Charging your EV
Though most Electric Vehicles (EVs) can be charged on a standard 13Amp home socket, we recommend having a weatherproof external charging point fitted on a dedicated circuit. This is simple to do, and chargers come in a variety of styles to suit homes and businesses, small and large.
You can also charge your EV on-the-go with an Evolve membership. Evolve public charging points are available in the five multi-storey Town car parks - Sand Street, Patriotic Street, Green Street, Minden Place and Pier Road and our own car park at The Powerhouse. These charge points are fitted with dual socket 7kW capacity. The chargers automatically recognise how much charge your vehicle can take, if you have a lower capacity on-board charger.
What you get with Evolve Membership
Evolve Public at £10 per month gives you a key/RFID card to access electricity at our public charging points. You will need your own charging lead which are available to purchase on request. Minimum agreement 12 months, subject to status, terms and conditions apply.
Businesses can also apply for an Evolve Public membership. If your business has specific charging needs for a fleet or business vehicle, please contact us to discuss your situation.
We are happy to install a home or business charging point on a paid for basis, with no subscription required. Please call 505460 to arrange a quotation.
Alternatively, you may choose to use your own installer and purchase your charging unit elsewhere.
For more information on the Evolve Membership scheme, and to request an application form, please contact Jersey Electricity Customer Care on 505460.
How far can I travel on one charge?
EVs such as the first generation Nissan Leaf or Renault's ZOE, typically provide a range of around 80-100 miles.
However, range will be affected by driving style, speed, heating temperature and air-conditioning use, all of which can deplete the battery more quickly. Understanding the factors will enable you to optimise range and all EVs are equipped with technology to help you do this.
Regenerative braking 'tops up' the battery when the brakes are applied. This is similar to the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) in Formula One and can increase vehicle range by as much as 20%.