Commercial vs Home EV Charging Station

Ireland is seeing a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles (EV). More people are becoming conscious of leaving a better planet for the generations to come. However, this also means that there is a need for proper infrastructure which allows for efficient EV charging whether at home, office, or anywhere else.

  1. EV charging is of two types – (a) EV charging installation at home and (2) EV charging installation at a commercial set up (office, mall, park, etc.). Both of these have their own sets of advantages and challenges. Here’s a quick comparison to help you choose the way you want to charge your EV.
  2. Costing – Commercial EV charging is a more expensive than home EV charging on two grounds – (1) the EV charger at a commercial place is high-power, hence more expensive, and (2) there is a cost attached to using the service. At the same time, a home EV charging station is cheaper but charges slower than a commercial EV charger.
  3. Installing the charging station – Installing an EV charger at home or a commercial place come with their own hurdles. In a residential complex, especially a multi-tenant building or a shared vicinity, there might issues related to property ownership and consent may be required of all residents to install an EV charger. Moreover, there may be incremental electricity load which may attract regulatory penalties. In case of a commercial EV charging installation, bureaucratic issues such as permission and licenses create a hurdle, and increases the time taken to get the charger installed. This also hinders with the process of widening the network of EV chargers.

Convenience – Needless to say that having an EV charging station at home or office is very convenient as compared to always hunting for a commercial EV charging station. At the same time, if you live / work in an area which has ample commercial EV chargers, you can consider using them, otherwise, it is always better to have one installed at the home or office.

Choosing between a commercial EV charger and a home EV charger depends on the above factors, among others. Take your pick!

If you’re looking for an EV car charger installer nearby, look no further, reach out to us at Go Electrical today. We provide top quality services and various packages to best meet your requirement. We have the best EV charger installers for home or commercial use in Dublin and Wicklow.

More about Go Electrical

Go Electrical has a team of electricians who are experienced in both home and commercial electrical services with excellent knowledge of electrical installations, EV chargers, wiring and appliances. You can contact us by phone, WhatsApp, live chat or email. It is as simple as a click of a button. You can visit, call us on 087 4082481 to request a call back, or leave us an email at The electrical contractor will be at your doorstep at the said time as per the appointment fixed.

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