Electric car getting charged at home where the electric car as well as the electric charger in sketched in blue

Electric vehicles are gaining significant popularity in India with the introduction of electric cars like Tata Nexon EV, Tata Tiago EV, Tata Tigor EV, Tata Punch EV, Mahindra XUV 400, BYD E6, Citroen, Kia EV6, MG ZS EV, MG Comet, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai ioniq, Mercedes Benz EV, Volvo EV and more. With the increasing sales of electric cars now in India; choosing the right EV charger for charging your car at home is becoming a very important topic.

In this article we will guide you how to select the perfect EV Charger for your electric car.

For charging your Electric car at home, level 1 and level 2 AC EV Charger are the most suitable Electric Car Chargers. Please refer https://www.pmelectronics.com/ev-chargers-accessories/#frequently-asked-questions for more details.

Determine Your Charging Needs

It is important to evaluate your charging needs before deciding upon the perfect EV charger suitable to you. Some crucial factors to be considered while making a decision include daily run, available electric load at your premises, and the time you can provide for charging. 

Charging Speed and Levels

There are three levels of charging for Electric vehicle chargers which offer different charging speeds and are available at different costs. Please refer  https://www.pmelectronics.com/ev-charging-station/ for understanding the levels of charging in detail.

Which AC charger to buy? 3.3/7.4/11/22 kW?

Now, even in AC Chargers they are available in various power variants like 3.3kW, 7.4kW, 11kW, 22kW and 43kW. So what power rating electric charger should you buy for your electric car? Well, that depends upon the On board Charger and electric load available at your premises; which is easily upgradable.

Depending upon the car model, different electric cars available in India have different On Board Charger capacities which play a key role in deciding your Electric Charger. Please find below On Board Charger capacities for different Electric Car models in India along with suitable PME EV AC Charger for that car model.

Sr. No. Car Model Battery Capacity On board Charger PME EV Charger
1 Citroen eC3 29.2 kWh 3.3 kW 3.3 kW
2 Tata Tiago EV 24 kWh 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
19.2 kWh 3.3 kW 3.3 kW
3 Tata Tigor EV 26 kWh 3.3 kW 3.3 kW
4 Tata Nexon EV Max 40.5 kWh 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
5 Tata Nexon Prime 30.2 kWh 3.2 kW 3.3 kW
6 Tata Xpres-T EV 16.5 kWh
21.5 kWh
7 MG Comet EV 17.3 kWh – 2kW 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
26.7 kWh – 6.6kW 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
8 MG ZS EV 44.5 kWh 7.0 kW 7.4 kW
50.3 kWh 7.0 kW 7.4 kW
9 BYD Atto 3 60.48 kWh 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
10 Kia EV6 77.4 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
11 BMW iX 71 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
76.6 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
12 Hyundai Kona Electric 39.2 kWh 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
13 BMW i7 101.7 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
14 Mercedes-Benz EQS 107.8 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
80 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
15 Mahindra eVerito 18.55 2.2 kW 3.3 kW
16 Mahindra XUV400 EL 39.4 kWh 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
17 Mahindra XUV400 EC 34.5 kWh 7.2 kW 7.4 kW
18 Mini Cooper SE 32.6 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
19 Audi e-tron 71 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
90 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
20 Jaguar I-Pace 90 kWh 7.4 kW 7.4 kW
21 Porsche Taycan 79.2 kWh 22 kW 22 kW
93.4 kWh 22 kW 22 kW
22 Hyundai Ioniq 5 72.6 kW 11 kW 11 kW
23 Volvo XC 40 78 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
24 BYD e6 71.7 kWh 6.2 kW 7.4 kW
25 BMW i4 83.9 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
26 Audi e-tron GT 93.4 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
27 Audi RS e-tron GT 93.4 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
28 Mercedes Benz EQB 66.5 kWh 11 kW 11 kW
29 Pravaig DEFY 90 kWh

These factors for making a buying decision are just the beginning

With increasing companies offering various variants of EV Charging Sations, choosing the right company for purchasing an EV charging station is also very crucial for your EV charging needs. The enclosure of the wallbox can be a very important factor for safety of the EV charging station. Stainless Steel enclosures and Mild Steel enclosures are more rugged and durable (being water, fire and breakage resistant) than plastic polycarbonate enclosures. Further, importance should be given to the safety devices used in the EV charger. In addition to this, after sales service provided by companies is also a very important parameter in decision making.

Get in touch with PM Electronics today to get the best in quality rugged and safe chargers at an affordable price with the best after sales service support in the industry!!