Charge your electric vehicle
The fear of dry run-out
The biggest concern when a motorist talks about switching to all-electric vehicles is still the anguish of running out of energy on the road.
For a long time, it was thought that electromobility was only a utopia, partly due to various rumors about the depletion of batteries while driving.
The recent decisions of the European Union, translated into concrete actions by Member States to really promote the development of electric vehicles, have changed the situation. As a result, there is now a significant increase in the number of electric car registrations.
Rather than having to go to the fuel pump, it is an electrical outlet that all users of this type of vehicle are now looking for.
The supply of public charging stations is slowly increasing on European roads. And if the public authorities really want to facilitate the transport of people by electrified vehicles, there must be at least as many charging stations of this type as there are petrol stations.
However, the most economical method remains private charging.
Public charging stations
Public charging stations are therefore useful during long journeys, which most motorists rarely use (holidays, specific business trips, etc.). Since no one wants to dwell on the stations along motorways or other national roads, these charges must be as fast as possible.
This “speed” depends on the power available at the charging station, but also on the car’s ability to absorb a significant amount of energy in a minimum of time, while preserving the health of its battery.
The higher the current, the more the battery is used, and this amount of energy must be regulated to keep it healthy for as long as possible.
Recharge at home or at work
Considering that cars remain immobile for about 97% of the time, it is obvious that their recharging will be done at the office or at home.
Apart from long journeys, cars will therefore be charged at the workplace or at the home of electro-mobilists.
Manufacturers usually provide a small back-up charger to recharge your electric car using a household plug, which is not designed for this purpose, but can always be used if nothing else is available.
This small charger obviously recharges your electric car, but quite slowly. For a full charge, and depending on the size of your car’s battery, it may take 20 to 30 hours or more to get your battery 100% charged.
A charging station or a charger at home
Fortunately, there are other charging systems, faster and above all capable of charging in a few hours. It is therefore quite possible to fully charge your car overnight at home or during your working day at the office.
These are fast chargers, which are also often called charging stations. They are properly connected to your electrical circuit so that they can provide enough energy to recharge your car quickly, which a device connected to a simple household outlet cannot do.
These terminals or chargers can be fixed or mobile, which will allow you to take them with you if there is a possibility of an electrical connection at your destination (at friends’, at the hotel, etc.).
These mobile chargers also allow you to connect to standard power sockets, as it is obvious that this is the type of socket you will most often find at your destination.
Adjustable, they give you the possibility to reduce the intensity of the charge. This will obviously make the process slower, but it will also allow you not to disable the circuit to which you will connect, while avoiding exceeding its capacity.