You can charge an electric vehicle either by plugging it into a socket to take electricity from the grid or by plugging into a charging unit. There's plenty of charging stations around the UK to stay fully charged while you're out and about.
[IMAGE: an example of a type 2 charger connector]
Three pin plug
A standard three-pin plug that you can connect to any 13 amp socket
A charge point where you can connect either a Type 1 or Type 2 cable
A charge point with a cable attached with either a Type 1 or Type 2 connector
Typically rated up to 3kW. Often used to charge overnight or at the workplace.
Charging time: 8-10 hours
Typically rated at either 7Kw or 22kW. Tend to be installed in car parks, supermarkets, leisure centres and houses with off-street parking.
Charging time: 3-4 hours
Typically rated from 43 kW. Only compatible with EVs that have rapid charging capability.
Charging time: 30-60 minutes
Charging up in changing seasons
The weather affects how much energy your electric car consumes. You have a larger range in summer and smaller range in winter.
Charging on the go
Don't forget to download the Zap-Map app to find the nearest charge station when you're out and about.
499 new devices added to the Zap-Map database over the last 30 days*
9,698 charging locations over the last year (Sept 2018 - Sept 2019)*
*27/09/2019 ZapMap stats