When should I charge my EV?

Wondering when and where you should charge your EV? Generally, it’s best to charge your vehicle at home and overnight, if possible, to benefit from off-peak electricity costs (which generally last for around 7 hours any time between 8PM and 8AM). Public rapid charging points can cost up to £1/kWh, but can provide you with up to 200 miles of additional range in as little as 30 minutes.

It’s worth making sure that your electric vehicle battery doesn’t get below 20% charge as this can start to damage the battery cells.

If you’re ever caught short on charge, there are a number of apps that can help you locate the nearest public charging point, such as Zap-Map. You can also find out more about how to charge your EV on the Government’s Electric Vehicle Homepage

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Posted by Sultana Rahman
Head of Marketing