At home, the charging units are often wall-mounted with an extending cable and Type 1 or Type 2 connector that plugs in directly to the vehicle.
Apart from most hybrid vehicles, EVs are designed for both semi-fast charging and rapid charging, mainly DC.
A DC Fast Charge will provide energy for between 40-50 miles of usage in just 30 minutes so is ideal for short-stop settings where the driver takes a quick break.
AC stations vary in charging times, from energy for 10 miles in around an hour to 60 miles per hour. This means the AC charging facility is suited to short stay ‘destination’ settings – over lunch or business meeting as well as overnight full charge.
In public areas, from offices to forecourts, garages and street parking, there are a wide range of EV charging solutions. The charging stations have a robust design and construction with options for multiple vehicle use.
Quality EV charging stations provide user-access controls and payment systems with real-time usage data and full remote management facility.