As we said in a previous article, having an EV charger at home is the easiest and most cost effective way to charge your vehicle. However, there are a number of things to think about when installing one. A crucial one is the location. You need it to be accessible and able to meet your charging needs. As the top OLEV installers Wellington has, we can offer lots of useful tips here.
Where do you park?
Ideally you want the charger close to where you park. However, this can change over the course of the day. For example, you may park on the road outside or at the end of your drive if you make multiple trips during the day. You may then put the car in the garage overnight. What you should do is put the EV point where you can use it easily overnight; this is when you will do most of your charging.
Where is the charge port?
The charging ports can be in several different locations on EVs. Some are on the side where the fuel tank normally is. Others are at the front or rear. You will want to place the charging point where it will be as close as possible to the port. Be careful here though; it may be easier to change where you park than place the point in an out of the way location. Also, make sure you consider the length of the charge cable.
EV charging points generally need a Wi-Fi signal or mobile signal. This allows them to connect to charging apps to do things like decide the optimal time to charge the vehicle so you get the cheapest tariff. What you need to do here is ensure the place where you put the point will have a strong signal. That will make sure that all of the charging functions will work.
Do you want to hide it?
Some people want to keep their charge points hidden for security and privacy reasons. If so, you may want to have it on the side or back of a house, or safely in the garage.
It is also a good idea to think about how safe the charging point will be. The biggest risk here is people could trip over the cable. Ideally you will have the point where you can connect the cable so it is not a tripping hazard.
Discuss your needs with the best OLEV installers in Wellington
ASM Electrical can help you to choose the perfect solution for your EV charger. We can install them in almost any location, ensuring we meet all of your criteria. Most importantly, we handle every installation professionally.
So, if you want a quote from the best OLEV installers Wellington can offer, speak to us. We will ensure you get the best service.