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How long will it take to charge my car?

It depends on the battery size of the car and the power of your charge point. Typically plug-in hybrids charge at a rate of 3.7kW, fully charging within 3 hours. Fully electric cars (e.g. Tesla) can charge at 7.4kW on a single phase supply but have a much bigger battery. 

A 75kWh Tesla Model S would take 10 hours to fully charge.

Can I charge my EV with solar panels?

Yes, there are a couple of ways to do this. One is to use a dedicated charger which diverts excess generation into an electric vehicle (Order Charger). In this way, what would have been exported back to the grid is now providing you with zero-carbon mobility. However, you would need to have your EV parked up at house during the day.

The alternative is to use a battery system to store this energy and discharge this into your EV in the evening/night-time. The battery would also cover your household loads once the sun has gone down.

Can I charge my car directly from my solar (no inverter required?)

No. Electric vehicles charge from an AC supply.

Do different EVs require different chargers?

There are two standard connectors which different models of EV use (Type 1 and Type 2). The market is moving to use Type 2 as standard but charge points are available in either and there are also Type 1 to Type 2 adaptor cables.

How much is an EV charge point? Any grants available?

The cost of a 7.4kW charge point is under €1,200 supplied and installed. An SEAI grant covering half of this cost is available so you can expect to pay €600 (approx.).

Will EV chargers blow my fuse board?

DC EV will carefully check your existing electrics to ensure that you don’t blow your main fuse. In some instances we may suggest you install a 3.7kW charger rather than 7.4kW. 

Its case by case and a full analysis is done of your home before a wire is touched.

How long will it take to install an EV charger?

An installation will typically take half a day. If your fuse box is far from the charge point location or cables need to be run through internal rooms, the installation may take a little longer.