One constant pain point among electric vehicle owners is the task of searching for and waiting in line at a charging station. You may have been thinking about installing an EV charging station at your home, strata, apartment complex or office building.
If you are not sure about whether you should take the plunge and install a charging station, talk to electrical services Sydney for an in-depth understanding of the benefits, costs and other details regarding installation to help you decide.
Here are some benefits worth considering.
It is reported that a majority of EV drivers charge their vehicles overnight at home. Charging the vehicle overnight is down to a routine task for those who have an EV charging station installed at home which means the vehicle is fully charged and ready to go in the morning with no stopovers necessary along the way for charging. Depending on the distances you will be covering on a regular day an overnight charge may be all you require for your regular day-to-day vehicle travel.
Charging your vehicle on a home EV charging station has the additional benefit of taking advantage of reduced electricity charges that apply overnight. If on the other hand, you change your vehicle during morning hours on your way to work or during the day or even evening on your way back from work, higher electricity tariffs apply making charging that much more expensive for you. Besides the higher electricity tariff, public charging stations factor in a service cost which means you are paying an additional amount for accessing the convenience of a public EV charging station. You are also paying premium prices when you access a Level 2 or Level 3 charging station to have your vehicle charged faster compared to a base Level 2 charging station.
Another advantage of having your EV charging station at home is that you can plan your daily commute and any extra travel without worrying about not having enough range or having to think about a top-up at a public EV charging station not knowing how long you have to wait in line to have your vehicle charged. Although your EV would have come with a Level 1 charger that can be easily plugged into any home electric outlet the disadvantage of charging your EV this way is that even if you have it plugged in all night it won’t adequately fill your battery, only adding about 8 kilometres of charging per hour. However, if you install a Level 2 charging station at home an overnight charge will give you about 400 kilometres.
Increase Property Value
Having an EV charging station installed in your home or apartment, will add to the perceived value of your property because it is an amenity that is gaining popularity. The demand for EVs will only increase in the years to come and catering to demand will be an expectation by potential owners and tenants of homes and apartments.Read More →