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How To Prepare Your Home For Electric Vehicle Charging

February 3rd, 2023

Committing to an electric vehicle in 2023 is likely to be a smart move, with so many fantastic options to consider, perks to explore and deals to be found. Despite the convenience of having a home charger installed, there are still sure to be plenty of questions around the process of installing and preparing for such a change.

Read ahead and allow Van Sales UK to explain the simple ways in which you can prepare a domestic property for installation, with plenty of information on the devices at your disposal, and tips on how to get the most out of your new set-up.

Why Choose An EV?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming ever-popular as we progress through the 2020s, and this is in no small part due to the value and multiple benefits obtained from purchasing such a versatile vehicle. Work vans in particular are often favoured as electric options, due in large part to the easy convenience of charging overnight, ready for the busy day of work ahead. From Ford conversions, to standalone electric models with plenty of features packed within, explore your sustainable, clean air compliant options at Van Sales UK!

Dedicated Home Devices

Installing a dedicated home charger allows you to avoid the fuss of always sourcing a remote charging bay, and offers the fantastic convenience of replenishing your vehicle’s battery overnight or at a convenient time. Generally, there are many types of home electric vehicle charger, with each offering different available charging levels.

Fast chargers can replenish the full vehicle battery within a matter of hours – giving you full scope to max out the vehicle’s driving range. These devices can be installed and serviced as one expense, meaning that any additional spending will come straight out of your household bills – a handy alternative to regularly visiting the petrol station. Browse the features of the ever-popular Renault e-Trafic vehicle, or cast your gaze over options from trusted companies such as Citroen and Fiat – the electric van revolution is truly underway!

Space And Expense

Anyone considering the installation of a home charging device should first consider the up-front expense and space requirements. Though the initial cost of charger installation may seem hefty, there are huge savings to be made long-term when compared to the rising fuel prices and how topping up to a full diesel or petrol tank can accumulate in cost.

The installation itself should not take too long to complete, and involves wall mounting the chargepoint to an exterior location, most often a wall or garage near to where you park. This point will then be connected safely to the mains electricity supply. Now, you’re good to go!

At Van Sales UK, we like to keep things simple, making sure you receive your new vehicle hassle free. Our account managers and friendly team members have excellent knowledge of the van industry, taking time to understand your requirements and exceeding your expectations. Any specific queries or questions regarding an EV? Contact us at your earliest convenience.


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