Expert EV charger installation
New Zealand's nationwide EV charger installer
Choosing an electric vehicle is a great way to reduce your travel bill and help the planet at the same time. Your home charger is an important part of your EV solution, so you can trust HRV to install your charger safely, professionally and reliably.
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Home EV charging: If you’re considering buying an electrical vehicle, how and where to charge it is a big part of that decision. Public EV charging stations – some of them are free to use – are springing up all over New Zealand, making longer journeys practical for electric vehicle owners. Many workplaces and shopping malls also have EV charging points available for around-town top-ups. But for most electric vehicle owners, charging at home will be the preferred way they power their electric vehicles. That means as well as buying an electric vehicle you’ll need a home charging unit, which needs to be safely and professionally installed. That’s where HRV’s nationwide team of EV charger installers comes in. Once you’ve bought your new or used electric vehicle and charger unit, talk to us. We will visit your home, assess its current electricity use and excess capacity (if any) to work out whether your electricity supply needs to be upgraded. This will depend on a range of factors, including whether you’ve already got three phase power (some home workshop owners will have this) and whether you’re looking to charge a small car or a larger SUV. We’ll also discuss the best place to locate your charger unit, indoors or outdoors. Based on all that, we’ll supply you with a comprehensive quote, then manage every step of your installation right up to the moment you plug in your new EV.
What you need to know
Where to install your EV chargerIf you’ll be keeping your new electric vehicle in your garage, then an inside wall-mounted charger will usually be the best solution. Outdoor options are available too though, to suit carport or driveway installations. Our installer will work out the best approach during your home assessment.
Charging safelyWhile it’s charging your car, your home electric vehicle charger will draw more current than any other appliance in your house. Like anything that uses electricity, safety is extremely important. The key is to make sure your charger is installed by a licensed electrician who is experienced with electric vehicle chargers. When your installation is finished, you will receive a copy of the Certificate of Compliance as your guarantee that the work has been done in accordance with all applicable safety standards. And, of course, read the instructions! For maximum safety and to maximise the life and performance of your electric vehicle, spend some time reading the documentation that came with your car and its charger. Finally, if you were wondering about a DIY EV charger installation – don’t! It’s dangerous and, unless you’re a licensed electrician, illegal.
1 Source: Meridian Energy Website