The public charging points can be accessed through the Internet and through mobile applications. There are many websites that publish them, but not sure they are entirely updated.
In LugEnergy we offer a detailed map where you can find all public charging points in Spain, Portugal and United States
Por último indicar que algunos coches, como por ejemplo el Nissan Leaf, incorporan GPS, y te indica cual es el punto de recarga más próximo. También existen aplicaciones móviles para Android y iPhone, que usan la tecnología google maps para indicar los puntos de recarga.
Recharge time of electric vehicles and battery life depends on many factors, here are the most important:
METHOD OF DRIVING
Driving shape intervene significantly in battery life. Also is very important where you drive, city driving or not.
The use of other auxiliary systems such as air conditioning, heating, etc., clearly decreases the battery life.
Depending on the type of battery, technology granted a longer or shorter powerfull.
The charging time depends mainly on the level where you are and the size of the battery, which is directly related to the duration of it.
It´s important to note that, given certain characteristics, recharge time depends on the charger and it can supply power to the car. A three-phase charger provide more energy than a single phase charger. A super fast charger current can reach 63 kW of power, aversely an average of 3 kW at our house.
Your electric vehicle can be charged in any place which has a charging station, for example:
You can recharge your electric vehicle at home, with a charging point in your garage, whether private or multifamily. This facility is for ordinary charge mode at night, favored by a lower cost due to time restrictions supervalle rate. Read more for installations in Multifamily or Private Garages.
In the street and public places
You can also recharge your electric vehicle on public roads while you are shopping or at work. These charging points can be found via the Internet or mobile applications. Normally, shopping centers also have free charging points may even have one installed in quick charge mode current.
Read more about LuGEnerGy plans about this kind of charging points
We can divide the charging types in two: quick recharge and normal one. We also can follow the internacional rules, which marks several systems:
The conventional or slow recharge is intended for the domestic burden. However, much of the existing charging points in cities currently have this technology. Recharging takes about eight hours, and is intended to take place preferably at night by supervalle rate discrimination.
There is confusion about what is meant by the concept of quick recharge, and no agency currently regulates this concept. Quick recharge must be taken in a station outside our house and we can recharge 70% of the battery in less than 30 minutes. The most frequently used standard connector such CHAdeMO recharge is Japanese. Recharging is done in current, and allows a current of up to 200A. Charging devices are not designed nor recommended for private garages due mainly to its high cost, for the product and the installation.
The way to charge electric cars is an evolving issue and research. It has been standardized by the different modes of loading, resulting in 4 different charging modes.
The reload mode # 1 (or charge mode 1) is one mode of an electric vehicle load, not exclusively to the load. Stated another way, is one that is performed in a classical domestic plug, which is intended to temporarily or continuously to the charging of electric vehicles.
The system is easy as one, is to take a cable of our plug type Shucko 230 V to our vehicle. (See diagram).
Charge mode 2, as shown in the diagram, consists of the installation of a box with a plug “Shuko” (the charging station).
In recharging mode 2, connecting the car is not performed directly as recharge mode 1, but is made through a cable in which the manufacturer has inserted a security system.
This charging mode is mainly composed of a device called charging poit, a box mounted on the wall, with an plug exclusively for electric vehicle charging. This charging station has some protection systems and also it can incorporates LEDS to show the charge status, timer to clocking the charge, etc.
The connection to the vehicle is done by a current cable that manufacturers want to assimilate to a fuel pump.
Charge mode 4 is the way to implement the electric vehicles charging in the streets and electric stations. This mode is called the quick-charge mode, made by high intensity current.
This question has a simple answer, the electric vehicle is that vehicle (can be a car, a motorcycle, a truck …) that is powered by electricity stored in batteries (fully or partially).
There are different types of electric vehicles.
Pure electric. It only works with electricity. All its energy comes from the network, and is necessary to charge them for its operation. Its delivery is given solely by batteries. Many of these vehicles (depending on model) can autoload with vehicle braking.
Plug-in hybrid. Vehicle that is powered by a combustion engine and the electric power. When the electrical charge is finished, the combustion function switchs on.
Extended range electric vehicle. Vehicle that has a combustion engine (gasoline or diesel) that charges the batteries that power the electric motor. Furthermore, this type of vehicle is loaded into the network. They have greater autonomy.