Tips & Guides

Why charge at home

Pinergy
20 September 2021

The advantages of electric vehicles are well documented: they’re better for the environment, cheaper to run, and driving them even offers health benefits.

Just as electric vehicles are becoming more popular, so are EV charging stations, especially home ones.

Here are five reasons why you should consider getting an EV charger for your home…

Its really convenient

If you have an EV and you’re charging at home, you will never have to drive to a petrol station or charge point again.

You can also charge at your own time. This might mean charging overnight if you drive to work, or during working hours if you leave it home all day.

No more queuing, no more taking time out of your day, no more detours. Just use your EV home charge point…and go.

Dependable

Electric vehicles are a modern miracle, finally solving a century-old pollution problem while still giving people the freedom of having a car.

Having your own charge point means no surprises; any fault can be dealt with yourself and immediately; you know there won’t be another car plugged into your own private charge point; no car will be obstructing it; and you know the condition your charge point is in.

More and more EV charging points are being installed, but we still have some catching up to do on Norway, which has 12,000.

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Cost effective

A charger typically costs €1200. There is also a €600 SEAI grant available for installing your own charger.

Every single day you’re driving an electric car, you’re spending less on fuel and on motor tax.

Improve the value of your home?

Electric vehicles are here to stay. Already, the second-hand car market in some regions is suffering because petrol and diesel cars have poor resell value.

A home charger is a long-term investment, one that will be there for the many years that you and your family can expect to be driving electric cars.

Soon enough, everyone will be driving an EV. And you can expect demand for homes with chargers to climb too.

Zero Emissions

Driving an EV is, of course, good for the environment. But if you charge at a public station, you’re still making a carbon footprint.  But if you use your own charger, and a 100% green energy provider, that solves the problem.

Public electricity is not (yet) 100% green, but your home and car can be.

Happy playful kids sitting in the back of car on road trip

Why wait?

The sooner you install your own charge point, the sooner you can enjoy the independence and convenience of charging your own vehicle.

If you’d like to know more about home EV chargers, get in touch. We’d love to chat.