Electric Car Charging Solutions by Swindon Pro Electricians
Fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids are becoming increasingly popular and are now available in all shapes and sizes, from two-seater city cars to off-road 4x4s. Electric cars charging technology has evolved considerably with the increase in power and range: buying an electric vehicle is becoming a very real option for many people.
Although electric cars are currently more expensive than conventional vehicles, operating costs are significantly lower. With a home charging station, it would cost as little as 96 pence to fully charge a pure electric car over a 100 mile range. Electric cars are also exempt from London's road tax and congestion charge and are entitled to free parking in most pay zones.
One of the main advantages of electric vehicles is their environmental friendliness. Unlike gasoline or diesel cars, electric cars emit none of the gases that contribute to global warming, making them an excellent choice for anyone concerned about their carbon footprint.
Finally, maintenance costs for electric vehicles chargers are generally much lower. In fact, an electric motor has fewer than 20 moving parts, whereas a conventional motor has hundreds of moving parts, many of which require costly maintenance during their lifetime.
As the demand for environmentally friendly options increases and technology develops, there is undoubtedly an increase in the number of alternative powered vehicles on the roads. In fact, electric vehicles are expected to overtake fossil fuel vehicles within two decades, with charging prices falling.
The Home Electric Vehicle Charging Scheme offers up to 75% of the cost of installing charge points on private property, while the Workplace Charging Scheme offers up to £500 per socket (up to 20 outlets) for commercial property. This makes it an excellent incentive for homeowners and businesses.
Specialists in Charging Point Installation
As a certified OLEV installer, electricians in Swindon can apply for government grants on behalf of commercial and residential customers to reduce the cost of installing charge points in homes, workplaces and destinations. An electrician near me received his certification after following the robust training and testing process of OLEV. With the recent huge boom in the number of electric car owners, more and more people in the UK are choosing to install charging points for electric cars in their homes. They may not be cheap at the outset but considering the lower running costs of electric cars, the uptake is seeing no signs of slowing down.
Getting a charger installed
The average cost of installing a home charging station is £1000, but owners of electric vehicles can receive a government grant of £500 for these costs and a further £300 from the Energy Saving Trust (EST), which significantly reduces the cost. While 80% of electric vehicles are charged by their owners at home, the public charging network is growing, and with it the difference in the cost of charging, depending on the provider.