OTHER THAN HOME WHERE CAN I CHARGE MY EV?
The number of electric car charge points in the all European countries is rapidly increasing. In fact, the number of EV charger points outnumbers the amount of petrol/diesel fuel stations. Not only are governments and large utilities installing many more public accessible Charge Points many private company’s are now providing Workplace chargers for their staff. However, charging your EV at home is by far the most convenient and cost effective method of keeping your range topped up.
Charging at Home:
Charging at Home is the most convenient and cost-effective way of charging your electric car. See FAQ - Why should I have a dedicated EV charger at my home?
Charging at work:
Many employers are taking advantage of the Government Work Place Charging grants and installing EV charging points as a staff benefit and to aid the uptake of EV's / plug-in hybrids. This enhances the employers ECO credentials and helps meet their zero emissions targets.
Charging at public locations:
Public charge points at large supermarkets are often free to use for customers for the duration of your stay. Some EV / plug-in hybrid cars have built in maps, which allow you to find the nearest public charging point. There are also companies such as Zap-Map, which will guide you to the right location in order to charge your EV / plug-in hybrid.
Rapid charging your EV / plug-in hybrid:
Rapid charging points, which can be found at locations such as service stations, are rapidly increasing throughout all European countries. Rapid charging is generally more expensive and is used by drivers on longer journeys to quickly top up.