Charging your EV

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An EV costs the equivalent of 40c per litre1 to “fill up” when charged at home, which is the easiest and most convenient way to charge.

In fact 82% of EV owners do most of their charging at home, but it’s good to know the ins and outs of public charging too, for when you need a bit of extra juice for a longer trip.

Kiwi rally champ and EV fan Hayden Paddon has the low-down on charging at home and while you're out and about.

Places to charge

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    At home

    Charging at home off-peak is the cheapest and most convenient option. You need off-street parking and access to a dedicated charging unit or a 3-pin power socket. Make sure you're comfortable with the health and safety aspect too.

    Read our guidance on home charging

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    At your business

    Super-convenient but there's a lot to consider. If you have EVs in your fleet, install smart charging to manage when the EVs are charged and to keep on top of energy costs.

    Learn more about the key things to consider(external link)

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    On the road

    The public charging network is growing all the time, with fast chargers on state highways, and slower chargers in places you may be for longer, like malls or supermarkets.

    There are tools to help you plan longer journeys, and find chargers along the way.

    Learn more about public charging