Typically, charging at home is done in one of two ways. First, because of the slow charging rate, the electric car can be plugged into a regular 3lb outlet. With a charging rate of up to 3 kWh, that means you can charge something like an EV for long trips. That includes a 64 kWh battery in about 30 hours at 0% to 100% charging.
There are other benefits to using dedicated home chargers, such as
It's also worth noting that it's very rare for a driver to need constant charging from 0% to 100%. In contrast, EVs are usually kept on a "sweet" charge from 20% to 80%, with the ability for the driver to charge them at night while they sleep!
However, having a charging station at home may not be possible, and if you take long trips, you will have to find a GD e on the road to plug it in.
Public charging stations can be found in parking lots, in supermarkets or on the side of residential roads, at gas stations and in other places like movie theaters, pubs and restaurants. New public charging stations are added every month from a wide range of vendors.
Fast and ultrasonic charging points are great for long trips because they typically offer speeds of 50 kWh to 350 kWh. This means that for EVs making long trips, when connected to a 150 kWh+ ultrasonic charger, a 10% to 80% charge can be achieved in just 34 minutes.
There are also blowers that offer speeds up to 150 kWh. For example, the Tesla Charging Network offers this charging capacity.
Regardless of your speed, you need to make sure that the station you visit is compatible with your vehicle's connection.
Whether it's Type 1, Type 2, CCS, CHADEMO, Commando or Tesla, the EV manual and charging network website will give you all the information you need. There are also apps you can use to do this, which we'll talk about later.
Different companies run different charging networks, so you'll need to download an app, get a swipe card or open an account. All of this quickly becomes routine, though it's advisable to plan longer trips or choose the nearest charging station at home or work. Fortunately, many public places also accept regular bank cards, but plan ahead!
Residential charging is usually the cheapest and much more convenient, with more electricity bills to choose from, designed for electric car drivers. They offer lower electricity prices for overnight charging, and more and more businesses can offer renewable energy to continue doing good things for the environment with electric cars.
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