Is it safe to charge in the rain?

Yes! It is safe to charge your EV in the rain. EV charging points and cables are designed to be weatherproof, so you don’t have to worry about rainwater getting into the charging system. Before charging, it’s important to check charging cables to ensure they are not visibly damaged or frayed, as this can pose a risk.

There are some dangers associated with extreme weather and charging. In the event of extreme weather, it is best to keep a car parked in a safe location.

Whilst there is strong regulation around the installation of charging equipment and the safety of that equipment in extreme weather, if a flood-prone area is experiencing high volumes of rain or flash flooding, it is safest not to charge. Instead, find a location away from the flood-prone area.