Charging your EV
With an EV, you can save up to 90% on your fuel costs compared to a traditional car. Here’s how to keep your EV running wherever you are.
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Charging away from home
Occasionally you might want to charge your EV away from home, and with over 22,000 charge points in the UK (and counting), so you won’t be far from one.
Charging on the go?
Here's what you need to know
Charger point speeds
Slow - 3kW
You can charge your EV using a standard three-pin plug and socket. The speed is only 3kW, but it’s useful for emergencies. You can also find some of these chargers out and about, i.e. at Waitrose, and some other destination chargers will be 3kW.
Fast - 7kW
Fast - 22kW
The most common chargers are single phase Fast chargers. They’re often found in places where you’ll stay a while, like cinemas, hotels and shopping centres – these are known as ‘destination chargers’. You can also have a fast charger installed at home.
They will take around 6 hours to fully charge a 40kWh Nissan LEAF and around 14 hours to fully charge a 100kWh Tesla Model S.
Rapid - 50kW
These are for when you want a quick top-up of energy, such as on a motorway. A rapid charger can give a 40kWh Nissan LEAF an 80% charge in just 40 minutes.
Charging for Business
Octopus Electric Vehicles can help get you and your business plugged in and ready to go, with our range of charging solutions.
We work with our trusted installers around the country to get charge points into office locations, car parks, and anywhere where electric vehicles can be parked.
The right charging solution for your business
From gyms and health clubs, cinemas and shopping centres, pubs and restaurants; if you’ve got customers or staff that need a charging solution at your workplace, we’ve got the complete EV charging solution for you.
We’re also working with a range of local authorities to develop charging solutions that could benefit entire communities.
Advice on grants
Getting charging points installed in workplaces is something that the Government is encouraging employers to get behind: the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Workplace Charging Scheme, can reduce the cost of installation by up to 75%.
Octopus Electric Vehicles are here to advise you on the best way to take advantage of the scheme, and help you to design and install charging solutions that best serve your business, your employees, and your customers.
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