Charging your electric car in stormy weather

With summer and sunshine, unfortunately, often come rain, thunderstorms, and severe weather. But how is it really? Is electric car charging affected by lightning and thunderstorms? Can the wallbox withstand being exposed to large amounts of water? We have compiled a guide on how to think as an electric car owner when stormy weather hits.

Can you charge your electric car in the rain?

Most people know that electricity and water are not a good combination, but the fact is that electric car charging and rain work very well together. The GARO Entity is designed to handle rain and harsh weather and can withstand large amounts of water without any additional protection or accessories.

Keep the connector dry!

As mentioned, electricity and water are rarely a good combination. Therefore, always keep the charging connector dry when not in use. Attach the rubber cover to the connector and hang the cable with the connector facing downward to prevent rainwater from running into the connector.

Be ready when thunderstorms strike

Just like any other electronic device, thunderstorms can cause damage to the wallbox and the electric car. To be safe, you should disconnect the charging cable and stop charging if there is a thunderstorm.

Surge protection provides extra safety

The GARO Entity has built-in surge protection that protects the charger and the vehicle from potential surges caused by lightning strikes. However, despite the excellent protection in the GARO Entity, lightning strikes can still cause damage. Better safe than sorry!

Can you drive an electric car during a thunderstorm?

The idea that it would be dangerous to drive an electric car during a thunderstorm is a myth we can debunk right away. It is just as safe as driving a combustion engine car during a thunderstorm.