A guide to: hiring an EV charging cable

Buying the equipment required to charge up an electric car can be a pretty expensive investment. This is especially the case if you’re not sure that you’re going to have an electric car for a long period of time. If that’s the case, you might be better off hiring that equipment. One of the services EV Cable Shop offers is hiring charging equipment for as long as you might need it. This includes hiring charging cables for EVs. This is a service that a lot of people don’t know about. More people definitely should, as it could be incredibly useful in a short-term situation.


Why would you hire an EV charging cable?


There are several reasons why you would want to hire a charging cable for your EV. You could be waiting for an electrician to install a charging station and need something to temporarily get you by until it’s in. You may be on a staycation in the UK and not be sure if you have access to a charger where you are. You could also need to borrow a cable if you’re borrowing or renting a car for a short period of time and need a cable just for that period.


What are the advantages of hiring a portable EV charger?


For a start, the upfront cost is pretty low. Hiring a portable charger is much less expensive over a short period of time than buying and permanently installing a proper home charger. When you’re hiring a portable charger, you’ll also only need to pay for the time you need it. This makes a lot more sense if you’ve only got an electric car or van temporarily.


How does hiring an EV charging cable work?


When you hire a charging cable, you’ll have to pay a £150 deposit. After you’ve paid that deposit, the cable will be sent out through next-day delivery. The cable then costs £3.50 per day for however long you need it. After you’ve finished with the cable, just return it to EV Cable Shop!


Which cars will be compatible with the charging cables?


The charging cables you can hire will be compatible with all cars that use type 1 or type 2 connectors. Type 1 tends to be more common with Asian brands such as Mitsubishi, whilst type to tends to be more common with European and American brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, Ford and Tesla. Make sure that you’re hiring the right kind of cable for the car it’s being used for before you pay up!

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