Are Public Charging Facilities Free?
Charging stations are not free, but the cost of using them is lower than that for conventional cars. The amount charged depends on the model of the electric car charge point and its location. For example, some charging stations in London charge £3.50 per hour while others charge only £1.60 per hour.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
It takes around 4-6 hours to fully charge an electric car using public chargers. However, the speed at which one charges their vehicles depends on the number of hours they spend plugged into such a station and its capacity. This also varies with different models of chargers and cars.
Guide to Finding a Good Commercial Charging Station
With the increase of the public EV charging points, one needs to understand that not all of them are the same. Here are some pointers to help you find the ideal charging station for your vehicle:
I. The charging station should be in a busy location so that you will not have to stay for long before your turn comes up
II. You can use an application to find out which stations are currently available and how many cars they can accommodate
III. It is important to ensure that the company you choose has a good reputation when it comes to servicing and maintaining their equipment.
IV. The charging station should be within a walking distance from your car if you wish to plug in cars in as you go about your business
V. You can consult different websites for the availability of public EV chargers near your workplace or any other place where you spend most of your time
Why install a charging station?
Public EV charging points help ensure that most people who own modern electric cars can still move about without worrying about running out of electric car’s battery power or having to look for a place where they can recharge their car.
A sizeable number of people in the UK intend to buy electric cars in 2022 with this number expected to reach 32 per cent in 2025. This means that we should have more charging stations in the UK if we are to maintain current standards of living and reduce our carbon footprints.
Electric cars perform better than traditional vehicles when it comes to noise pollution because they do not emit harmful pollutants into the environment. They also produce no or very few greenhouse gases, which go a long way in protecting the environment.
Public charging facilities can be found in major cities and towns across the UK. One has to understand that they are not free, but their cost is lower than that of petrol stations. The amount charged varies depending on the type of car and charger used.
We will keep our ears to the ground and keep you posted about electric cars and the charging options available on the market.