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What is the difference between tethered or untethered EV charging?

Electric vehicle chargers for home use are available in two styles: tethered and untethered. Each style has its own advantages and factors to take into account when choosing.
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An untethered charger


30 April 2024

A tethered charger is one where the lead you plug into your car is attached to the wallbox supplying the electricity – so no need to take the charging leads out of your boot. Most of these come with a Type 2 plug, which is fine for the majority of modern EVs, but some cars have a different type of socket, so the plug won’t work.

Untethered chargers have a detachable cable, they are often smaller and cheaper and are also considered tidier.

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