Frequently asked questions

Where can I charge an Electric Vehicle (EV?)


EVs come equipped with cords and equipment that allow them to be plugged into conventional 230-volt outlets that are standard in your home or garage. However, EV owners can also purchase advanced, Level 2 chargers that will cut charging time in half. When considering home charging options, please consult with a licensed electrician as modifications to your home's electrical wiring will likely be needed. EVs can also be charge at public stations currently being installed across the country.




How long does charging take?


For completely empty batteries using a common 230-volt outlet (Level 1), an owner can expect a full charge in 8-12 hours. With a 240-volt outlet and a Level 2 charging station, an owner can expect to fully charge a battery in 4-6 hours. A Level 3 "Quick Charge" station can charge a fully depleted battery up to 80% fully charged in less than 30 minutes. ​Charging time depends on both the type of charger used and the vehicle.




How can I determine if I have enough electric capacity in my home to charge an EV?


The first step is to have a licensed electrician perform an assessment at your home. They will be able to identify the scope of work needed to accommodate the charging equipment. In extreme cases, an electric service upgrade to your home may be required. In that case, your utility company/DISCOM may have to perform work required to supply the additional electric load. Your licensed electrician should be able to identify this problem and can work with the utility company to provide the service upgrade needed.




Who can I contact about getting a charging station for my home or business?


You can contact to Lubi EV Solutions, we can assist with the selection and installation of charging equipment. You can also contact local electrical supply companies and Lubi EV solution dealers. A list of those companies is available on the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Dealers page. If you are purchasing an EV, the automotive dealership will also likely have information on charging equipment.




Why is the community offering free public charging and not requiring an access fee to use these stations?


The public charging stations can be outfitted with payment acceptors that require a fee before charging can take place. However, there is an additional cost to adding this feature to the charging stations. Similarly, there is an added installation cost, as well as ongoing maintenance fees associated with networking the charging stations to a communications system that supports payment collection. These extra costs are projected to far exceed the cost of providing free charging to the relatively small number of electric vehicles that are expected in the community over the next few years. As supply of EVs expand, it is expected that these public charging stations will eventually require an access fee.




Why should I buy from you?


We offer outstanding service at a fair price since we are the manufacturers of EV chargers. We work with all size jobs. We plant a tree for each EV charger we install. We take great pride in our work. And finally we are EV charging experts and will help you get the right charger for your needs. Additionally since our business is EV chargers we are able to offer truly competitive pricing, and all work is done by licensed electricians trained to properly install electric vehicle charging stations. Contact us today to get any additional questions answered and to get an EV charger for your property or business.




Why is the community offering free public charging and not requiring an access fee to use these stations?


The public charging stations can be outfitted with payment acceptors that require a fee before charging can take place. However, there is an additional cost to adding this feature to the charging stations. Similarly, there is an added installation cost, as well as ongoing maintenance fees associated with networking the charging stations to a communications system that supports payment collection. These extra costs are projected to far exceed the cost of providing free charging to the relatively small number of electric vehicles that are expected in the community over the next few years. As supply of EVs expand, it is expected that these public charging stations will eventually require an access fee.




What are the available electric vehicle charging stations?


(1) AC Chargers :- It comes with two Sub Categories For Individual use which comes with upto 7.2 kW power rating.
For Commercial use, which comes with upto 22 kW power rating
(2) DC Chargers :- - DC chargers mostly used in Commercial Charging. We have DC Chargers starting with 15kW to 120 kW Power Rating. For details of the aforementioned chargers, please check our brochure here




Do all electric vehicles have a common plug?


No, all vehicle has different plugs based on manufacturers, however in India the trends is towards Combined Charging System (CCS-2) standards and BHARAT standards.




How do I charge an EV on public networks?


Charge points tend to be similar in operation from network to network, but access requirements and costs can vary. Some require an RFID card to use them, others an app, while an increasing number offer contact-less card payment. Most networks need/allow a user to register details beforehand.




Are LUBI EV charging stations suitable for the workplace?


Yes, very much so. We supply 3 phase units that can charge at 22kw where there is 3 phase power available.




What is OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol)?


Open Charge Point Protocol, OCPP, is designed to make electric vehicle networks open and accessible. It represents a set of standards that create a ‘common language’ between EV charge points and online billing and management platforms. An OCPP compliant charge point is advantageous as it creates the ability to choose and change the online billing and management platform provider on demand.




What's the Difference Between AC charger and DC charger?


There are two kinds of 'fuels' that can be used in electric cars. They're called alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) power. The power that comes from the grid is always AC. However, batteries, like the one in your EV, can only store power as DC. That's why most electronic devices have a converter built into the plug. You may not realize it but every time you're charging a device such as your smart-phone, the plug adapter is actually converting AC power to DC.




Are there public charging station where i can can charge my electric vehicle?


Yes, public charging stations are located in mall parking lots, city garages and many other locations across the country. Some public charging stations are free and others require a fee or a membership. More are being installed all the time but having a home charging station is still a must have for electric vehicle owners.




What is the difference between tethered and untethered socket charging?


Tethered chargers have an integrated all-in-one cable, some electric vehicles are supplied with a socket connector and cable which plugs into an untethered socket charger.