If you are thinking of buying an electric or hybrid car or you have recently purchased an electric vehicle for your home or business, you will need to keep it charged up. An electric vehicle charger is your best option for regular charging.
Most electric vehicles can, in fact, simply be plugged into an electrical socket at your home or business. But this is a very slow way of charging a car. A much better option is to install a dedicated electric vehicle charger.
When you install a charger you can plug your vehicle in safely overnight. This gives you a full charge for the next day and allows you to take advantage of cheaper overnight electricity rates.
Three key things to consider when buying an electric vehicle charger
Is your existing electrical system up to the job?
Before adding any significant appliance or extra load to your electrical system, it pays to get it checked out. An electrician can tell you if your system will cope with the load or whether any upgrades need to be made first.
What sort of electric vehicle charger do you want?
This may depend on how often you need to charge the vehicle and how quickly you need it charged. You might also like to think about whether you want to be able to control charging with a timer or from a smartphone app.
Where will you install the charger?
This will depend on whether you keep your car in a garage or outside on the drive. You may mount a charger to the side of your home or in your garage. Think about whether you will need to add extra cabling and how you will reach from the charger to your vehicle.
If you are installing chargers in a commercial property, think about how many you will need and how they will work with existing staff parking.
For expert advice on electric vehicle chargers, choose Doran Solar
If you are thinking about installing electric vehicle chargers at your home or business, we can offer you expert advice. We can advise on the best type of charger for your needs and the best place to site it.
Our team can then professionally and safely install electric vehicle chargers at either your home or business premises. Doran Solar also installs solar panels so talk to us about using solar power for some of your electricity supply. This could make using an electric vehicle even most cost-effective.
Contact us to arrange a quote for electric vehicle charger installation today.