How easy is it to install an EV charging wall-box and how much does it cost?
Installing a new charge box shouldn’t take any more than a couple of hours and it’s relatively simple to do – but as with any electrical installation, make sure you ask a fully qualified professional to help you.
Whether you’re looking for a domestic charging point or want to install one at your business premises, we’ll discuss the best charging position bearing in mind where cars are parked.
The cost of installation depends on the power and type of charger you choose – some of this will be down to the type of EV you have but there are three main types of charger: slow, fast, or rapid.
Slow 3kW (kilowatt) chargers can take up to 12 hours to reach your battery’s capacity but around seven hours is the norm. Fast chargers typically come as 7kW or 22kW power sources, meaning you can have a ‘full tank’ in around five or two hours respectively. Rapid chargers are usually found at service stations and can give you a boost of up to 80% charge in just 20 minutes.