charger can ensure to use electricity when it's cheapest to do so if possible.
  • How much does it cost to fully charge an Ev and how many miles will I get?
    This obviously depends very much on the size of the battery and the price of the electricity that you are charging it with. If we take our average 4 door medium sized car with a 60 kWh battery, and an average electricity price (at the time of writing) of 0.26p per kWh, then this would equate to £15.60 for a full charge from empty to full. For the same 4 door medium sized car you would expect to get around 200 miles in real life driving from a 60kHw battery. This would equate to around 8p per mile for a mid-sized Ev, compared to around 14p per mile for the equivalent diesel car.
  • Can I get a grant towards the cost of an EV charger at home?
    From 1st April 2022, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) was replaced with a new grant that restricted eligibility to homeowners who live in flats and people who live in rented accommodation (flats and single use properties). If you fall into these categories, then you may be eligible for a grant of £350 towards the cost of the charger and install.

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