As described on our Type 1 information page, different cars have different charging rates and capacities. Drivers will need to use a charging cable if they want to charge from a public charging point. Available in a variety of lengths 16 Amp and 32 Amp (depending upon vehicle capacity; it will be noted in the vehicle’s handbook) Type 2 to Type 2 charging cables allow the owner to charge their EV at any Type 2 socketed public or home charging unit.
Home chargers can fit tethered cables which means the cable stays in situ and it makes sense to purchase a supplementary cable to carry in the vehicle at all times. They are robust and weatherproof and the majority of the latest brands have a greater charging capacity requiring a Type 2 cable. To find the right cable for your EV simply select your model from our comprehensive vehicle pages where we recommend the right charging cable for your vehicle. Ideally, select one that matches your electric car’s maximum charge rate (for example, 16A/3.6kW, 32A/7kW for single phase), but it is worth considering a higher rated cable which would have the benefit when changing the car at a later date for a newer model.