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Charging My Electric Car at Home.

You can charge your EV at home by connecting to a standard domestic three-pin power source. However, of the two home-charging options, this is the slowest. Let’s explore both…


You will need one type of charging point.

Plug - 8 hours Using a three-pin plug, the Vauxhall Corsa-e’s battery takes approximately 13.3 hours to reach 100 percent from 20-percent full.

Time and cost from home with a charging unit.

Charging times will vary depending on your electricity power rating. For example, the Vauxhall Corsa-e takes approximately 7.1 hours to go from zero to 100-percent charge if your wallbox has a 7.4kW power rating.

In terms of cost, there are two factors to consider. The first is your electricity tariff. It’s worth shopping around to find a supplier that provides a good deal, particularly if you wish to charge overnight. Secondly, the bigger the battery, the longer it takes to charge. This is because more electricity is required, which means more money is spent.

£23.00 for a full charge * 50kWh battery / 7kWh charger = seven hours

Home Charging FAQs​

Can I charge my EV at home?

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Yes. You can do so via a domestic three-pin socket or by using a specially installed fast-charging wallbox.

Should I charge my EV every night?

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Unless it’s necessary (i.e., your car’s battery is regularly depleted through constant use), you shouldn’t charge your EV every night. Please consult your car’s user manual for battery charging recommendations – or, contact your nearest Baylis showroom for advice.

How much does it cost to install a charger?

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​For full details regarding our EV charging installation options, please visit https://www.baylis.uk.com/offers/plug-and-go-offer/

Charging My Electrical Vehicle Out & About.

With 42,000-plus public charge points spread across more than 15,500 locations in the UK alone, finding your nearest charge station is easier than ever. Online resources such as EDF and Zap-Map provide up-to-date information.


YOU’LL NEED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CHARGING CONNECTORS

Plug – 13 hours Using a three-pin connector, the Vauxhall Corsa-e’s battery takes approximately 13.3 hours to go from 20-percent full to 100-percent.
Socketed – six hours With a 7kW-rated connector, a Corsa-e battery is able to go from 20 percent to 100 percent in about 5.7 hours.

Tethered – 50 minutes When using a fast-charging (50kW) public connector, a Corsa-e battery can go from 20 percent to 100 percent in about 48 minutes.

Time and cost from away at a rapid charging unit.

As with charging at home, charging times and costs will vary depending on the size of your car’s battery and the power rating of the public connector. Below is an example of how long it takes for the Corsa-e to charge with a rapid charger. (At the time of writing, the approximate cost is £13.50.)

50kWh battery / 50kW charger = 48 minutes to charge (20 percent to 100 percent) | Where to charge?

EDF and Zap-Map are two leading charging-point-location resources.

Out and About Charging FAQs

Where can I charge my EV?

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In the UK alone, at one of more than 15,500-plus locations, featuring more than 42,000 charge points.

How much does it cost to charge an EV?

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Again, it depends on the size of your car’s battery and the power rating of the connector. Please refer to the aforementioned Zap-Map calculator, which also gives a guide to prices.

How long does it take to charge an EV?

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This will depend on the size of your car’s battery and the power rating of the charger. Zap-Map provides this useful online tool: https://www.zap-map.com/tools/public-charging-calculator/