Electric vehicles use batteries to store the energy they need to run the electric motor. Charging the batteries can be done at home or on the road with a variety of different chargers.
Charging speeds depend on the output of the charger and the vehicles capacity to accept that charge. Not all vehicles can charge at fast rates.
Charging on the road
To match the growing popularity of EVs in Jersey, we're installing more and more charging points. The network consists of:
- Standard (S) - 7.4kW - adds 4 miles per 10 minute charge
- Fast (F) - 22kW - adds 13 miles per 10 minute charge
- Rapid (R) - 50kW - adds 30 miles per 10 minute charge
Most EVs come with a proprietary plug-in charging lead and a three-pin emergency charger.
We strongly recommend using the proprietary charging lead, whether at home with a dedicated charge point or with our Evolve public chargers.
Charging at home
Charging at home is the preferred option for most EV drivers. Home charging is convenient and the most economical way to refill your battery.
Exactly how much it costs will depend on your tariff, and when you charge. Tariffs like Comfort Heat and Economy 7 offer lower overnight rates if you can safely charge your EV at night. But rest assured, both the day and night rates are significantly cheaper than petrol or diesel!
Installing a faster charger at home
For faster, more efficient charging, you can have an EV charger installed in your home. An EV charger should only be installed by a qualified electrician. Some important considerations include:
- The capacity of your existing electrical supply
- Location for the charger
- Specific earthing requirements
- Type of charger
Fill out this form to get advice on installing a charger at home.
Efficient installations by JEBS
JEBS are our trusted installers and you can count on them for your EV charging installation.