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EV Charging Points

EV Charging Points Installation Edinburgh

In the UK we are rapidly embracing the crossover to EV and the easiest way to do this is charge at home. Renew-Able solutions install all the major EV chargers from Zappi, Anderson, Hypervolt, GivEnergy and Wallbox. Contact us today to get a bespoke quote.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO CHARGE MY CAR?

It depends on the battery size in your car and the power of your charge point. Typically plug-in hybrids (e.g. Golf GTE, Prius) charge at a rate of 3.7kW, fully charging within 3 hours. Fully electric cars (e.g. Tesla) can charge at 7.4kW on a single phase supply but have a much bigger battery, a 75kWh Tesla Model S would take 10 hours to fully charge. A 3.7kW charge charges at a rate of approximately 12mph, a 7.4kW charge would charge at a rate of approximately 24mph.

CAN I CHARGE MY EV WITH SOLAR PANELS?

Yes, there are a couple of ways to do this. One is to use the dedicated Zappi charger, which diverts excess generation into an electric vehicle. In this way, what would have been exported back to the grid is now providing you with zero-carbon mobility. However, you would need to have your EV parked up at home during the day.

The alternative is to use a battery system to store this energy, and then discharge this into your EV in the evening/night-time. The battery would also cover your household loads one the sun has gone down.

CAN I CHARGE MY CAR DIRECTLY FROM MY SOLAR (NO INVERTER REQUIRED?)

No. Electric vehicles charge from an AC supply.
Ev Charging Points Installation Edinburgh
Ev Chargers Vary By Manufacturer

EV CHARGING POINTS – DO DIFFERENT EVS REQUIRE DIFFERENT CHARGERS?

There are two standard connectors which different models of EV use (Type 1 and Type 2), the market is moving to using Type 2 as standard but charge points are available in either and there are also Type 1 to Type 2 adaptor cables.
Chademo Charger
Type 2 Charger
Chademo Charger
Chademo Charger

EV CHARGING POINTS

HOW MUCH IS AN EV CHARGE POINT? ARE THERE GRANTS AVAILABLE?

The cost of a 7.4kW charge point is under £1,000 supplied and installed, although some may be over £1300 to install dependent on which one you choose.Unfortunately in June 2022 the UK Government done away with the EV charger grant to focus the money into public charging points.

HOW MUCH CAN I CHARGE MY NEIGHBOUR FOR USING MY EV CHARGE POINT?

Renew-Able Solutions can supply EV charging solutions which allow you to charge others to use a charge point you install. The rate you set is up to you.
 Edinburgh Ev Charging Points Installation
Ev Charging Points
Ev Charging Points In Garage
Ev Charging Points

EV CHARGING POINTS – WILL EV CHARGERS BLOW MY FUSEBOARD?

Renew-Able Solutions will carefully check your existing electrics to ensure that you don’t blow your main fuse. In some instances we may suggest you install a 3.7kW charger rather than 7.4kW. Usually this is not an issue. If you have an old style or joined supply we can apply to your DNO to have this upgraded.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO INSTALL AN EV CHARGER?

An installation will typically take half a day. If your fuse box is far from the charge point location or cables need to be run through internal rooms, the installation may take a little longer.
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