Experience electric driving
As experienced electric drivers, we're more than happy to share everything there is to learn about EV driving. Are you interested in buying an electric car, or are you curious to know how a charging session works? We have lined up the answers you'll be looking for.
1. Introduction: You're in Charge!
Electric driving is quickly conquering the world. Every day, new electric cars hit the road in many cities. This is no surprise, as electric cars are cleaner and more comfortable. An electric car is powered with electricity. A hybrid car is powered by an electric engine, as well as a fuel engine. There are currently over 800,000 electric and hybrid cars driving around the US, so more and more public charging stations are popping up.
2. Electric cars: An entirely noiseless experience
An electric car is powered by a car battery. Unlike their counterpart the internal combustion engine, they make zero noise to start, accelerate, or idle. The capacity of each car battery varies per vehicle; full-electric cars have larger batteries than hybrids. Although car batteries are compatible with regular outlets, the use of charging stations are commonly highly recommended for safety and a better charging speed. At the moment, car batteries can supply a range varying between 30 to 400 kilometers.
Electric cars are always automatic, i.e. they have an automatic gearbox or transmission. However, full EV’s don’t even require these parts because of the nature of an electric battery and is naturally noiseless and emission-free.
3. Driving electric: Clean and comfortable on your way
Driving an electric car is clean, comfortable and cost-effective. With a fully electric car you no longer have to use gas or diesel fuel. If you have a hybrid, you use significantly less fuel. You simply charge the battery at home, at work or in public. Driving an electric vehicle means no (direct) emissions of exhaust gasses. Payment of charging sessions when you are on the road generally takes place automatically. Sometimes you can even pay using a mobile app or your debit card.
One potential challenge is that you might not be able charge your car everywhere when you're on the road. There may simply be no chargers available, or the charging station may be occupied. If you have no access to a fast chargers, then charging might take up some time, which means that a longer drive with an electric car (currently) still needs to be properly planned.
Fortunately, the number of charging stations in Europe and the US is growing daily, while more and more mobile apps are being developed to help you reach your destination without any worries. As time and technology progress, the distance that electric cars can drive with a single charge session is continuously increasing.
4. Installation: A suitable charging station for every location
EV-Box collaborates internationally with installers who are qualified and trained to ensure a safe and professional installation of your charging station(s). The purchase of a charging station is always preceded with a free inspection, during which an inventory is made of the work required for the technical installation. The required and available charging capacity will also be examined. Depending on the use and location, wall, bracket and pole models are available. View our products
5. How does charging work? Just plug it in.
Charging an electric car is almost as easy as charging any other appliance. When the LED ring is illuminated green, the device is ready to use. Connect the attached charging cable to your car. Hold the charging card in front of the card reader until the LED ring starts blinking green. After the card has been authorized, the LED ring turns yellow. Once an OK signal has been given by your car, the charging starts and the LED ring turns blue. At the completion of a charging session, the LED ring will turn yellow. Use the charging card to unlock the plug, and the device is ready for the next session. The LED ring will now light up in green again.
Good to know. EV charging cables are available in two types across the world. A Type 1 plug is used for American and Japanese car brands. A Type-2 plug is used for cars from Europe. The plug that is used for the charging station is always the same. Adapters are available and generally come standard if you buy a car in an area where a different connection is standard.
6. Charging access: easy charging is just a swipe away
Depending on ownership of any particular charging station will determine who has access. Several apps are available for locating publicly accessible stations. Some of which even connect directly to your credit card, unlocking stations that would have otherwise been unavailable to you. Stations are generally accessible via RFID, via mobile apps, charging cards, and QR codes. This helps ensure that you can always find a place to charge!
Today you can purchase an EV of any shape or style. Whether you want a family car, a robust SUV, or a sports car, there's an EV that's the right fit for you. EV-Box charging solutions are compatible with every electric car in the market. Discover which charging station is the best match for you.