Public or Home Charging for EV’s

Public or Home Charging for EV’s

Public or Home Charging for EV’s- Which is Best?

Electric car ownership in the UK is on the rise and according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), one fully-electric car is registered in the UK every 60 seconds. The increase in popularity of the EV has seen the need for reliable charging solutions increase significantly so what options are available and which is best?

Currently there are two main options when it comes to charging your electric vehicle, either at home or in public. There can be quite a stark contrast in price between the two options which we will explore in addition to which option best suits your individual needs when it comes to Public or Home Charging!

Public EV Charging

Public EV Charging is essential for those covering long distances on a single charge and for EV owners who do not have access to home EV charging facilities e.g. if they do not have access to off-street parking. Public charging stations are usually located at easy access locations such as Motorway services, shopping centres and workplaces.

Home EV Charging

If you have access to off-street parking at your property, home EV charging allows you to conveniently charge your EV overnight, ensuring it is fully charged and ready to go in the morning. Installing a home EV charger allows you to take advantage of lower electricity rates, especially during off-peak hours, resulting in cost savings over time.

So Which is Best when it comes to Public or Home Charging?

There are 3 main factors to take into account when considering which option for EV Charing best suits your individual circumstances and requirements:

Public or Home Charging : Cost

Let’s compare the how the cost of home EV charging compares with public EV charging.

An off-peak home charging rate of 10p kWh can be achieved using specialist EV tariffs provided by Octopus Energy. In comparison EV public charging stations average around 55p kWh for slow/fast EV charging. By contrast this is representative of a 450% increase in cost with costs rising further if using a rapid EV charging station. There is therefore no doubt that if the option is available to you, home charging is the way to go if you’re looking to save money.

Public or Home Charging : Convenience

Charging at home, is convenient, and can be done overnight from the safety of your home, meaning you won’t have to deal with driving to a public charging station in the hopes of finding a free charge point.

Increase in Property Value

The addition of a home EV charge point has been proven to increase the value of your property for both sale and rental potential making the property more attractive to a wider range of vehicle users.

So when deciding which is the best option for charging your EV in regards to ev charging the decision really is a personal one and the points discussed above should be considerd when making your choice. To find options for charging your EV using public charging apps like ZAPMAP are useful in locating charging facilities near you.

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