If you have off-street parking the easiest and most inexpensive way is to charge your electric car at home, on your own driveway. You may be able to install your own wallbox charger such as the Easee One charger. These usually have a smartphone app that you can download to oversee your charging and to schedule sessions at low-peak times to save money.
If you don’t have your own parking space you might be able to fit a wallbox charger to the outside of your building and extend the cable to your car parked on the street. Think about it like charging your smartphone – plug in overnight, wake up to 100% battery and recharge again when you get home in the evening.
If you do trail a cable across a pavement, you should think about the potential trip hazard and consider covering the trailing cable with a protector. If in doubt, consult your local authority.
Some charging boxes allow more than one electric car to be plugged in at one time and most chargers come with a cable, but you can also use the manufacturer’s cable that comes with your car.
You could also use a standard three-pin plug socket to top up your electric car’s battery, but this takes much longer than it would with a dedicated wallbox charger. It also isn’t as safe because the high electricity demand over long periods of time can cause overheating, especially in old wiring, so it’s only advisable on rare occasions.