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Guide to EV Charging

The future of electric vehicles (EVs) is here, and with it comes the need for effective and efficient EV charging. As more and more people are embracing EVs, the demand for reliable and convenient public charging infrastructure is growing.

EV charging is the process of providing electrical energy to an electric vehicle. This is done either through direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC). DC charging is the faster of the two types and can charge an EV battery in a matter of minutes. AC charging is slower but can provide a full charge in a few hours.

Another option for EV charging is through a public charging stations. These stations are located in public areas such as petrol stations, shopping centres and destination hubs and provide a quick and convenient way to charge an EV battery. The majority of these stations are powered by renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, making them an environmentally friendly option.

Most public charging infrastructure in the UK is providing between 50kW all the way up to 350kW (DC current), a lot of cars in the UK can only take 120kW – 125kW charge so would not benefit from the higher charger levels at this time. In fact even Tesla’s can only take 250kW – 270kW, but as the automotive industry improves the battery performance the infrastructure will already be available.

Finally, some EV owners choose to install their own charging station at home. This is an ideal solution for those who have access to a dedicated power source and want a faster charging time. Home charging stations can be provided by approved installers who will do a survey and provide advice on the best charger to meet your customer requirements, if you would home customer or business and you would like to receive a quote please fill in a contact form Contact me

No matter what type of EV charging solution you choose, it is important to make sure that you are familiar with the charging process and all of the safety measures that should be taken. Additionally, it is important to make sure that the charging station or adapter you are using is compatible with your EV.

EV charging is an important part of the transition to a cleaner and greener future, for more useful information keep an eye on my Business on Trend blogs.

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