Tesla Model 3 Long Range, Paul – Living with an EV: Home charging

Tesla Model 3 Long Range, Paul - Living with an EV: Home charging

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Paul

 

What is the make, model and year of your EV?
Tesla Model 3 Long Range

 

Tell us about your home charging set-up
7kW Type 2 outlet with Ohme smart charging cable.

 

Tesla Model 3 Long Range, Paul - Living with an EV: Home charging

 

Tell us about your home charging routine
I usually charge it to 80% (270 miles) overnight once the battery gets below 100 miles. I’m not doing many miles at the moment, so this is about once a week. The Ohme takes care of the scheduling. If I’m going on a long journey, I charge it to 100% by changing the target in the Ohme app.

 

Are you part of a charger-sharing scheme for those who don’t have their own charger?
No, but I’m thinking about it. Co Charger looks interesting…

 

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Tell us about your electricity provider and tariff
I’m on Octopus Go, which is great for EV drivers. It’s only 5p/kWh between 00:30 – 04:30 and 16.67p/ kWh at other times. Standing charge is 25p/day. I can’t fault Octopus – they’ve been brilliant.

 

Are you planning on changing your charger and/or electricity supplier and if so to who and why?
Yes, I will be fitting Zaptec Go smart charger soon. This will be a neater arrangement than I have at present. I will be staying with my current tariff though.

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to an ICE car?
I don’t do many miles. I save a lot on servicing, insurance, maintenance and depreciation by getting an EV on a company scheme. My fuel bill is about £30/month less.

 

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