Bromley Electric Car Charger Installation

Install an electric vehicle charging point at your Bromley home please call us on 07849595795 so we can come and have a look and give you the best price and see where best to put it. Other charging station providers such as Zero Carbon World do not require a full subscription yet they charge nothing for using any of the charging stations. There is only one provider of motorway electric vehicle charging stations in the UK currently and that is Ecotricity. Ecotricity has around 145 public stations on motorways around the UK which costs around £6 for 30 minutes charging.

The time to charge an electric or hybrid vehicle will vary depending on the type of charging station and the specification of the vehicle batteries. Slower charging rates using 3 kW charging points can take up to 8 hours for a full charge. Faster charging rates of 7 to 22 kW are available which can fully charge a vehicle in just 3 to 4 hours. There are also rapid chargers available with rates of up to 50 kW which can fully charge a vehicle in as little as 30 minutes. But not all vehicles of the same type of charging connector and there are two main types of connectors in use in the UK. Slow chargers usually have a Type II connector as to almost all fast chargers whereas rapid chargers are available in both types.

Electric Car Charger Installation
Bromley Electric Car Charger Installation

Tesla have their own rapid charging network known as superchargers and there are currently around 150 of these in the UK which charge at 120 kW. This network used to be free for all Tesla customers but customers who purchased cars after January 2017 now only gets 400 kWh of energy free and they have to pay 20p for each subsequent kilowatt-hour. Tesla work in conjunction with hotels, shopping centres and similar locations to offer destination chargers which are slower than superchargers operating at 22 kWh but still useful.

Another option is to install an electric vehicle charging point at home. These charging points can allow you to use fast but not rapid charging and there are grants available which will pay towards the cost of installing a home charging points of up to 75% of the total installation costs. Having a vehicle charger point at home is perfect if you rear rarely do long journeys as you can simply plug the vehicle in to the charging point every night. However, if you do longer journeys, then registering with one or more networks makes sense.