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It's possible to charge your electric car with the 3-pin plug charger cable supplied with the vehicle, but it's very slow and offers fewer options than a dedicated home charge point. The reasons to choose a dedicated EV charger installed are:


Most EV owners (80%+) charge overnight with a dedicated Ev charger, which means they wake up to a fully charged vehicle every morning. Think about it more like your smartphone - rather than waiting for the battery to run empty before you charge, it is charged regularly quite often at night while you sleep. Electric vehicles are used in a similar way.

In fact if this becomes your habit, you will save time because you will no longer need to drive to a petrol station, queue for a pump, fill it up and pay – your fully charged EV is ready for you every morning.

Speed of charge

A 2.3kW 3-pin plug typically takes more than 20 hours to fully charge an EV, while an 7kW home charging device will comfortably charge the average electric vehicle overnight (usually fully within eight hours).


A dedicated smart 7kW charger will if set to come on at low tariff time (typically between 11pm and 7am) will fully charge your EV at the lowest cost per kW. Saving you over time much more than the smart charger cost when compared to a 3 pin plug home charger that comes as standard with most EV’s. See the link below to a Home charging tool calculator.


Charging an electric car requires a high and consistent electric current over a long period of time. It is generally considered that a standard electrical socket is not suitable for such a prolonged period of use and overheating of the socket may occur.

Plug-in EVs are the future

There is no doubt that plug-in electric vehicles are the future of motoring in Europe. By starting the process of installing an EV charge point today, you will be able to enjoy faster, safer charging now.

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