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Where can I charge my electric car in Sydney

The number of EV chargers available in Sydney increases everyday, we explain what the options are & what is the best location in Sydney to charge
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The locations you can charge your electric vehicle in Sydney

Want to charge your EV? Safe n Sound Electrical is a licensed installer of chargers for electric vehicles in Sydney. We can install any EV charger brand at a home, for commercial use or in Strata / Body Corporate situations. This includes installing an EV charger at home to use in a garage or having multiple charging points installed in a car park.

The benefits of owning an electric car are well known, not only are electric cars much cheaper to run than conventional cars they’re also way better for the environment. However, there is one downside to owning an electric car, charging your electric car isn’t as easy as filling up your petrol or diesel powered vehicle. 

With a petrol station on every corner, and the entire process taking a max of 10 minutes, car owners have become used to a convenience they don’t want to lose. Whilst the popularity of electric cars is growing, requiring more charging stations to be installed along Sydney roadways, they’re still not as easily available as petrol stations. 

This is why the best place to charge your electric car in Sydney is actually at home.

Most electric vehicles include a charging unit that can be plugged into any standard power point. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 12+ hours depending on the size of the battery, the speed of the charging point, and the amount of charging required. 

It is possible to increase the speed of your charge significantly by having a different power point installed by an EV charger installer electrician in Sydney . Just plug your electric car into this new power point and your car will be charged in a few hours. 

An EV charger can be installed on a wall inside a garage or on a post in the driveway that is outside. EV chargers for home use are designed to be placed in nearly any practical location either indoors or outdoors to make it easy to park, then plug the vehicle in to charge.

What are all the choices in Sydney for electric vehicle charging locations

There are several options available for charging electric vehicles (EVs) in Sydney and the available choices are growing every day:

  1. Public Charging Stations: There are several public charging stations available across Sydney, which are typically located in public car parks, shopping centers, and public areas. These charging stations provide Level 2 AC charging and are available for use by anyone.

    Some charging stations require a membership card, while others are available on a pay-per-use basis. Public charging stations can be located using apps like PlugShare and ChargePoint, which show the location, availability, and type of charging station.

  2. Home Charging: As mentioned above, EV owners can install a Level 2 AC charging station at their home, which allows them to charge their vehicle overnight. This is the most convenient and cost-effective option, as the charging station can be installed in a garage or driveway, and the cost of electricity is typically lower at night.

    Home charging stations can also be used to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates.

  3. Workplace Charging: Some workplaces have installed EV charging stations for their employees, which allows them to charge their vehicle while they work. This is a convenient option for those who commute long distances to work and do not have access to home charging.

  4. DC Fast Charging: DC fast charging stations are less common but are becoming increasingly available across Sydney. These stations provide a much faster charging rate and can charge an EV to 80% in 30-45 minutes. DC fast charging stations are typically located near major highways and allow EV drivers to quickly recharge during long-distance trips.

EV charging options in Sydney are becoming more widespread and convenient, with options for public, workplace, and home charging available. The benefits of EV ownership and charging include lower costs, convenience, environmental benefits, improved performance, and reduced dependence on fossil fuels.

If you don’t want to wait at public locations then the best option is to get a EV charger installed at your home so you can plug in whenever you like.

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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