The charging basics.
All this electricity stuff can seem confusing. So let's break it down for you. Here are a few things that you need to know. After that you can go into more detail below.
Electricity is measured in kilowatts (kW). It’s just a unit of measurement like kilograms (kg) or kilobytes (kB).
The speed you charge at is measured by how many kilowatts are transferred in 1 hour e.g. moving 3 kW vs 200 kW in an hour.
There are roughly 4 groups of speeds Slow, Fast, Really Fast and Super Fast. Think of this like your internet speeds: dial-up, GPRS, 3G, 4G and the newer 5G (fifth generation) cellular network technology internet speeds.
There are two types of electric current: alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). AC current is what you get out of our home socket; DC current is what you get out of a battery.
The type of cable you would use depends upon the type of charger. Kinda like the a phone line, an ethernet cable and a fibre line.
If you are connected to a AC charger you would need a 3 pin cable or Type 2 cable.
If you are connected to a DC charger you would need either a CHAdeMO or a CCS cable.
This is where you get power to charge. You can plug-in at home, at work, in public parking spots, or at petrol stations and motorway services.
There are different charge point service providers and you can charge your car either through "pay as you go" service or become a member and avail discounted prices for charging your car.
Charging electric cars.
Now that you have the basics, there are some their things you’ll want to know at some point. Below are different topics that help you understand everything you need to know about: charging, range, savings and more...