Is it better to recharge your electric car with a wall box or a charging station? Let’s find out together with DazeTechnology, starting with data from the Charging for phase put study by the organisation Transport&Enviroment, which put the number of charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe at 340,000, with the prospect of reaching 10.4 million columns in 2035 and an electric car fleet of 131 million units.
In the case of Italy, it is estimated that 1.2 million columns will be in place by 2035, compared to a current presence of 28,000 points with only a few columns of 50kW or more. With more electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the number of charging stations is set to increase, although many people will continue to prefer the domestic wall box. It is no coincidence that the European Commission predicts that the main charging mode for the electric car will be private in the future as well.
Features of wall box charging
Whoever rents or buys an electric car should know that in addition to recharging from a public charging station, he or she can install a home wall box, and this is undoubtedly the most convenient and cost-effective solution for having the car always recharged with maximum energy.
In addition, one can focus on zero or low-emission recharging by self-generating the energy with a photovoltaic system or by focusing on a 100% green energy supply. In all these cases, the wall box is the device that allows electric vehicles to be recharged at home efficiently and more safely than a normal socket. The wall box is a wall-mounted device with an output of 3 to 22 kW that charges the battery with alternating current. It is also a device that is small in size and optimises garage space.
In many cases, private individuals combine the wall box with the photovoltaic system to make electric car charging even more convenient and sustainable. Added to this is the possibility of integrating an energy storage system to store the electricity produced and not consumed and maximise the effectiveness of wallbox charging, which mostly takes place in the evening or at night. Finally, the wall box is a safe, efficient and smart system suitable for any domestic context and designed to have a full electric car always ready and charged to meet mobility needs and guarantee a range of 200 to 400 km.
Features of in-pump charging
Those who do not want to or cannot install a wall box can rely on recharging at the post. In this case, it is important to know that the network of public charging stations includes AC and DC charging points. In the first case you have power ranging from 7 to 22 kW, in the second you have Fast columns up to 60 kW and SuperFast columns for recharging in 15 to 20 minutes and power ranging from 100 to 350 kW.
Which solution pays off?
DazeTechnology’s advice, if garage space permits, is to install a home wall box also taking advantage of incentives for the installation of home and private charging systems. These are concessions put in place by the Budget Law and governed by the Ecobonus, which entitle the recipient to a 50% tax discount on the cost of the intervention, recoverable over 10 years in the tax return.
However, the most common home charging systems, i.e. those with a standard power of 3kW, are excluded, so those who want to benefit from the wall box incentive should simultaneously apply for a contractual power increase to 7kW by fitting a charger of the same power. All this in the knowledge that the incentive covers both the purchase and installation costs of the loader and the contractual adjustment charges.
To install the home wall box, one can turn to specialists in the field such as DazeTechnology, which offers customers DazeBox C, a product completely designed and manufactured in Italy. It is a simple, fast and effective way to recharge the electric car at home and also manage the wall box with the dedicated smartphone application. Contact us for more information!