- Where can you charge your electric car?
- Charging your EV on the go
- Charging your electric car at home
- Charging your EV at work
- How long does it take to charge an electric car?
- Types of electric car chargers; slow, fast and rapid
- Types of EV charging plugs and connectors
- How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
- Where can I charge my electric car for free?
- Electric vehicle charging etiquette
- How to make the most of your EV battery – Top Tips
- Visit our electric car advice hub
With the UK’s upcoming sales ban on new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 – and with a ban on most new hybrids set to follow by 2035 – now is the perfect time to get to grips with EV charging. It might seem like a lot at first, maybe even quite daunting, but once you’ve read this guide you’ll have an understanding of just how easy EV charging really is – we promise!
Electric cars charge in the same way as any other electric device, such as your phone – you simply use the right charger for the right EV, plug it in, and wait for the battery to reach your desired level of charge. But where can you do this and how much is it going to cost you? From home charging systems to kilowatt (kW) usage to EV charging etiquette, our straight-talking guide covers everything you need to know about charging your electric car.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that finding a place to charge your electric car is tricky. After all, we tend to associate fuel stations as only accommodating petrol and diesel users. However, many fuel stations now cater for electric vehicle users too. Plus, the rise of electric cars brings with it the rise of dedicated EV charging stations – in fact, EV charging sites now outnumber petrol stations in the UK.
But public charging points aren’t the only place you can charge your electric car. Did you know you can also charge them at home and at work? Let’s take a look at everywhere you can charge an EV.
Public EV charge points are a necessity. Whether you don’t have access to a home charging system or are running out of battery on the road, here’s everything you need to know about public charging points.