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Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger installation

EV's are the way of the future, if you are thinking about purchasing one you'll also need an EV charger at your home of workplace. We've prepared this simple EV Chargers 101 information article.

One question that many 1st time EV buyers ask is, "What charger should I buy?" We can recommend a charger that fits your needs.

Each type of charger is rated as Level One, Level Two or Level Three.

Level One - uses the cord supplied with the car

Level Two - is a dedicated smart charger,

Level Three - is a DC charger.

LEVEL ONE
Most EVs come with a 230-volt or Level One cord that can be plugged into any wall outlet. Charging times are determined by the amount of current that the charger can apply to the battery. Using Level One chargers can be as slow as 5km per hour, so if your commute is longer than 40kms per day (5 x 8 hours = 40) this might not be a good fit for you. You will likely need a Level 2 charger.

LEVEL TWO
A Level Two charger charges 10-20km per hour and is the most installed charging type. The installation will need to conform to AS/NZS3000:2018.

LEVEL THREE
A Level Three charger is DC (Direct Current) charges the car in around 30 minutes and will be the future of charging in NZ. Again the Level Three fast charger will need to conform to AS/NZS3000:2018.

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