One of the great pleasures of driving an EV is breezing on past the gas station, knowing you can ‘top up the tank’ at home.
Charging your EV at home when electricity is off-peak is like buying petrol for about 30-40c/litre, depending on your electricity retailer.
Most new EVs come with a portable charger that plugs into a standard household power point. However, standard home outlets aren’t designed for constant, high amperage loads, and can overheat in some situations.
We recommend installing a dedicated EV charger which is not only safer, but also more efficient, charging your car up to 10 times faster than a standard home outlet.
Smart wall-mounted units can receive a signal from your electricity supplier to charge your electric vehicle off-peak, when the cost to you is lowest.
We have the knowledge to recommend the right charger for your needs, the skilled electricians to complete installation to the highest standard, and the specialist equipment to test your charger so you know it’s safe and ready to use.
We’ll start with a assessment of your EV charging needs and the capacity of your home power supply, and discuss the various charger options with you, including app controlled smart chargers.
How much will it cost?
EV wall chargers can vary in price from $1,300 to $3,000, excluding installation.
Chargers must be installed by a registered electrician. The cost of installation may vary depending on factors such as the type of charging station you choose (for example, if it has a built-in Residual Direct Current Detection Device, we can install a Type A RCD, which is cheaper than Type B).
When we install a charger for your electric vehicle, we will:
Would you like to charge your EV with 100% green energy? Talk to us about installing solar panels to make your driving even more environmentally friendly.
Electric cars can be charged with AC or DC current. The power that comes from the grid is always AC, but batteries like the one in your electric car can only store power as DC. When you charge your EV via a regular power point or an AC wall charger, the car’s onboard charger converts the power from AC to DC before feeding it into the car’s battery.
Did you know? Most electronic devices have a converter built into the plug. When you’re charging your smartphone, the plug is converting AC power to DC.