You can charge an electric car or plug-in hybrid through a mains three-pin socket, a specially tted home wallbox, or at a public charging station on the road or at your destination. Wallbox or home charger
If you own or lease an electric car, you can get a home charging station installed. these come in either slow 3kw or faster 7kw and 22kw forms. For the Nissan Leaf, the 3kw wallbox will give a full charge in six to eight hours, while the 7kw unit reduces the time to three to four hours.
There are currently about 17,000 public charging points in the UK, and this number is growing all the time. As of this year, it is a legal requirement for all large petrol stations and motorway services to provide charging points. they are usually fast or rapid chargers.
Ecotricity, which provides charging points at all motorway services in the UK, charges about £6 for a 45-minute recharge with a rapid charger. In a Nissan Leaf, this should ll up the battery to 80% of its full range.