6 points toconsider
How do you choose the wattage of your terminal?
- An 11kW charging station is sufficient for charging your vehicle at home. Charging time will be between 4 and 6 hours, depending on the model. For plug-in hybrid vehicles, a 3.7kw terminal may be sufficient.
Which bollard brand to choose? How compatible are bollards with different makes of vehicle?
- Today, hybrid and electric vehicles are all equipped with the same plug, so they can be recharged at any charging station. SEIC's specialists are able to install any type of charging station, including that of your electric car manufacturer. However, they recommend the Zaptec Go because it's powerful, discreet, attractively designed and compatible with domestic solar systems. What's more, it adapts its maximum charge to your vehicle's capacity, and recharging can be completed more quickly than with a standard socket.
Where to install your bollard? What to look out for
- The bollard must be installed on a wall adjoining the house, or in a garage with a sufficiently powerful power supply.
What financial assistance is available?
- Communal or cantonal subsidies are available, depending on the type of project. See the Canton de Vaud's Electric Mobility page and contact your local commune for more information.
What additional features might I need?
- Some charging stations feature intelligent charging management. This feature is useful when several charging stations are installed in the same building. Intelligent load management ensures that the bollards share the available power.
- The bollards are also constantly connected via Wi-Fi or 4G so that they update automatically, allowing you to monitor the bollard's consumption via your smartphone if you wish.
- With some models, it's possible to use the energy generated by your rooftop solar system to recharge your vehicle. Ask your electrician or SEIC for advice.