### Driving an electric car every day

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**25/07/21, 15:23**THANK YOU FOR NOT RESPONDING AT THIS TIME, IN THE WRITING PROCESS.

Here, we will not discuss the pros or cons, driving an EV (electric vehicle).

I have been driving an EV since 2012-2013, and an EV since 2018. (I mean my wife and myself)

The first point today to drive an EV is to be able to charge at home.

Having access, in order to be able to charge at home, is practically essential today. Tomorrow, solutions will exist, but not yet today outside the "home", or so rare, that it will remain exceptional cases.

We will treat here only the cases of sir, Madam everyone.

The second point, will undoubtedly be, how many km you make every day, in return.

An average consumption is 15 kWh per 100 km (today, I did less than 13 over 170 km).

Take the autonomy of an EV, divide it by 2, and if it sticks roughly, for every day, it will be possible, without worries, and this in 10 years.

We will consider use over 10 years, with today's data ....

Many people drive well under 60 km per day, so an EV, with 120k of range, should be fine, depending on how fast you are going.

Driving at 130 km / h with an EV will consume a lot more than 80-90, because the efficiency of the electric motor is practically the same at 10 km / h, as at 130 km / h, unlike a thermal vehicle, which itself, when you get to a certain speed, like 2000 rpm, you start to improve, so you consume a little more at 130, than at 90, but like 25% more.

In EV, between 80 and 130, we will say, exaggeratingly, that you double the consumption.

This is to understand a little the "why of the how". I try to keep it simple and colorful ....

There are several options for charging when you get home.

The simplest, the original 220V socket.

It charges the EV to about 2 kWh, or in 8 hours, you will give enough to do 100 km.

There is also, in just as simple, the green-up plug, which is a plug adapted to the power which lasts a long time.

Namely, on a standard socket, it supports 10 / 16A, that is to say 10A, or 2000W (rounded, otherwise 2300), in perpetuity, on 16A, (3500W) for 30 minutes.

The green up supports 3500W to perpetuity.

In 10 hours, you put more than 30 kWh in the car. What to do about 200 km.

If you can charge at work, that's good, but not to rely on it 100%, you have to be autonomous, or have enough to charge on the road, in recovery.

Home terminals, wallbox.

The standard, currently, is the T2 socket.

You can have a 7 kW terminal, but that also supposes having a subscription, type EDF, greater than 7 kW, type 9, mini, from mini.

Currently, in France, a lot of subscription in 6 or 9 Kw.

Charging in 7, allows you, depending on the car, to provide enough to do almost 500 km in 10 hours (if the car has the battery).

Most of EV, can charge up to 7 kW on T2 socket.

T2 sockets are the most easily found on public charging stations.

I complete thereafter.

Here, we will not discuss the pros or cons, driving an EV (electric vehicle).

I have been driving an EV since 2012-2013, and an EV since 2018. (I mean my wife and myself)

The first point today to drive an EV is to be able to charge at home.

Having access, in order to be able to charge at home, is practically essential today. Tomorrow, solutions will exist, but not yet today outside the "home", or so rare, that it will remain exceptional cases.

We will treat here only the cases of sir, Madam everyone.

The second point, will undoubtedly be, how many km you make every day, in return.

An average consumption is 15 kWh per 100 km (today, I did less than 13 over 170 km).

Take the autonomy of an EV, divide it by 2, and if it sticks roughly, for every day, it will be possible, without worries, and this in 10 years.

We will consider use over 10 years, with today's data ....

Many people drive well under 60 km per day, so an EV, with 120k of range, should be fine, depending on how fast you are going.

Driving at 130 km / h with an EV will consume a lot more than 80-90, because the efficiency of the electric motor is practically the same at 10 km / h, as at 130 km / h, unlike a thermal vehicle, which itself, when you get to a certain speed, like 2000 rpm, you start to improve, so you consume a little more at 130, than at 90, but like 25% more.

In EV, between 80 and 130, we will say, exaggeratingly, that you double the consumption.

This is to understand a little the "why of the how". I try to keep it simple and colorful ....

There are several options for charging when you get home.

The simplest, the original 220V socket.

It charges the EV to about 2 kWh, or in 8 hours, you will give enough to do 100 km.

There is also, in just as simple, the green-up plug, which is a plug adapted to the power which lasts a long time.

Namely, on a standard socket, it supports 10 / 16A, that is to say 10A, or 2000W (rounded, otherwise 2300), in perpetuity, on 16A, (3500W) for 30 minutes.

The green up supports 3500W to perpetuity.

In 10 hours, you put more than 30 kWh in the car. What to do about 200 km.

If you can charge at work, that's good, but not to rely on it 100%, you have to be autonomous, or have enough to charge on the road, in recovery.

Home terminals, wallbox.

The standard, currently, is the T2 socket.

You can have a 7 kW terminal, but that also supposes having a subscription, type EDF, greater than 7 kW, type 9, mini, from mini.

Currently, in France, a lot of subscription in 6 or 9 Kw.

Charging in 7, allows you, depending on the car, to provide enough to do almost 500 km in 10 hours (if the car has the battery).

Most of EV, can charge up to 7 kW on T2 socket.

T2 sockets are the most easily found on public charging stations.

I complete thereafter.