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How Do EV Charging Stations Work in the UK?

An all-inclusive guide to charging your electric vehicle across the UK.

EV charging stations offer ‘plug-in’ electrical charge to your vehicle through a cable, which charges the battery, enabling your car to drive and function.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are most commonly situated at the users home, however users can also charge their vehicle on public streets, at petrol stations and at workplace charging stations.

  • Depending on which charging station you are using, you may be required to have your own EV charging cable with you in order to charge. This is common with on-street ev charging in a city or town for example. These cables are usually supplied with the vehicle upon purchase.
  • Ensure you know which cable your electric vehicle uses; this plug is most commonly either a Type 1 or Type 2 AC socket. 
  • For long journeys it is important to ensure you are aware of your EV charging options en-route to avoid any complications. Where possible, it’s advised to keep your electric vehicle topped up whenever your vehicle is parked to ensure you always have sufficient battery to complete your journey.

EV Charging Checklist

Whether you’re part of a team choosing to procure charging installation through an existing framework, running your own tender or exploring options, this checklist will help you identify what you need to know before stepping into EV charging infrastructure project.

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