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This one-stop guide will explain the benefits of the 3 best car charger on the market and help you decide on which charger is best for you and your PHEV or electric vehicle.
As you probably already know, by 2030, the production of diesel and petrol engine cars will be banned in the UK, and all new cars in Liverpool and the rest of the United Kingdom will be powered by electric or other renewable energy sources.
If you look at the EV market in Liverpool over the past 12 months, you will have noticed a big increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road. The EV market in Liverpool is booming, and with the price of fuel and government policy to reduce greenhouse gases, it will continue to do so for many years to come.
With the cost of petrol and diesel at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to trade in your old diesel or petrol car for a new electric vehicle.
There are many benefits of owning an electric vehicle, please see below for just a few
- Electric Vehicles can be charged at home, at work or at a service station, making them very convenient
- There are some great offer’s on Electric vehicles in Liverpool right now
- EV’s have Cheaper servicing costs as there are far fewer parts
- Electric Vehicle in Liverpool Can be charged overnight at home and so you don’t have to go to the pump
- Electric Vehicles are more efficient
- Electric cars give off Fewer emissions and are much better for the environment
- Electric Vehicles have extremely low BIK tax for company car drivers
So you know why to get one, now let’s look at the best way to charge your new electric vehicle. Below are, in our opinion, the three best chargers on the market (hence why we only sell these)
My Energy Zappi
As the world’s first solar-compatible EV charger, the Zappi by MyEnergi is one of the most popular home EV chargers. The Zappi EV charger offers fast home charging with a Type 2 adapter. The zappi also offers three eco-smart charging modes that make charging your car more sustainable and affordable.
The Zappi charger is tethered, which means that the cable is constantly attached and makes charging your vehicle effortless.
This Zappi charging unit is compatible with any standard USB 2.0 port and has an attachable cord.
The Zappi is ideal for eco-conscious EV drivers who want a way to charge their car with the planet in mind.
One of the most important features of the Zappi is the amazing MyEnergi app, a free, easy-to-use mobile app to help you charge your car remotely; it uses the grid when it’s at its most economical and is a great tool to help you save money.
Zappi’s incredible eco-friendly charging system has the ability to work with both solar energy and your household’s current energy supplier. You can also store the solar energy generated to charge your car at a time that suits you. The Myenergi Zappi can also use excess energy from your home to charge your vehicle!
There’s a reason why the Zappi is one of the top EV chargers in the UK – its design, functionality, and ease of use are right up there with the best of them.
Zappi 2 Features
Zappi 2.0 has a variety of clever features to help you charge smarter, including its ECO mode and wireless charger. This means you can charge your car without the hassle of wires, plus use this technology at home to charge your phone with minimal fuss.
Zappi 2.0 has always been a smart charger. There’s a reason why Zappi chargers are amongst the UK’s favorite home EV chargers with many user-friendly and environmental features that deliver an intelligent and future-proof charging experience.
- 7KW single phase
- Type 2 connector
3 Eco Modes
Eco, EcoPlus or EcoFast, depending on which eco mode you choose, the charging station will cycle through the different levels of charging.
Lockable using the MyEnergi app –
pin code protected, you need the same pin to unlock and lock the charging station.
The cost of energy is tracked within the app, and the cost can be viewed online.
The fuse can be checked to make sure it is not damaged.
The power balancing function allows you to balance the charging current and voltage so that they are in balance. This can help reduce any charging problems such as dead cells.
- Built-in RCD protection,
- PEN conductor and earth fault detection
- OZEV approved.
- Built-in Wi-fi.
- Remote access control.
- Energy meter
- Wireless charging.
The Zappi EV Charger offers three charging modes: eco, eco plus, and fast. These modes let you optimize costs, energy usage and environmental impact.
Zappi 2 is a smart and convenient way to charge your car while reducing your energy bills. It’s a plug-and-play, one-button solution that maximizes energy efficiency, and with Zappi 2’s eco mode, you can charge with 100% green energy up to 10 times faster than traditional charging.
The Zappi 2 eco mode uses intelligent power balancing to automatically adjust its power usage based on the energy being used elsewhere in your home. It can also help you save money by not charging when others in your home are. And of course, last but not least, the charger’s positive impact on the environment, the Zappi can help save the planet by cutting down on energy waste.
With eco+, the charging power of the Zappi charger will automatically increase and decrease in response to the level of energy used in your home. This means that if the grid is producing more energy than is consumed at your house, the charger will begin to charge faster until it produces just as much energy as it is being used. This feature saves money on your electric bill as well as the energy used to produce the excess energy.
Both of the Zappi V2 eco modes are compatible with PV solar panels
In areas where there is no sun, use your Zappi EV charger in fast mode to charge your electric vehicle to full power. This provides a speedy standard charging option, using grid power to power your vehicle.
Should you buy the Zappi?
If you use solar to generate renewable energy for your property, then 100% of the Zappi is the charger for you!
OHME Home pro
Introducing the Ohme Home Pro
Ohme’s latest home EV charger, featuring an interactive LCD screen, displays live charge data and gives drivers the option to control their charging from the charger itself.
- In-built PEN fault device, saving time, money and resources on every install
- Backplate included for easy installation
- In-built load management set through the unit itself
- Compact and discreet
- OZEV WCS approved
- 3 – year warranty
- Charging is controlled via a mobile app or interactive screen
- Load balancing clamp, wagos, and lightning junction box included
Features and Benefits
- Interactive LCD screen
- Schedule charging, input a target battery % and add a price cap per kWh via the charger or Ohme app
- Tethered cable – ease of connection to EV
- Energy tariff and vehicle integration
- Over-the-air firmware/ software upgrades W: 200mm
- In-built protective earth neutral (PEN) fault device
- Dynamic load balancing
- LCD screen
- Power output/Max current: 7.4kW/32A
- Nominal supply: 230 V AC, 50/60 HZ
- Protection: RCD Type A with 6 mA DC
- Overcurrent protection: not fitted, to be fitted separately.
- Dimensions (H/W/D): 170mm / 200mm /100mm
- Weight: 4kg
- Output cable length: 5 meters
- Flying lead cable length: 1 meter
- Ingress protection degree: IP55
- Operation temp: -25 degrees to 45 degrees
- Storage temp: -40 degrees to 85 degrees
- 2G/3G/4G multi net sim card – cost covered by Ohme for the first 3 years
- OZEV EVHS and WCS approved
- UKCA marked
Why should you buy the OHME Home Pro?
This is hands down the best EV charger on the market for those who are not using solar to generate renewable energy at their property.
Introducing the Easee One.
Beautiful, well made, and easy to install.
Power output – 7.4kW
Untethered charger – this means your cable is not permanently attached to your charger and can be stored away in your boot or home
Connectivity – Wifi and mobile data
Built-in earthing protection – no need for an earth rod, which means you benefit from a cheaper and cleaner installation
Schedule your charging – choose a time to suit you and your tariff
Remote lock and unlock – lock your charger directly from your app
Real-time status updates – check data such as how much charge your vehicle has and your energy usage.
Why should you buy the Easee One home charger?
One of the best-looking EV chargers on the market and with the addition of a great App, the Easee One home charger is an excellent alternative to the My Energi Zappi and the OHME Home Pro