Guide to EV charging

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Electric vehicle (EV) charging is an important aspect of EV ownership. Zap-Map has created this guide to EV charging; a series of step-by-step guides that cover all key issues related to electric vehicle charging, including public networks, charging at home and work, charge point speeds, and model-specific charging guides.

 

Public EV charging networks

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The UK has a large number of public EV charging networks – both national and regional. All public points require ad-hoc access, and most networks offer access via an app and/or RFID card. Contactless bank card access is common on rapid chargers.

 

Charging your electric car

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Zap-Map’s EV guides cover all aspects of charging your electric car, including vehicle range, charging inlets, charging times & costs, and how to charge each model.

 

Charging at home

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Charging at home is often the most convenient and cost-effective way to recharge an EV. Government grants are available for the installation of home EV charge points, which are typically rated at 3 kW or 7 kW.

 

Charging at work

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Charging an EV at work can be a convenient way to add range to a car whilst it’s parked up during working hours. As fleets switch to electric vehicles, it will become increasingly important for businesses to offer EV charge points.

 

Charging on-street

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Home EV charging is often the most convenient and cost-effective way to recharge an EV, but off-street parking isn’t available to all. On-street residential EV charging offers a solution to those wanting to run an electric car, but park overnight on-street.

 

EV charging explained

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Discover everything you need to know about EV connectors and charging speeds. We cover the three main types of EV charging – rapid, fast, and slow, and what connectors/cables are required for each.

 

Find an EV home energy tariff

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Home EV charging, whilst cheaper than petrol/diesel or public charging, means electricity bills will increase. This has prompted many EV drivers to look for ways to maximise savings, and many energy companies now offer EV-tailored tariffs.

 

EV charging FAQs

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Covering your frequently asked questions about charging an electric vehicle, including where to charge an EV, how to charge electric cars, and charging on public points.