How to charge your car
Charging an electric car is not that different to charging a mobile phone. You simply plug one end into the car, the other into the socket and leave for a few hours until charged up.
Charging at home
Most electric cars come with a cable you can plug in at home to a normal 13 Amp socket. These can happily trickle charge overnight, or while you work, at a rate of about 10 miles per hour of charge.
There are also faster socket types which allow higher speed charging. A 32A (single phase) will add 30 miles per hour and 32A (three phase) will add 90 miles per hour. A Rapid charger (up to 50kW) can top up a car at a rate of 200 miles per hour. In practice, an electric car will Rapid charge in only 20-30 mins.
Public Car Park Charging points
Some City of York Council car parks now have electric vehicle charging points installed. These are accessed with a Pay-As-You-Go system which is simple and convenient to use. You can use an app, a mobile phone, or a swipecard to access power. Information on the payment system and how to register can be found at Charge Your Car.
Each charge point has a Type 2 socket (32A) and 3 pin socket (up to 16A) for standard EVSE cables.
Find your nearest charging location for electric vehicles in York at Where to charge your car.