If you’re considering buying an electric car and joining the electric revolution you might have some questions about charging your car. As with electric vehicles themselves, electric car charging is a new and evolving area with many options available.
Charging your electric vehicle at home can be as convenient as charging your smartphone. There are a number of providers who offer home installation of charging units for those interested in home charging.
Those who wish to charge at home have two options.
Charging from a socket: Charging your electric car at home is easier than you think. Simply plug the charging cable into the socket and plug the charging connector into your vehicle. Lock your car with the key and the charging process will start straight away.
The SEAI are also offering a grant for those who wish to do this. Find out more here.
At present, the ESB have 1,100 Charging points available across the Island of Ireland. There are a number of other providers who offer public charging points with rapid, fast and slow charger types available for different requirements.
Click here for a list of public charging points available to electric vehicle drivers.