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Electric Vehicle Charging


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What is an Electric Vehicle (EV) charger?

You can charge your EV using a standard household powerpoint - but it’s slow. Painfully slow. It takes around 40 hours for a full charge this way. This is called Level 1 Charging.

When people talk about home EV Chargers (or AC fast chargers), what they are referring to is a dedicated charging station that you can install at home. This enables what is called Level 2 Charging - which is 3 to 12 times faster. Crucially - this allows you to charge your car to full overnight.

Why are home EV chargers faster?

Home EV chargers provide a direct connection from your switchboard to your car. This means that electricity can flow faster. They also regulate that flow of electricity and makes sure it never delivers more than what your EV is able to accept.

What do they look like?

Home EV chargers are small and compact - and easy to install on a wall.

How much you could save if you install a home EV charger?

Your EV battery takes a lot of energy to charge. Aside from the convenience of being able to fully charge your car overnight, there are significant savings to be had if you install a home EV charger.

The problem with charging from your standard powerpoint is that because it’s so slow, you probably need to have it charge continuously - including when you are paying peak tariffs.

With a home EV charger, you can choose to charge when electricity is the cheapest. This means in the middle of the day if you have solar panels installed, or whenever your off-peak tariffs are for grid electricity.

Depending on your situation, this means you could save hundreds of dollars a year.

Full control over your emissions

If you have a large enough solar system at home, you can choose to charge your EV exclusively from the clean energy that you produce yourself.

This means that you know exactly where the electricity going into your EV comes from, and can feel good about the fact that you’re producing zero emissions as you drive.

Government rebates

Certain states and territories offer government rebates for installing home EV chargers.