Our FAQ’s help switching your fleet or vehicle to electric vehicle less daunting.
We recognise it can be very daunting when you first look to buy or lease an electric vehicle. Charging an electric vehicle is very different to refuelling a combustion engine vehicle, and you will no doubt have a lot more questions that you will have answers. We have listed some of the common EV charging FAQ’s that you are likely to wants answered as you embark on this new journey for either yourself or your business:
How and where can I charge my electric and vehicle?
Do all charging points charge all electric vehicles?
Can my charging lead get stolen when I charge in public?
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
3.6kW = 15 miles added per hours charge
7.4kW = 30 miles added per hours charge
22kW = 90 miles added per hours charge
50kW = 180 miles added per hours charge
150kW = 400 miles added per hours charge
How do I know how quick my car or van can charge?
For example, if your vehicle has an AC onboard charging capacity of 7.4kW and you plugged your vehicle into a 22kW AC charger – the vehicle will only draw 7.4kW
What is the difference between AC and DC charging points?
DC charging is commonly known as rapid charging and offers outputs between 25kW and 300kW and can add between 90 and 600 miles per hour depending on the vehicles onboard capacity.
How much does it cost to charge my electric vehicle?
To add 100 miles using your home tariff may cost you about £2 – £3, whereas in public this could cost you £3 – £5.
Can I use solar PV to power my charging points?
Do I need lots of accounts, apps and fobs to charge my car in public?
Charging at home
Can I use a standard plug socket to charge my vehicle?
What does a smart charger actually mean?
What’s the fastest charger I can have at home?
How do I claim for an OLEV grant for my home charger?
How do I know if I’m eligible for a home charger?
Does the OLEV home grant apply to a used electric vehicle?
I don’t have off road parking how do I charge my car overnight?
How can I make my charger secure so someone to avoid someone charging without my permission?
Business and fleet charging
How and where would my company fleet charge if we switched to electric?
How does my business qualify for an OLEV workplace grant?
How do we claim for an OLEV workplace grant?
My business has 240 volts, does this mean I can have a fast charger?
How do I select the right vehicle for my fleet?
How do I prevent anyone from using our company charger without permission?
Most commonly, charging points can use any of the below forms of activation:
Free to use [simple plug in and charge]
RFID card or fob
App or online confirmation
If you have any further questions that you would like help with, please don’t hesitate to contact us: