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  • May 22, 2024

  • 3 min read


Our top tips for charging your EV

Whether you're a seasoned EV owner or just dipping your toes into the world of eco-friendly driving, these five charging hacks should spark your interest and make you a charging whiz in no time.

5 top tips for charging your EV

1. Charge smarter, not harder

If you’re charging your EV at home, smart charging on EV-specific tariffs is the way forward.

With smart charging features at your fingertips, you can take control of your charging schedule and maximise efficiency. You can even set up charging timers to take advantage of off-peak rates and save on energy costs - all whilst reducing your carbon footprint.

2. Fuel your EV IQ

They say the more you know, the further you'll go, and that holds true for electric car charging too! Dive deep into the world of EV charging technology and arm yourself with knowledge about charging speeds, connector types, things that can impact your range, and even reasons why your EV isn’t charging as fast as you expected.

The more knowledge you have, the easier charging will be to navigate.

3. Master the art of efficiency

Invest in a high-quality charging cable and keep it neatly organised (yes, that means back in the bag provided, and not in a knot in your boot) for quick and convenient charging.

And, if you’re charging at home, find the most efficient way to charge for you, through smart charging and ev-specific tariffs.

4. Plan your pit stops

Ready to hit the open road? Don't forget to map out your charging pit stops along the way, with a little help from the Electroverse route planner!

With a bit of strategic planning, you can plan your journey around toilet breaks (and even a cheeky pub lunch), making charging as seamless as possible.

5. Plug into the EV community

Sometimes learning tips and tricks from fellow EV enthusiasts can be super helpful. Joining the conversation on social media, groups, and online forums can open you up to a wealth of knowledge that you wouldn’t have otherwise - the EV community can be a great support network along your EV journey.

The EV charging community can be especially useful if you need to charge but don’t have a driveway. With the likes of Co Charger (the Airbnb for EVs), you can rent someone else's home charger to fill up your battery - a whole new meaning to plugging into the EV community.

Charging your electric car doesn't have to be daunting - you can arm yourself with even more charging knowledge by heading over to our EV Charging Hub.