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14 reasons why electric cars are better than petrol and diesel cars - home charging

Not convinced an electric car is for you? Here are the 14 reasons why an electric could be your only car

Plus you can charge them at home

While you can live with an electric car without a home charger, a wallbox makes ownership far easier. They’re designed to be installed on the wall of your home, hence the name, and allow far faster charging than using a standard three-pin household socket.

For the Nissan Leaf, this is the difference between a charge taking 13.3 hours using a three-pin plug or 5.7 hours with a 7kW home charger. If you’re able to have a 22kW charger installed, it could take less than two hours.

It’s not all about the charging time. Our next page reveals why they’re great to drive…

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