Charging station at the best price: use a comparator!

More and more French people are purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle. The majority of them opt for the solution of being able to charge their car at home, whether they live in a single-family house or in a condominium.

This solution, much more comfortable than having to recharge one’s electric vehicle using charging points available in the public domain, for example, obviously requires purchasing one’s own charging station. In fact, many distributors now offer this equipment, sometimes at very different prices. Our advice on choosing the charging station that best suits your needs and comparing the prices of the different offers on the market in question.

Choose the charging station best suited to your needs, and at the best price

You have just purchased an electric or plug-in hybrid car. You have several solutions to charge your vehicle. Either you can use the charging points made available in the public domain or in certain service stations for example. Either, if your workplace is equipped with charging stations, you can take advantage of this equipment to charge your electric vehicle while you carry out your professional activity during the day, or either you can decide to buy your own charging station to install at your home.

The latter solution is the one chosen by the vast majority of owners of electric vehicles. It is true that having a charging station in your individual house or in your condominium represents real comfort and the assurance that your electric car is always recharged when you need to use it.

If you opt for the installation of a charging station at your home, you must choose the one that best meets your needs, your electric vehicle (that is to say the power of its battery), but also to the configuration of your accommodation. This equipment is very easy to install at home, indoors on the wall of a garage for example, or outdoors. And a charging station allows you to recharge your electric vehicle much faster than by plugging its battery into a simple household electrical outlet. This type of equipment also guarantees better safety for the electrical installation of one’s home.

The price of a charging station is of course also to be taken into consideration, especially since there are many offers on the market and this cost may vary from one device and from one distributor to another.

Different types of charging stations, also most often called wallboxes, are in fact offered by the distributors of this equipment. Each of these charging stations necessarily adapts to your needs.

The wallboxes are distinguished in particular by their power which varies from 7 kW to 22 kW for those best suited to individuals who have an electric vehicle. There are also less power, around 3 kW, but these do not offer very interesting performance for those who want to enjoy a relatively short charging time of their car.

As a result, the more efficient a charging station, the more expensive it is. Their price varies from around 700 to 1,500 euros, not counting the cost of their installation which, for wallboxes of more than 3.7 kW, must be carried out by an authorized professional. A condition which also makes it possible to benefit from certain financial aid schemes offered to support the purchase of charging stations by individuals.

Many distributors offer charging stations. Compare their prices!

More and more French people are turning to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. As a result, the charging station market is also booming.

More and more distributors are offering charging stations. Depending on the type of charging system, especially their power, but also depending on the sellers of these charging systems, prices vary, sometimes significantly. This is why it is strongly recommended, once you have stopped at the charging station that best meets your needs, to carefully compare the different and multiple offers offered by large groups, such as small distributors.

On the other hand, it is advisable to avoid systematically choosing sellers who offer the lowest prices. The capacity and performance of charging stations should be the characteristics to consider first.

To help individuals navigate among the many offers for the sale of charging stations and their price, which can fluctuate significantly from one distributor to another, you can first turn to the sellers of these charging systems listed in particular on the je-roule-en-é site, an educational information site published by the National Association for the Development of Electric Mobility (Avere-France), in partnership in particular with the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

For the installation of a charging station in a private house, you can compare prices between specialized distributors such as EVBox, Borne Recharge Service, Maborneauto, Izi by EDF, Driveco, Charge Guru, Engie Mobilité verte, etc.

If you live in a condominium, you can compare the prices of charging stations also among companies also mentioned on je-roule-en-é such as So’Borne, the OCEA Group, carplug, or even WAAT.