Some Frequently Asked Questions About EV Chargers
Please feel free to take a look below at our guides and answers to the questions that we get asked the most. If you have any queries or worries that aren’t covered then please feel free to call us on 01535 444101.
How Do You Actually Charge an Electric Vehicle?
Electric cars can actually be plugged into your standard three pin plug at home.
However, most drivers do tend to have a unit attached to a wall, which is designed specifically for the purpose of charging a car. These are more commonly known as ‘wallpods’.
How Does the OLEV Grant Scheme Work?
This is a government grant for electric cars provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The OLEV Grant, also known as Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), provides you with £500 off the cost of purchasing and installing a home charging point.
How Long Does an Electric Car Take to Charge?
This is a question we are asked most frequently, but honestly the time to charge an electric car is dependent on many variables.
The size of the battery and charging point play a huge role in how long it can take so you are ready to get on the road.
How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car?
Electric cars vary in battery size so costs to charge a electric car from home are different depending on the car. How you can work this out is simply multiply your electricity usage per Kw by the size of the battery in the car, for instance if my electricity unit cost per Kw is 13p and my car has a 40kw battery capacity then it would cost me £5.20 .
What Do I Need to do to Get a Charger Installed?
Our McNally EV Engineers install EV chargers up all over the UK on a daily basis.
Here are the two different sockets we install:
– Tethered unit
– Wallpod socketed unit
What is the Governments Workplace Grant Scheme?
The Workplace Charging Scheme is a government scheme for electric vehicles, offered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.
Since July 2018, this scheme provides £500 to £10,000 off the installation of an electric vehicle charging unit.