Does Rain Affect Electric Car Charging?

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Athina Eleftheriou

Athina Eleftheriou

Does Rain Affect Electric Car Charging

As the UK battles through storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin, all in one week, we’re finding more and more people asking the question “Can I charge my electric car when it’s raining?”

The short answer… ABSOLUTELY.


We’re all lead to believe that… Water + Electricity = BAD and rightly so, but there is an exception when it comes to electric cars.

Many people believe you could get electrocuted charging your car in the rain. More worryingly, three-quarters of electric car drivers have used domestic multi-socket extension leads to charge from the mains inside their house.


To guarantee the safest and most effective charge, you will need a home charging point, installed by a fully qualified professional, like the team at McNally EV!




Outdoor charging points are waterproof and are designed to be used in any kind of weather – we live in the UK after all where we can experience all four seasons by 5pm, so you can rest assured that your car can be charged safely and securely. Day or night, rain or shine.

Your outdoor charger will be attached to an external wall, with all cables and connecting points fully protected against any weather condition. Charging points are also designed to not produce electrical current until the charger is fully plugged in, meaning there is no risk of electric shock when charging your car in wet weather!

All of McNally’s EV chargers are handpicked by our team of experts – we use only the highest quality and safest chargers in the industry, which are then installed and by our qualified installers who will talk you through exactly how to use every aspect of your new charger, including the app.

For more information on our charging points, and how we can benefit your home, office or fleet, get in touch with our friendly team of experts who will assist you through every step of your EV charging journey.

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