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Charging At Home
Charging your electric vehicle at home is just as easy as charging your phone. You’ll find you do most of your charging at home overnight or in the evening when you’ve finished driving for the day. Just plug in overnight and the vehicle will stop charging and using electricity once it reaches full charge.
 
You can charge your electric vehicle at home using a standard three-pin plug socket. But the quickest way is with a home charging wallbox. All you’ll need is private off-street parking so that the wallbox can be installed close to where you park your vehicle and within range of your home’s main electricity supply.
 
There are different power ratings for home wallbox units - the most common being 3.4kW or 7.4kW. For example a 7.4kW home charging wallbox will charge a Corsa-e in around 7 and a half hours.
Does the wallbox come with everything I need to charge my vehicle?
Does the wallbox come with everything I need to charge my vehicle?
When choosing your wallbox, you can choose between a wallbox with a tethered unit (a cable attached to the wallbox), or a non-tethered unit (no cable attached to the wallbox).

If you go with a tethered unit, like the one pictured, then you simply plug in the cable that the wallbox comes with into your vehicle when you need to charge. If you go with a non-tethered unit, then you can just use the cable that comes with your vehicle to plug into the wallbox.

While your vehicle is charging, simply lock your car and the central locking system will securely lock the charging cable in place. Meaning no one can remove or use your charger once your vehicle is locked.
How long will it take to get a full charge?
How long will it take to get a full charge?
It’ll vary and depend on the power rating of your home wallbox. For example, if your wallbox has a power rating of 7.4kW, a Corsa-e will take around 7 and a half hours to reach 100% charge - assuming it is starting on empty.

While a faster charger will charge a vehicle quicker, such as 100kW chargers available through the bp Pulse network. An 100kW charger would charge a Mokka-e or Corsa-e from 0-80% in 30 minutes.
How much will it cost to get a full charge at home?
How much will it cost to get a full charge at home?
That all depends on your electricity tariff, but some electricity suppliers do offer special tariffs that give customers a lower electricity cost when charging their electric vehicles overnight.

So it’s worth shopping around and seeing what the best tariff is for you and you situation. 
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