14 February 2024

The Latest Technological Advancements in Car Charging


The Latest Technological Advancements in Car Charging

With over 70% of harmful carbon emissions coming from road transportation, electric vehicle use has a significant positive impact on the health of the planet. Electric vehicles do not rely on harmful fuels, and the way these cars are charged has evolved significantly in recent years. 

At Jewel Renewables, we help people across Surrey to live a more sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle. We are proud to bring EV drivers a selection of state-of-the-art and efficient car charging systems

Keep reading to discover the latest technological advancements in car charging and learn all about the many benefits of Jewel EV chargers.

How Do Electric Car Chargers Work?

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Unlike traditional fuel-powered vehicles, electric cars do not need petrol or diesel to work. Instead, these cars run by using energy from a battery. Regular cars are filled up with fuel at a petrol filling station, and electric cars are ‘refuelled’ by being plugged into a charging port. 

The basics of car charging are similar to how phones or any other electronic devices are charged. EV charging ports draw an electrical current from the electrical grid or a 240v power outlet. Once an electric vehicle is plugged into the charging port, the electrical current flows into the car and is used to recharge the battery. 

At the beginning of 2024, there were over 55000 charging points across the UK, and this number is set to grow significantly. Electric car drivers can charge their vehicles in certain supermarket car parks, petrol stations, service stations and public charging ports. One of the best things about electric cars is you can also charge them from the comfort of your own home. With an electric car charger, you can conveniently power up your car battery with ease.

There are two ways to charge a car at home:

  • Three-pin socket 
  • Dedicated EV charging point 

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Charging your car with a regular domestic three-pin socket should only be used occasionally or in emergency situations. It is much safer and more cost-effective to use a home EV charging station. Here at Jewel Renewables, we offer EV drivers wi-fi enabled and efficient electric car chargers.

Advancements In Car Charging Technology 

The first electricity powered car was engineered at the end of the 19th century, but it wasn’t until 100 years later that these vehicles began to make their way into the mainstream vehicle market. The production of electric vehicles is constantly evolving, alongside their chargers and charging methods. 

Traditionally, EVs need to be charged at slow charging stations, with only a limited power capacity. The first Tesla vehicles took between 24 to 48 hours to fully charge, and charging time has remained a big problem in the EV industry over the years.

Recent advancements in technology have led to exciting progress and revolutionised how electric vehicles are charged in 2024. Here are some of the most significant developments that all current and future EV drivers should know about.

Fast Charging

Charging time has traditionally been a huge turnoff for drivers. Why wait hours to charge a battery when you can refill your car with petrol or diesel in just a couple of minutes? With the introduction of fast charging stations, EV drivers can now charge their battery up to 80% in less than 30 minutes. 

Wireless Charging

With a wireless charger, drivers can power up their car without any need for cables and sockets. Wireless chargers work by using inductive power transfer. All you need to do is park your car on a charging pad and let the power of modern technology work its magic. 

Smart Charging 

Smart charging makes it possible for EV drivers to maximise their car’s charging time. With a smart charging system, you can make the most of reduced electricity rates, renewable energy sources and electric grid demand. By switching to smart charging, drivers can make the most of available clean energy sources and charge up their car in the most cost-effective way. 

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Bidirectional Charging 

Thanks to technological advancements, electric vehicles can now also be used to send power back to the grid. Cars equipped with bidirectional charging are capable of two-way energy flows. This means the charger uses power from the grid but can also send electricity back to the grid, to your home or appliances.

Solar Panel Charging 

Solar panels have been used for several years to generate power for domestic and commercial properties. A solar panel installation is the perfect way to generate green energy for your home, but sunlight can also be used to charge your EV battery. Combining a solar panel installation with a solar car charger is an effective way to run your vehicle on clean, sustainable energy. By also investing in an energy storage system, you will be able to use stored solar energy at night to power your charger and bring your battery back to full power.

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Benefits Of Jewel Electric Car Chargers 

Here at Jewel Renewables, we provide Surrey homeowners with several sustainable solutions. For EV drivers, we offer efficient and cutting-edge charging systems. When combined with our high yield solar panels and storage systems, our EV chargers make driving more environmentally friendly than ever before! 

Here are the top benefits and features of our electric car chargers: 

  • Wi-Fi Connected - Use your Wi-Fi connection to monitor your car’s charging progress and control vehicle charging when you are not at home.
  • IP54 Protection - With this high level of protection, charging your EV couldn’t be safer. Our chargers are protected from dust and water, providing you with total peace of mind while your car is plugged in.
  • Impact Protection - There is no need to worry about knocks and bumps damaging your charger. We only provide EV drivers with charging systems that have been tested to IK10 standards.
  • Flameproof - We understand that drivers may be concerned about fire risks when charging their car, but there is nothing to fear with our flameproof systems. Made with flame retardant 5VA plastic housing, Jewel makes charging your car as safe as possible.
  • Clean & renewable energy - Charging an EV with a solar powered carport allows drivers to enjoy clean, cost-effective energy. Fitted with PV solar panels, our carports charge electric vehicles quickly, with zero carbon emissions. 

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Charge Your EV With Efficient Chargers From Jewel Renewables 

At Jewel Renewables, we help homeowners across Surrey to live more sustainably. Our eco-conscious product range includes solar panels, energy storage systems and EV chargers

To learn more about our electric car charging solutions, contact our expert team today! Call us at 01252 939 597 or fill out our online contact form, and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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