EV Charger

Our EV Charging Solutions (For Home & For Commercial)

Why use EV Chargers Australia?

The rise of EV Charging continues to be a welcomed salve to a worsening climate crisis. Not only do electric car chargers offer a far more environmentally friendly alternative to the ample toxic emissions produced by traditional vehicles, but they can also be exponentially more cost effective — and even more convenient — if you have an EV charger home set up that’s powered by a domestic solar system. Home electric vehicle chargers can provide nearly ten times the amount of power given by a standard wall outlet. Once you have a home charging station installed, you can simply plug in your electric vehicle each night (same way that you’d charge your phone each night), and wake up to a fully charged electric vehicle that’s ready to go in the morning.

In short, an EV charger home set-up can save you a lot of time, and a lot of money.

Why Choose the Electric Vehicle Charging System - Tesla Wall Connector?

The Tesla Wall Connector is the recommended choice for most home charging, as it offers the highest charging rates, exceptional convenience, a lightweight 24-foot cable that can be conveniently stored in the vehicle, and wide adaptability to a variety of home electrical systems, including customizable power levels for various circuit breakers. Such adaptability makes it suitable for installation in most residential, apartment, and workplace settings It's important to note that while the Tesla Wall Connector is compatible with a wide range of electric vehicles, including non-Tesla models, it’s still recommended that you double check that it’s compatible with your electric vehicle's charging inlet before you purchase it.

Installation & Cost

Just as any electric car charger costs can differ depending on the model in question, so too can the cost of EV charging installation vary. Besides the obvious variations and price ranges in models, other pricing factors can include specific location, the electrical infrastructure of your home, wiring length, and permits, just to name a few. So it’s very much a case by case situation; but if you’d like a specific figure that’s applicable to your specific location and requirements you can contact us for a free quote here.

Also keep in mind that if you’re looking for EV chargers in Melbourne, or anywhere else in the Victorian region, your household may be eligible for a SRES (Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme) rebate through the Federal Government, which offers eligible Victoria households and small businesses the opportunity to receive financial assistance when installing small-scale renewable energy systems, including solar installation setups. The exact value of this benefit is contingent on several factors, including your geographical location, the installation date, and the electricity generation capacity of the system. To find out if you’re eligible for a solar rebate, get in touch with Total Solar Solutions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do EV batteries last?

The majority of EV manufacturers will offer customers an eight-year warranty (or 160,000-kilometre warranty) for standard electric vehicle batteries, but some estimates indicate that the lifespan of an average electric car battery actually falls within the range of 10 to 20 years. Keep in mind that EV batteries can absolutely be replaced when they reach the end of their life.

How long does it take to fully charge an EV?

The time required to charge an electric car can range from as short as 30 minutes to 12 hours plus. This time frame hinges on two crucial factors: the battery's size and the charging point's speed. For instance, a standard electric car with a 60kWh battery may take slightly less than 8 hours to charge from an empty to full state when using a 7kW charging point. So, in short, it very much depends on what type of electric vehicle you have.

How much does it cost to fully charge an electric car?

The cost of powering your electric vehicle in Australia can fluctuate based on factors such as the vehicle model, battery size, and local electricity tariffs. Electricity prices are typically measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), with rates ranging from $0.15 to $0.40 per kWh, and charging speeds can also influence the overall expenses. Electric car owners have the option to potentially reduce their charging expenses by taking advantage of off-peak electricity rates or special charging programs offered by their energy provider. In the grand scheme of things, charging an electric car in Australia remains an economically viable alternative, particularly when compared to the ongoing cost savings versus traditional petrol or diesel vehicles.

What kind of maintenance is required for an EV charger?

Maintaining an EV charger is a fairly straightforward process, as it mostly really only requires periodic checks to ensure that it’s in good condition. Such an inspection should be conducted regularly, looking for visible damage, loose connections, or signs of wear. The charging cable needs attention as well, inspecting it for kinks, cuts, or fraying, with damaged cables requiring prompt repair or replacement. Keeping the charger and connectors clean from dust and debris is recommended. Depending on the charger model, software updates may be necessary to ensure compatibility and security. Outdoor chargers should be regularly examined for weather-related wear, and some manufacturers recommend scheduled maintenance checks performed by certified technicians. Following the manufacturer's specific maintenance guidelines is crucial, and EV owners should also refer to their vehicle's manual for related maintenance guidance. In the event that your EV charger is damaged, in the interest of your own safety and the longevity of the charger, we strongly advise that you take it to an EV charger maintenance & repair professional rather than fixing it yourself (unless you happen to be an EV charger maintenance & repair professional).

What are the environmental benefits of using an EV car charger?

An electric vehicle produces zero exhaust emissions, resulting in reduced pollution and a lower level of greenhouse gas emissions. It’s wise to remember that for an electric vehicle to be fully environmental, the source of its power needs to be a clean source or electricity, ie. an EV charger that’s installed in a solar powered home - but if that’s not yet an option for you, the zero exhaust emissions of an EV vehicle is still a far preferable alternative to a traditional standard passenger vehicle which emits approximately 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

What are the advantages of choosing Total Solar Solutions for EV charger?

Total Solar Solutions offers guidance and installation services for both Residential Solar Systems and Commercial Solar Systems. We also provide access to a variety of competitive financing solutions to meet your specific needs. Total Solar Solutions is all about transparency; we don’t go in for hidden costs, fixed price packages, or subcontracted installers. Rather, we deliver honest quotes, and punctual tradies. You can head over to the Total Solar website to scope our full range of products and services, and if you’re interested in going solar, don’t hesitate to hit us up for a free quote from us here.

We can also facilitate solar incentives for our customers in participation with the Federal Government and Solar Victoria. Under the Australian Federal Government's SRES program (Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme), your household or small businesses may have the opportunity to receive financial assistance when installing small-scale renewable energy systems, including our Total Solar Solutions setups. The Victorian government is also providing rebates for solar panels and batteries, enabling eligible households within Victoria to invest in safe, efficient, and long-lasting solar systems.

To learn more about these solar incentives and rebates and how they can enhance your solar power experience, you can get in touch with Total Solar Solutions here.

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