EV is now a rising star in the car industry. However, one of the most significant reasons why people are
concerned about purchasing an EV is the inadequate charging infrastructure. Those concerns raise
around this problem are understandable since Australia’s mix of plug and charger standards can be very
confusing for EV owners. Therefore, understanding different EV charging equipment is important to
make the most of your EV experience.
Portable charger is the simplest charging method. This
method allows you to charge in general purpose outlets
(GPO) both in your home or any public charging station.
However, they are also the slowest ones as they take the
longest time to charge most modern EVs. Therefore,
portable chargers are considered to be great for
emergencies or top-ups.
Since portable charger is not the most optimal solution
for charging your EV, installing a home charging
unit can satisfy your charging requirement. Being able
to charge at the triple speed of a normal GPO, a
home charging unit can ensure a full charge overnight,
which is convenient for users.
Many of Australia’s public chargers don’t come with
a cable, it is important to bring your own to ensure
keeping your EVs on the road. The Type 2 plug is
Australian standards as they are currently used by all EV
manufacturers. Instead of five-pin design like Type 1,
Type 2 design has two extra pins which are used to support