Where can I Charge My Electric Vehicle?


Charging an electric vehicle couldn’t be simpler!

Owners of 100% electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are presented with a plethora of charging options. Indeed, EVs and PHEVs can be charged on the road, at home and at work.

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Public chargers – Charging out and about

Public charging supports drivers who embark on long journeys or who don’t possess dedicated home chargers. The UK's public EV charging network is expanding rapidly, with numerous networks offering a range of charging options across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. These networks vary from national coverage to regional availability, providing slow, fast, rapid and ultra-rapid charging.

From home – Charging at home

Home charging is convenient, cost-effective and ensures a full battery each morning, making it a preferred choice for many EV and PHEV owners. Several home-charging solutions are available, including standard three-pin sockets, dedicated home charging units and smart chargers. Dedicated units, often wall-mounted, offer faster charging and increased safety compared to standard sockets. Smart chargers provide additional features like scheduling, remote monitoring and integration with solar panels.

Here at TMS we have recently partnered with Ohme as an official supplier of EV home charging points.

Ohme offers simple, cost efficient and solar compatible home charging systems that we are proud to recommend to our customers. For more details click the link below.

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From work – Charging at work

Many UK businesses offer EV charging options for their employees, including dedicated workplace charging stations and fleet charging solutions. Workplace chargers, typically installed in car parks, provide convenient access during work hours and can include standard or fast charging units. Additionally, smart chargers allow for energy management and usage tracking. EV workplace charging is smart in other ways: it enhances employee satisfaction, supports sustainability goals, and promotes a green company image.

How to Charge?

Charging speeds

How fast can chargers be?

How long will my vehicle take to fully charge?​

To estimate the charging time for your EV or PHEV, use this formula: battery capacity (kWh) ÷ charging power (kW) = charging time. For example, when using a 50 kW charger, a car with 90 kWh battery takes approximately 1.8 hours to charge fully.

Battery capacity (kWh) ÷ charging power (kW ) = charge time

90 kWh     50 kW charger     1.8 hours to charge

90kwh Battery
50kwh Charger
2 Hours to charge

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the range of an EV?

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It depends on the car in question. For instance, the Kia EV6 travels 328 miles on a single charge, and the Volvo EX 30 offers a range of up to 296 miles (Single Motor Extended Range variants).

Do your EVs come with a battery warranty?

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Yes, Kia EV batteries are covered by a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty, and Volvo EV batteries by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty.

Are maintenance costs lower for EVs than for conventional cars?

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Yes, EVs generally experience lower maintenance costs due to fewer moving parts, no oil changes and less wear on brakes. While PHEVs offer similar savings, they do require occasional engine maintenance.

Are EVs and PHEVs Clean Air Zone/ULEZ friendly?

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Yes, all of our Kia and Volvo EVs and PHEVs are exempt from Clean Air Zone and ULEZ tariffs enforced in Birmingham, Bradford, Sheffield, London and other major conurbations.