Charging your EV company car at home: what do you need to know?
Most electric vehicle owners charge their electric vehicle at home. What do you need to know when it comes to home charging? And how does reimbursement of power work when you charge at home?
If you have an electric vehicle as a company car, this blog will in short terms tell you what you need to know when it comes to charging you electric vehicle at home.
Overall, there are three ways in which you can charge your electric vehicle: charging at work, charging in the public, and charging at home.
How can I charge my electric vehicle at home?
If possible, we recommend that you get a home charger installed. Being able to charge your electric vehicle at home, gives you security and ensures that you can start your day with a fully charged vehicle.
What do I do if I can’t charge at home?
If you can’t charge at home, there are other ways to charge your vehicle in the form of public charging. A large charging network is established in Denmark, and this continues to get bigger. Many charging providers are already expanding the network with more charging points, in order to keep up with the growing demand for charging points, as electric vehicles are growing in numbers. If you live in a tower block, you are kindly asked to search your community for charging options.
You can charge your electric vehicle through a destination charger (11-22 kW) (a smaller charger in the public), a quick charger (40-100 kW) (are often found at gas stations, pull-ups, and shopping centers), or through a rapid charger (100 + kW) that are to be found on highways.
How does payment work at a public charging station?
There are different ways in which you can pay for power at public charging stations. You can get a charging piece with LeasePlan, from chosen charging providers (OK, Spirii, Shell Recharge, E.ON, and Clever), but more charging providers are on the way. With these charging providers you can easily charge at public charging stations.
Roaming providers in the EU: Spirii Go (app) and Shell Recharge.
Be aware that prices with the different roaming operators vary depending on charging providers.
How does reimbursement of power work when you charge at home?
Charging providers reimburse consumption for charging in your household, and the settlement depends on the provider's setup. Most charging providers settle with a 24-hour kWh price, that is settled pr. month or pr. quarter. Below you can see what rate, some charging providers use, when they reimburse for power:
- Spirii (day fee) *
- OK (day fee) *
- Clever (night fee)
- E.ON (flat rate)
- Shell Recharge (flat rate)
*Charging providers buy kWh on a “stock exchange”, and therefore payment rates vary.
What solution is the right one for me?
There are many different providers of charging stations on the market, that offer different products and services at different prices. What solution is the right one for you, depends on your preferences or what your employer offers you. You can find more information about what charging providers are available on our website in our EV starter pack section.
LeasePlan cooperates with a range of charging providers that offer home charging, and we will be happy to talk to you about your possibilities, and help you find the solution that fits you the most.
The providers that LeasePlan use, also handle the reimbursement of power and kWh at home.