5 reasons why you should get a 'smart' EV home charger

Having an electric car doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a smart home charger- but we are here to tell you why they are worth every penny you will spend! There is nothing better than convenience and peace of mind, and that is the biggest benefit of having a charger at your home, amongst lots of the benefits that we will now explain to you!

What makes my charger ‘smart’?

The first thing you need to understand is what the word ‘smart’ means, when talking about a charger. ‘Smart’ technology simply means that it is accessible and easy to use, as well as allowing you to maximise your energy usage. It is a big step up from a standard charger, as it can be connected to wifi, giving you all the great benefits that come with that! 

A smart EV charger is something that allows you to save money by lowering your carbon footprint, which ultimately allows you to get the most out of your home charger. If you are investing in a charger for your home, why not get the best? And a smart charger really is the best! 

Still not convinced? Here are our top 5 reasons why you need a smart EV charger:

1. Convenience

A smart charger is more convenient than any basic charger could ever be. It has so many features that are intended to make your life easier, such as wifi, timers and usage reports. As well as this, you can be sure that you are going to be able to come home and charge your car each night, without worrying that there may be no free spaces (such as in a workplace or supermarket). 

2. Energy usage reports

Smart chargers all have apps that are compatible with any smart phone that is connected to wifi. Part of the app is designed to give you energy usage reports on a regular basis, showing you exactly how you are spending money. You can also see how green you are and how effectively you charge your car. Overall, these reports are designed to help you see how you can save money.

3. Smart means problem solving

As with all technology, there are going to be times when things just don’t go to plan. However, the smart technology in your charger means it is constantly checking for problems and finding ways to improve. This reduces the time that your charger is broken and reduces the amount of repairs you will need.

4. Instant updates

Your charger can update itself remotely, meaning it is always getting smarter. Anytime there is new software or an update to be installed, this will happen automatically when the charger is free to do so. These little changes can help to improve the way your charger works in the long run.

5. Remote charging

When your car is plugged in, you get to decide whether it is charging or not. For example, if you only need a couple of hours charging to top up the battery, there is no need to keep it running all night- wasting money and time. Instead, simply set a timer so that your charger switches off after a certain number of hours!

Need a smart EV charging point in Croydon?

Our team install electrical car charging points across Croydon, Bromley, Sutton, Beckenham, West Wickham, Shirley, Coulsdon and Purley. Is it time you treated your home to a smart EV charger? If so, there is no better time than now to make the investment! Give us a call on 07969 784 503, email us at Jkelectricalservices@hotmail.co.uk or check out the contact form on our website. We hope to hear from you soon!