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Your electric vehicle charging point questions answered

Electric vehicles are becoming much more prominent across the UK. As a result of government grants and rising awareness of their environmental benefits, the number of electric vehicles on the road has risen to 455,000 in February 2021.

Every electric vehicle needs to charge, and charging points are becoming much more prominent. Read on to discover the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about electric vehicle charging points.

Can I charge my car at home?

Yes! You can charge your electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid at home if you have an EV charging point installed. You don’t need to go out and try to find a public charging station to run an electric car, and home charging ports are getting more and more affordable.

Is my car safe charging overnight?

Of course; if you leave your car plugged into your installed charging point, the smart technologies within your car and charger will stop charging when the battery is full. This avoids battery damage and prevents accidents.

Do you need an EV charging point?

Whilst you can, in theory, use a standard three-pin plug to charge your vehicle, it’s not advised. This method of charging is comparatively extremely slow, and you’ll need to have an expert examine your wiring. The risk of an accident alone makes it much safer and cheaper, in the long run, to install a charging point.

Is a home charging point for my vehicle expensive?

With your car being powered by the grid, you’ll see your electrical bill rising. This is inevitable, but you won’t need to visit the fuel pump to get your car running, and the electricity required to power your car costs significantly less than you’d be paying for petrol.

How do I get an Electric Vehicle charging point installed?

If you’re interested in getting EV charging points installed in your home, or if you need any other electrical services, get in touch with Brooktech Maintenance Services today.

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