Although electric cars and various acronyms associated with them have long been trendy, for many people who do not own or have never got the opportunity to drive one, they continue to be a rather baffling modern marvel.
EV which is a short form of electric vehicle popularity is undoubtedly impacted by factors like pricing and misunderstandings about range numbers, but for many customers, the practicalities of charging EVs are a bigger concern.
Jucer deals with most of the parts and accessories of EVs and you can also buy a suitable ev charging cable for charging your EV’s battery pack.
The absence of infrastructure and recharging stations in Australia now deters consumers from purchasing electric vehicles. Without customer buying intent, the government may not give building what is required first priority.
Upon purchase, the majority of electric cars come with a certain portable charger, or more precisely EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment), which is typically located in the boot. However, there are certain exceptions. The latest Nissan LEAF EVs, the Renault Zoe, and the Renault Kangoo are among the Nissan and Renault EVs that don’t come with any kind of charger or EVSE.
Consequently, it is best to plan your EV charging at home or while on the go well in advance of receiving your electric vehicle.
Pros and cons of your supplied EVSE:
- Usually, an EV charger will be quite durable
- Fits well into your boot.
- You expect your EVSE will be able to do the charging of your EV conveniently at home, but it will be one of the slowest ways to top up.
- The wiring of your home may not be properly rated or safe for supplying and sustaining the current needed for so many hours of charging of your EV
- Possibly, you are not having a power socket, which is sufficiently close for the necessary length needed for your EVSE.
Let us try to know how much time will be needed to charge your EV with the help of a portable EVSE or any EV charger at your home.
The size of your car’s battery will determine how long it takes to charge your EV in Australia using a portable EVSE. It will take roughly 10 to 12 hours to fully charge a Nissan LEAF or an early BMW i3. It could take up to 30 hours if your vehicle has a larger battery, such as the Hyundai Kona or Tesla Model 3.
As a whole, the portable EVSE that came with your EV is a good short-term option but is unlikely to be useful over the long run due to the excruciatingly slow charge rate.
Plugging-in daily will very quickly turn into a chore unless you have got a power outlet in precisely the appropriate spot where you will park your EV and which also should match the location of the charge port on your EV.
We advise installing an eco-smart, solar-connected, Level 2 charging station at home to charge your EV because convenient charging choices are essential for a nice EV driving experience.