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Charge at Home

All of your home charging questions explained

Charging at Home

There are dozens of options for electric vehicle home-charging; it’s easy to get confused about which is best. The TBS EV Charging Solutions guide to home charging is the definitive resource for your electric transition.

 

Using a portable EV charger

Portable charging cables are the simplest and the slowest option for charging your EV. These cables are included with many EVs sold today, and are generally stored for emergencies or top-ups when charging stations are unavailable.

Level 1 charging uses standard Australian power outlets to charge your EV. While this method is extremely slow (only a few kilometres per hour), it can be enough to get you home or save petrol in a plug-in hybrid.

Installing a home charging station

Level 2 home charging stations provide up to 3x faster charge than portable alternatives. Typical home units output around 7 kilowatts of power, guaranteeing a full charge overnight when you plug in every evening.

All EV owners should strongly consider purchasing a home unit for the fastest, most convenient, and most efficient charge possible.

TBS EV Charging Solutions are Australia’s leading home charging station installer. We supply, install, and maintain stations for every EV sold today, and are the recommended installer for 9 top EV automakers.

Apartment Residents

Electric vehicles aren’t just for those with a garage

TBS EV Charging Solutions offer installation and charging support for EV drivers in apartments, flats, and units around Australia.

I would like to charge my EV in my building

Every year, more and more Australians move to apartment living as a sustainable, affordable urban alternative. If this is you, you may also be considering (or have already made) a shift to electric mobility. EVs are ideal for commuter transport, and there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to charge at home.

TBS EV Charging Solutions are committed to making charging accessible to every Australian, including apartment-dwellers.

Fill in the form at the bottom of this page to contact our installations team and get started on charging today.

Can I get an EV charger just for me?

Surprisingly for many, we recommend EV charging in your own car space. That’s because most charging happens overnight, so unless the building implements rapid DC charging in communal spaces, it’s not a long term solution to have everyone share a charging station.

Those of us who drive EVs know that we sleep while we charge, and that our charging behaviour is very different to those who drive petrol and diesel cars, who have to put up with the inconvenience of going to a petrol station all the time. We help you get a “fueling” station in your own car space!

TBS EV Charging Solutions will prepare all proposals on behalf of EV drivers to their owners’ corporation and strata manager.

How do I keep track of electricity usage?

As much as we’d all love to get fuel for free, the reality is that our owners’ corporation or body corporate won’t let us install an EV charging station unless we can somehow account for the electricity.

TBS EV Charging Solutions offers a variety of options to track and pay for electricity usage. The two most common are either by connecting to your existing electricity meter (possible in smaller apartment blocks) or by using a digital solution.

You can pay per session or by a set period, and other services can reimburse the body corporate every quarter for the amount of electricity you consume. Simple.

Contacting your Owners’ Corp or Site Management

If you’re the first in your complex to buy an EV, it can be tricky to know how to approach your OC for charging permission. Thankfully, we’re here to help! TBS EV Charging Solutions have worked with apartment residents across Australia in their charger installations.

We’ve used that experience to create a letter template you can use to get the ball rolling today. Just download the document, fill in your details, and send it off.

For our full suite of resources (as described in the letter) you can get in touch using the form below.

Download Template (PDF)

Let’s chat about your EV

Whether you’ve just purchased your Electric Vehicle or you’re investigating your charging options, TBS EV Charging Solutions offers services to meet your needs.

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