An electric car can be charged up at home with a regular three pin plug attached to an EVSE cable or via a wall mounted charging point. Many drivers prefer to use a home charging point because it provides a faster charging experience and it has some useful safety features.
Charging an electric car is a little like charging up your smartphone, you plug it in overnight and then top it up as required during the day. Even if you have a wall mounted home charging point, it’s a good idea to also have a three pin EVSE charging cable as a charging backup option.
When you charge an electric car at home, you will need a home charging point or a spare power outlet for the three pin EVSE cable installed near where you park your car at night.
The charging point is usually wall mounted, and it has weatherproof features so it can be installed on an external wall if necessary.
Our recommended electricians will be able to offer the best advice on placement and the right equipment to suit your needs.
An electric car should have either a type 1 or type 2 plug, and you need a charging point that is compatible with your electric vehicle.