Swapped Petrol Car For An Electric Vehicle
In March 2021, we started another exciting chapter in our off-grid adventure because we swapped our petrol car for an electric vehicle (EV). Of course, we were determined to charge the car with solar energy.
In order to achieve this, we bought an EV charger to automate car charging. This unit is called ‘the Zappi’ — it makes charging the car very easy while also ensuring that our house batteries are fully charged at the end of the day.
Now, almost a year later, we can report that the system works! We are able to charge the car from our solar microgrid during the day while still using all the normal appliances in the house. In a “normal” house, EV owners would charge their car overnight. Furthermore, if the weather is grey or when on a road trip, we use public car chargers.