There are several ways of charging your electric vehicle, including Home Charging, On the go charging, and Fast charging.
You can charge your electric vehicle from home with a dedicated electrical vehicle charger. This is an outdoor socket that is equipped for the outdoor weather. It should be installed by a qualified technician and a separate circuit should be used.
In most cases, people who use their electric vehicle using the day will charge the vehicle overnight. This will give the battery 100%
Many people are concerned about running out of battery or not making it to their destination. There are two items to concern here.
Bearing these two in mind, you should be able to drive to any location with the right driving range vehicle and the infrastructure that's currently in place. This infrastructure is always improving which is another positive.
Most shopping centers throughout Ireland now have a dedicated zone for charging electric vehicles. Hotels across the country are assigning EV charging points. So once you arrive at your location, whether that be the weekly shop, or a weekend away, you are sure to find a zone to charge your vehicle.
When you buy your Electric Vehicle, you will also get a charging cable that will allow you to charge your vehicle from a normal home power supply. While this takes more time than the above options, it provides extra security when you arrive at a location that has no designated EV charging points.
Fast charging zones are a key benefit when buying an electric vehicle. Fast charging can produce 80% battery in as little as 30 mins. Fast charging takes place at charge points using a certain cable.
1. DC CHADEMO: This connector is used to charge Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi vehicles.
2. CCS COMBO: This connector is used to charge EVs such as BMW, Volkswagen, Hyundai etc.
3. AC 43: This connector is used to charge EVs such as the Renault Zoe.
There are three different types of charging options:
*Times change from model to model due to different types and battery sizes of Electric vehicles.
There are currently approximately 1,350 public charge points available nationwide in locations such as on-street, shopping centres, vehicle parks etc.
Information on the location and real-time availability status of charge points is provided through the ecar connect mobile app and on our charge point map on the website.