Charging

Car Charging

Work out how you are going to charge your vehicle before ordering it. You might have seen cables strewn across pavements or dangling from trees but these are not a safe or permanent solution.

Home Charging

The majority of electric car charging is going to take place at home. Do you have a suitable spot off the street where you can park the car and bring in an electricity supply point? The lead time on the car delivery might provide plenty of time to get a charger installed, but some planning will still be needed first.

You will need to buy and install a suitable charger. A domestic plug and the right adapter will only work in an emergency to provide a few miles of charge per hour (Tesla estimate 6 to 8 miles). There is a long list of approved installers who can advise on equipment and help you obtain a £350 grant against the cost of installation.