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EV Charging

As many people know, I’ve been driving EV’s for over a decade and have always managed to charge at home.  However having been in and out of properties whilst looking for the right one, I’ve largely been restricted to a rudimentary set up.  With our current home I’ve finally been able to achieve the set up that works best for us as a family.

I now have two 3-phase and one single phase MyEnergi Zappi chargers for our family home, charging a plug-in hybrid as well as our Kia E-Niro and my original Tesla Roadster.

As part of this property purchase we also gained a holiday let annex, and we’ve installed a single phase Zappi charger there for guests to use should they need.

The reason I was so keen to use Zappi chargers is that they work in harness with my solar installation to track solar production and increase and decrease the charging rate depending on whether excess solar is available or not.  They also allow me to charge overnight when the electricity is theoretically lower carbon and cheaper.

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About Alexander Sims

The 36-year-old Corvette Racing driver has been involved in motorsport since he was 10 years old, initially racing karts before moving on to single seater, GT and Endurance racing and most recently four seasons in the all-electric FIA Formula E World Championship. With wins across the board including Spa 24 hours, Nurburgring 24 hours, Petit Le Mans and the Diriyah E Prix Sims continues to showcase his skill and race raft on the global stage.

Alongside his racing activities, Alexander is a passionate advocate for sustainable technology and electric mobility on the road, having owned and driven EVs since 2012, and aims to incorporate sustainable choices in his daily lifestyle wherever possible.