Power Your Drive
As with any electronic equipment, your electric vehicle will only continue to perform as well as you take care of it and an essential part of its maintenance is proper recharging.
The type and method of charging systems are important considerations for your EV’s longevity and WaterSpark Group’s electrical experts can help you determine the best type of electric car charging system suitable to your specific needs.
Type of Electric Cars / Electric Vehicles (EVs)
There are plenty of options for EV types and the differences range between makes/manufacturers, speed, capacity, price, and lifestyle compatibility.
Battery Powered Electric Vehicles
BEVs or All-Electric Vehicles have an engine or engines that are purely powered by batteries. With electricity as the main energy source, it emits zero emissions making it the most environment-friendly vehicle option.
Extended-Range Electric Vehicles
An extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) or range-extended electric vehicle (REEV), is similar to battery-powered electric vehicles but also has an auxiliary power unit called a ‘range extender’. This is powered by petrol but instead of directly powering the engine as petrol would in traditional vehicles, the range extender charges the battery that in turn powers the vehicle.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Hybrids give you the best of both worlds with the power capability from electricity and fuel. The electricity-charged batteries are recharged through a wall outlet or through regenerative braking.
Electric Car / Electric Vehicle (EV) FAQs
Despite the rapid technological advancements over the past decade and the availability in the market, people still have a lot of questions about electric vehicles and rightly so! We’ve rounded up the most frequent queries that potential users have.
How long does it take for an electric car to fully charge?
Below are factors that could drastically impact your EV’s charge time:
- Battery size
- Current/remaining battery charge
- Maximum vehicle charging rate
- Maximum charging point charging rate
- Environment temperature – The colder it is, the longer charging takes. The EV’s BMS (Battery Management System) will adjust the rate of charge to protect the cells of the battery.
How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
One full charge can last for a driving distance of 400km-550km.
Can you plug an electric car into a regular power outlet?
There are also plenty of public charging station options available as well such as at parking garages and malls.
How far can electric cars go?
The latest electric vehicles can go from 400km-550km on a single charge, depending on the make and model.
When is the best time to charge an electric car?
Is it worth switching to an EV?
With the environmental and cost benefits of using an EV, the pros would outweigh the cons. Also, SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland) is offering grants of up to €5,000 for a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) purchased and registered in Ireland.
Why Work with WaterSpark
At WaterSpark, we consistently provide efficient concepts, installations, and maintenance of your essential mechanical, electrical, and renewable energy needs. Our highly-skilled team is more than capable to get the job done no matter how big or small the project is.
WaterSpark Group provides you with effective and cost effective solutions to create a safe and comfortable environment for your systems to operate at its best.
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WaterSpark Group is an Electrical, Mechanical & Renewables Company.
Our mission is to bring the latest in affordable, energy-efficient innovations to the homes and businesses of Ireland.