EV (electric vehicle) charging points are systems, also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), designed to supply electric energy to plug-in electric vehicles. This can include electric cars, vans and buses.
They can be installed on properties such as homes, commercial premises, public sector dwellings as well as on the roadside and within fuel stations. EV charge points enable drivers to charge their vehicles whilst parked up, both during the day and at night. Drivers pay for the electricity they use via an app, RFID card, contactless payment, or in some workplaces or public locations, via ‘Plug and Play’.
There are three main types of EV charging: rapid, fast and slow. They are weatherproof units that must be installed by a qualified EV charging installer.