Electrical Vehicle Charging
The government have announced that from 2030 new cars and vans can only be sold if they have the compatibility to drive a significant distance with 0 emissions. As the UK strives for a net-zero economy, the move to electric vehicles will have a huge impact on reducing carbon emissions. It is expected that 8 million electric vehicles will be on the road by 2030. In order to achieve this, there needs to be a huge improvement in the infrastructure of electric vehicle charging points.
Charging points can be installed in homes with a garage or driveway, at workplaces, on residential streets, in town centres, public car parks and at destinations, such as shopping centres or motorway service stations.
Majority of charging your EV will be done at home, most likely overnight. We advise that you make sure you are on a suitable electricity tariff. Look out for ‘off-peak’ electricity tariffs such as ‘Economy 7’ that give you a cheaper rate of electricity overnight. Some energy suppliers have started to offer smart tariffs that will allow you to charge your vehicle at the cheapest possible time of day.
As more businesses add electric vehicles to their fleet it is important to improve the infrastructure of workplace charging points. Installing EV charging points in suitable locations for offices, retail outlets, industrial or leisure complexes can benefit employees, customers and the business. By improving the infrastructure in a workplace, you can inspire more employees to "go green".