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The best way to charge an electric car in Sydney

It is getting easier by the day to charge your electric car in Sydney. There are lots of public charging locations or it is affordable to install one at home too.
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The best electric car charging stations in Sydney

The amount of electric car charger stations in Sydney has increased in recent years and you can use the NSW Transport Charging Map to find them. Sydney councils are dedicated to installing more electric vehicle charging stations across the city. It means that you could enjoy lunch on the beach at Bondi whilst you wait for your electric car to finish charging or do some shopping at Westfields where there are dedicated parking bays for EV’s.

It is becoming easier for electric vehicle owners who want a convenient way to charge their battery while driving around Sydney. The growth in charging stations will also encourage more petrol car owners to make the switch to a more sustainable vehicle, now that recharging your electric vehicle is becoming just as convenient as filling up a petrol car.

The only downside to this is the demand for the use of a charging station will increase rapidly and like parking, it might be hard to find somewhere to plug in. That is why getting an EV charger installed at home begins to make a lot of sense, even in your garage.

Affordable electric car charging station in Sydney

Whilst the demand for more Electric car charging stations is increasing the best place to charge your EV is going to be at home and here are the reasons why;

 is still at home. And here are three reasons why. 

  • Save money – After hiring a local Sydney electrician to install a electric car charger for home using the standard 110-volt outlet to a 240-volt charging box, you will be able to charge your EV for less than it cost to use public charging stations. 
 
  • Save time – instead of driving to a location to find a charging point you just do it at home. An upgraded wall charger can charge your vehicle’s battery much faster than the standard cable can that is supplied with your vehicle. Either way you save a lot of time and your vehicle is ready to use.
 
  • Vehicle connectivitysome models of wall charger can connect to your home’s WiFi to then update your vehicle. This connectivity means you have the latest functionality available from the manufacturer.
 
  • Incentives or rebates – a lot of local councils or even the state government provides financial incentives or rebates to home owners to get an EV charger installed at home. This subsidises the cost and makes it even more affordable to get done.

A reliable home electric car charging station can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 7 hours to charge your electric vehicle battery. This means that while you enjoy a good night’s sleep and recharge, so can your electric vehicle. So wake up to a full battery, ready to drive your electric vehicle to work, your favourite breakfast spot or a day out in Sydney.

The charging speed of an EV home charger in Sydney depends on several factors such as the charger’s capacity, the battery size of your electric vehicle, and the type of charging connector used. Most home EV chargers in Sydney have a charging capacity of 7kW or 22kW. A 7kW charger can typically charge an electric vehicle with a 40kWh battery from empty to full in about 6-8 hours. A 22kW charger can charge the same vehicle in approximately 2-3 hours.

However, it is essential to note that the actual charging time can vary depending on the vehicle’s battery condition, the outside temperature, and other factors. For example, colder temperatures can impact battery performance and reduce the charging speed.

Additionally, some electric vehicles support faster charging rates than others. For instance, some models are compatible with rapid DC chargers, which can provide a charging rate of up to 350kW and can charge the battery from 0-80% in as little as 20-30 minutes.

Install an EV charger at home to increase your property value

The increasing demand for sustainable alternatives in our homes is only going to continue growing. This means that if you are planning on selling or renting your home in the future, investing in a home electric car charging station may pay off in the long run.

Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger at home can potentially increase your home value, particularly in areas where EV adoption is increasing. As the demand for EVs continues to grow, having an EV charger at home can become an attractive feature for potential home buyers, making your property stand out from the rest.

In Sydney, the trend towards EV adoption is growing, and there is an increasing demand for EV charging infrastructure. Therefore, having an EV charger at home can make your property more appealing to potential buyers who are interested in electric cars.

However, the actual impact on your home value may vary depending on various factors such as the location of your property, the availability of EV charging infrastructure in the surrounding area, and the quality of the charging equipment you install. It is always a good idea to consult with a real estate agent or a property appraiser to determine the potential impact of installing an EV charger on your home value in your specific area.

