At Bookmycharge we’re often asked for guidance on the installation of EV chargers whether in a home setting or at an office building. This is a rapidly evolving space and thousands of new owners are joining the ranks of EV drivers each month. The time of the early adopter willing to put the hard yards into research are probably over.
What’s clear is that there’s still a lot of confusion out there about EV charging and charging hardware. There’s a mass of information online that can confuse more than it explains. Even selecting a home chargepoint bemuses some incoming owners, let alone coping with the moving target that is charging on the public network when out and about.
In a search for clarity and useful guidance we’ve been talking to Smart Home Charge, one of the UK’s largest installers of domestic and business chargepoints whose stated mission chimes nicely with Bookmycharge’s own ethos, which is that charging your EV shouldn’t be complicated or confusing. If in doubt, keep things simple…
Which is why we are real fans of the information on the Smart Home Charge website as it gives one of the best guides to EV chargers and EV charging that we’ve seen. They have presented this information in a nice clear format and have developed some selector tools to guide new EV owners through the chargepoint selection process. This is approached either via selecting what features they want in a chargepoints (https://www.smarthomecharge.co.uk/guides/charger-selector-tool/), or which type of chargepoint is suitable for the car they have (https://www.smarthomecharge.co.uk/vehicles/).
The vehicle search also includes a guide to estimated charging times for a given spec of car and a given type of chargepoint. You can even come up with killer facts such as that it would take 43 hours to fully charge a top of the range Taycan from empty to full using a 13amp socket!
We’ve set up a referral scheme for Smart Home Charge customers so they can add a chargepoint to Bookmycharge and generate charging credits for use on the Bookmycharge network.
The team at Smart Home Charge said: “From the start, Smart Home Charge has been about simplifying EV charging at home and the electric car journey overall. That’s why we have created a range of content and services on our website to help customers on that journey including interactive tools that lets customers compare the cost to charge their EV at home, at destinations or on the road using rapid chargers. Working with a service such as Bookmycharge is another piece in that puzzle and is a great way for our home charger installation customers to start generating additional income from their EV charge point.”