Electric car charger - save money with solar power

A man connects an electric car to an electric charging station

Electromobility can only be a completely climate-friendly alternative to diesel and petrol if the electricity is generated from a renewable source. As far as IBC SOLAR is concerned solar power and driving with an electric car go hand in hand.

Drive environmentally friendly as well as cost effectively by charging your electric car at home with electricity produced from your personal solar system.

With an electric car you not only protecting the environment, but also helping to reduce your expenses. If the electricity used to charge your electric car comes directly from your solar installation it will save you up to 80% on "fuel costs" compared to gasoline engines.



What is the advantage of having a solar installation in combination with a electric charging station for an electric car?

  • Unbeatable "fuel costs" of less than 2 euros per 100 km
  • Self-consumption optimization
  • Climate-friendly alternative to mains power
  • Free from rising electricity costs

How much solar power must be produced from a solar installation to cover my annual mileage?

A solar system with a minimum output of about 1.7 kilowatt peak is recommended for an annual mileage of 10,000 km. Under these circumstances a roof area of roughly 10m² would be sufficient.

Your solar installation will then supply clean electricity for your e-mobility needs over the next 30 years.


Calculate what the surface area of your roof can generate now

 

 

How much does it cost to charge an electric car for a range of 100km?

For every 100 kilometers travelled with an electric car about 4.64 euros of electricity costs are incurred with the current average electricity prices in Germany. If you use pure solar power to charge the electric car it would result in only 1.92 Euro per 100 kilometers.

Petrol:  8,1 l x 1,35 EUR/l  = 10,80 EUR
Diesel:  6,0 l x 1,20 EUR/l  = 7,20 EUR
Electricity (Mains):  16 kWh x 0,29 €  = 4,64 EUR
Electricity (Solar      Power):  16 kWh x 0,12 €  = 1,92 EUR

The figures above are based on the German market and should be used as a guideline only

 

Using the Renault ZOE as an example (currently the best-selling electric car in Europe), you can clearly see the low cost involved in charging an electric car.

How long is the charging time of an electric car?

In most cases you can charge an electric car at any standard outlet. However, charging may take up to 20 hours or more. That is why a fixed charging station is the best choice for charging at home.

This is called a wallbox and is able to charge up to 20 times faster and safer. An electric car would then be fully charged in just over an hour.

IBC SOLAR can offer you a suitable, future-proof electric car charging station.

The revolutionary electric charging station for electric cars - Elvi by EVBox

EVBox is a world market leader in brand-independent charging stations for electric cars and charging management software. IBC SOLAR now has the wall boxes  EVBox Elvi and  EVBox Business included as part of its product portfolio.

The wallboxes are compatible with all makes and models of electric cars. The installation is easily completed by simply clicking the main unit on to a mounted wall bracket. Once installed you can load your electric car hassel-free at home.

Recharge your batteries: It is possible to bill the amount of dispensed energy with an MID-certified meter. Thus, the wallbox can be integrated into a smart home system and coupled with a solar system as well as solar storage.

 

View all electric charging stations in our product catalogue