What is the best EV charger to get installed at home?

There really isn’t a ‘best EV charger’ because what is ideal for your situation may be different to another person. Therefore what is best for you isn’t best for them. As a local Sydney electrician we can help you upgrade your current electric vehicle charging capabilities once we conduct a site assessment.

We can determine whether you can install a charger on the wall or a post, if the switchboard has to get upgraded or how to run wiring if the location of your parking area is a long distance from your mains electricity.

We can supply and install a number of different EV wall charger brands, models and products to suit any modern vehicle from Tesla, Kia, BMW, Toyota and many more.

Fast and convenient electric car charging in Sydney

A reliable home electric car charging station can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 7 hours to charge your electric vehicle battery. This means that while you enjoy a good night’s sleep and recharge, so can your electric vehicle. So wake up to a full battery, ready to drive your electric vehicle to work, your favourite breakfast spot or a day out in Sydney.

The charging speed of an EV home charger in Sydney depends on several factors such as the charger’s capacity, the battery size of your electric vehicle, and the type of charging connector used. Most home EV chargers in Sydney have a charging capacity of 7kW or 22kW. A 7kW charger can typically charge an electric vehicle with a 40kWh battery from empty to full in about 6-8 hours. A 22kW charger can charge the same vehicle in approximately 2-3 hours.

However, it is essential to note that the actual charging time can vary depending on the vehicle’s battery condition, the outside temperature, and other factors. For example, colder temperatures can impact battery performance and reduce the charging speed.

Additionally, some electric vehicles support faster charging rates than others. For instance, some models are compatible with rapid DC chargers, which can provide a charging rate of up to 350kW and can charge the battery from 0-80% in as little as 20-30 minutes.

Install an EV charger at home to increase your property value

The increasing demand for sustainable alternatives in our homes is only going to continue growing. This means that if you are planning on selling or renting your home in the future, investing in a home electric car charging station may pay off in the long run.

Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger at home can potentially increase your home value, particularly in areas where EV adoption is increasing. As the demand for EVs continues to grow, having an EV charger at home can become an attractive feature for potential home buyers, making your property stand out from the rest.

In Sydney, the trend towards EV adoption is growing, and there is an increasing demand for EV charging infrastructure. Therefore, having an EV charger at home can make your property more appealing to potential buyers who are interested in electric cars.

However, the actual impact on your home value may vary depending on various factors such as the location of your property, the availability of EV charging infrastructure in the surrounding area, and the quality of the charging equipment you install. It is always a good idea to consult with a real estate agent or a property appraiser to determine the potential impact of installing an EV charger on your home value in your specific area.

What is the best EV charger to get installed at home?

There really isn’t a ‘best EV charger’ because what is ideal for your situation may be different to another person. Therefore what is best for you isn’t best for them. As a local Sydney electrician we can help you upgrade your current electric vehicle charging capabilities once we conduct a site assessment.

We can determine whether you can install a charger on the wall or a post, if the switchboard has to get upgraded or how to run wiring if the location of your parking area is a long distance from your mains electricity.

We can supply and install a number of different EV wall charger brands, models and products to suit any modern vehicle from Tesla, Kia, BMW, Toyota and many more.

Darren electrican in Sydney for Safe N Sound electrical in a medical facility

Darren Dewerson - licensed electrician in Sydney

I started in the industry installing security alarms and CCTV camera systems 25 years ago in London. I worked on thousands of sites servicing alarm electrical systems for large building companies, schools & other locations.

When I arrived in Australia I wasn’t allowed to apply for a security licence as I was not a citizen at the time so I decided get my TAFE qualifications and retrain as an electrician which complimented my electrical assistant work in London. I have been working as an electrician in Sydney since 2005.

For just over 40 years I have been involved in all types of electrical installations, upgrades, emergency repairs and set ups.

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