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Charging at home explained

Charging at home: different ways & situations

There are two different ways to recharge your electric vehicle at home - one, is by using a standard wall socket and the second is with a residential EV charging station. When you connect your EV to a normal 3-pin socket in your house to charge up, loading is slower, so fully charging even a 40 kW battery can take almost 17 hours This can be more than enough when spending some time at a remote location during a weekend away. However, by far the most convenient and fast solution is to install a home charger. The time it takes to fully charge is based on the level, or speed, of charging and how full the battery is when you start.

So, what’s the best charging solution for your living situation? Read on to learn more.

Residential EV charging stations

The most convenient way to charge

Safe, convenient, and easy to use, a residential charging station lets you recharge your car while you eat, play, and sleep. Just plug your EV in when you get home, start charging sessions via your charge card, or schedule charging for a certain time of day and be ready to go in the morning.

Am I able to install a home charger?

Do you rent a house with parking on private land? Contact your landlord and ask about the possibilities.Do you own a home with parking on private land? No problem! You can arrange for a private charging point suited to your technical specifications.Are you part of a homeowner's association? (Or local name e.g. VVE for the Netherlands) [country specific] You’ll probably need to get permission, but it’s still a possibility. Several parties are involved, so the process may take a bit longer. Sometimes extra facilities may also be necessary, to enable data exchange with the charging point. *[add link to the governance guidance such as Dutch example: VvE laden – [www.vveladen.nl](targetBlank:https://www.vveladen.nl)]*Do you own or rent a home with no parking, on private land? You can sometimes request a public charging point in your area via your municipality. Every municipality deals with this differently. Contact your own municipality to inquire about the possibilities and conditions. For example, go to [https://www.laadpaalnieuwe.nl/](targetBlank:https://www.laadpaalnieuwe.nl). *[country to localise]*

Charging time from empty to full

7.4 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery7h45m
  • 75 kWh EV battery10h

11 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery5h15m
  • 75 kWh EV battery6h45m

50 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery53 min
  • 75 kWh EV battery1h20m

150 kW power output

  • 50 kWh EV battery18 min
  • 75 kWh EV battery27 min

Frequently asked questions about home charging

Can I include a home charger in my lease contract? LeasePlan offers two charging solutions for charging your electric vehicle:   **Home Pro fixed cable**: charger with 4.5m cable and Dynamic Load Balancing. Standard incl.: relocation, working hours, wall installation, 1 penetration, 10m power and 15m UTP cable, small equipment, extra cabinet, fuse, (ready for) 3-phase and inspection **Home Pro socket**: charger with 8m loose cable and Dynamic Load Balancing. Standard incl.: relocation, working hours, wall installation, 1 penetration, 10m power and 15m UTP cable, small equipment, extra cabinet, fuse, (ready for) 3-phase and inspection.Does my electricity network at home have sufficient capacity for a home charger? Your existing power supply will probably be sufficient as cars are mainly charged during the night when you’re not using other electrical appliances. Your charging station can be programmed to operate at the right power and at the right time so that any potential overload to your electricity network can be avoided.I can't charge at home. Are there alternatives? If you don’t have the possibility to charge at home, you can use a public charging point. You don’t need a home charger to have an EV as public charging points are growing each year. With charging apps you can easily find an overview of locally available charging points.Do I have to return the home charger at the end of my car lease? The home charger, unlike the lease car, becomes the property of your employer.  You therefore need to agree this with your employer.I'm moving, what happens to my charging station? The charging station is the property of your employer. It is best to check with your fleet manager. Moving a home charger is often more expensive than installing a new one.What happens to the charging station if my car is assigned to a colleague? The charging station is the property of your employer, who will decide what happens to the charging station.What do I need to consider when choosing a home charger? Do you have your own driveway, garage or private parking? Are you an owner or tenant? Can you take action independently as an owner or is this in consultation with an association of homeowners? In addition, it is best to take into account the mains voltage that is connected in your street. This has an influence on the charging speed of your car.Is my home charging point publicly accessible? No this is only accessible with your charge card and is not open to third parties.