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Types of Chargers for Electric Vehicles

Tipos de cargadores para vehículos eléctricos

In general, chargers for electric vehicles vary in terms of charging speed, power, and portability. It is important to select the appropriate charger based on the vehicle’s and user’s needs.

In today’s post, we want to clarify what types of chargers are available on the market, so you can find the one that suits your Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV). Additionally, we will list some tips to make the most of charging your PMV.

Types of chargers for electric vehicles

Electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly popular choice due to their low environmental impact and energy efficiency. However, an important aspect to consider when acquiring an electric vehicle is the type of charger that will be used to recharge the vehicle’s battery.

Types of chargers for electric vehicles

There are several types of chargers for electric vehicles, among them, we can mention:

  1. Fast chargers: These chargers can recharge the vehicle’s battery in a short period, usually within a few hours. These chargers are commonly used at public charging stations or workplace locations
  2. Slow chargers: These chargers have a slower charging speed than fast chargers and are typically used at home to recharge the vehicle’s battery overnight.
  3. Low-power chargers: These chargers have lower power than fast and slow chargers, and they are often used at home to recharge the vehicle’s battery at a slower rate.
  4. Portable chargers: These chargers are compact and easy to carry, and can be used to recharge the vehicle’s battery anywhere.

When choosing a charger for an electric vehicle, it is important to consider the needs of both the vehicle and the user. For example, if the vehicle’s battery needs to be recharged in a short period, it is advisable to use a fast charger.

If the vehicle will be used for long journeys, it may be convenient to carry a portable charger to recharge the battery if needed.

In summary, chargers for electric vehicles vary in terms of charging speed, power, and portability. It is important to select the appropriate charger based on the needs of both the vehicle and the user to ensure that the vehicle’s battery is always charged and ready for use.

But, on the other hand, we would like to mention that there is a type of charger for electric vehicles, which are the emerging charging stations for Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMV). In this context, it is inevitable to talk about the Solum project, which we will detail later.

Charging Stations for Your PMV

Charging stations for electric vehicles are devices used to charge the battery of an electric vehicle. These chargers can come in different types, ranging from plug-in chargers that connect directly to a household outlet to fast chargers installed in a garage or public parking lot.

Solar Station: Helios

Most of the time, we use our electric vehicles to move around different parts of the city. It would be inconvenient to have to carry our VMP charger in addition to our personal belongings. That’s why Solum has developed various innovative projects, among which we can highlight the charging station Helios.

Rendering Installation

These charging stations can be found at various points in the city and shopping centers, facilitating sustainable mobility and making the use of PMVs convenient and secure.

We mentioned safety, yes, because Solum has ensured that these stations have a security mechanism that allows us to park our vehicle and leave without any fear of theft of our PMV.

It is a smart anti-theft lock that secures our vehicle, providing us with the peace of mind that we often lack when leaving our PMV parked anywhere.


How to Extend the Life of Your PMV?

If you want to extend the lifespan of your electric vehicle’s battery and get the most out of it, there are some things you might consider:

  1. Avoid driving at high speeds, as this causes the electric motor to work harder and consume more energy.
  2. Try to avoid excessive use of vehicle accessories, such as air conditioning or the heating system, as this can also reduce the battery lifespan.
  3. Use the efficient driving mode of your vehicle, if available. This usually involves smoother and controlled driving that reduces energy consumption
  4. Ensure to keep the battery charged when you are not using the vehicle. The battery of an electric vehicle discharges faster when not in use, so it’s important to keep it charged when you’re not driving
  5. Perform regular maintenance on the battery. This includes checking the charge level and temperature of the battery, and keeping the battery terminals clean to prevent dirt and corrosion buildup.
  6. If possible, use a high-speed charging plug to recharge the battery. This can help reduce charging time and extend the battery’s lifespan.
Types of chargers for electric vehicles

Caring for the battery of your PMV is essential to keep it always ready and make it last as long as possible. Do you know any other tricks that help preserve the battery of your PMV for a longer time? We’d love to hear from you.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the various projects that Solum is undertaking, feel free to check out our website or blog, where you can find more information and tips.