EV Charging

Whether charging at home or charging on the public network we will explain everything you need to know, from connection types, network operators, home charge points, and the principles of successful public charging.

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Whilst it is still much cheaper than petrol or diesel, to charge an EV at home at the standard electricity rate, you can save even more by switching to an EV or smart tariff, which will give you a greatly reduced electricity rate for charging your EV and at certain times of day.
Building the modern eco-home usually begins with finding the right EV charger. Save money and charge your EV up when energy prices are down and customize charging to fit your lifestyle, whether that’s fast charging from the grid or using 100% renewable energy for those with solar.
Our step by step EV charging guide will take you through the basics of how to keep your car charged. When considering an electric car, charging can seem confusing or challenging. In this guide, we will demonstrate how simple it is to keep your EV full of power.
The first thing you need to know regarding charging your car is your car’s charging connection. Most EV’s have 2 charging connections – one for rapid charging and one for the slower rate fast charging.
Egg are a leading national Solar PV, Battery Storage and EV Charge Point installer, and they are our goto provider for our unique EV accompanying combined Solar, Battery Storage, and Home Charge Point packages.  
You will most likely find that almost all of your charging will take place at home or at work. However, when you go further afield you may need to use the UK’s public charging network.
We recommend that EV drivers consider installing a fast method of charging at home if budget and location allow. However, if you are able to leave your car on charge every night you may find slower charging with a standard plug to be perfectly manageable. This is also the perfect means to charge when you are visiting friends.
Many employees find that their employer is very cooperative when it comes to charging at work. Standard three-pin sockets are often accessible and able to fully recharge an EV during a standard workday.
If you can't charge at home because you don't have off-street parking, you will need to identify the public charging options that are available to you conveniently, and that suits your lifestyle best. You will need to use the massive UK public charging network, and can look at all charge points both Fast and Rapid as potential charging options for you.
By moving to an electric car you have already taken a very positive step towards a greener low carbon lifestyle and protecting the environment. Even using conventional fossil-fuel generated grid to power your carbon emissions are vastly reduced.
Most electric car charging happens at home. Whilst it is possible to keep your car charged up with a standard household plug, it is not quick, convenient, or in some cases not as safe. A dedicated electric car charge-point at your house will typically allow you to charge quicker, safer, and easier.
We are delighted to announce that Drive Green are now partnered with Andersen. Andersen are passionate about driving electric. There’s so much more to the experience than the satisfaction of an ethical choice.
Drive Green are delighted to be partnering with evec. evec is breaking down the barrier to electric vehicle ownership, they offer affordable electric and hybrid car chargers that don’t compromise performance.
We are thrilled to be partnering with Indra as one of our go to charging point providers. Indra was founded in 2013 on a mission to create the smartest way to power Electric Vehicles.
We are delighted to be partnered up with EO charging as one of our go to charging point providers, EO Charging design and manufacture electric vehicle charging stations and cloud-based charge-point management software for fleets, homes and destinations.