The Benefits of Electric Vehicles
The last 10 years has seen a dramatic rise in the demand for electric vehicles (EVs). This can be attributed to a number of factors; including the constant improvement of the technology used in creating and fueling EVs; the change in our public perception of the effect that we are having on our environment, and how EVs can help us to reduce our own carbon footprint; and the upcoming government ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030.
In 2010, there were 138 electric cars registered in the UK. By February 2021, this number had risen exponentially to 215,000 pure-electric cars and over 455,000 plug-in vehicles (including hybrids). This increase is evidence of the improved technology of EVs and the desire of the public to reduce their own carbon emissions.
By 2030, the sale of any new petrol or diesel vehicles will be banned. As such, it is now more important than ever to start thinking about when you will be acquiring your own EV and charging point. Many locations already have charging stations where you can refuel your EV for a fee. However, charge points can be installed on any domestic or commercial property, making it easier - and cheaper - for you to refuel your vehicle at home or while you are at work.
There are many advantages to owning an electric vehicle and having an EV charge point installed on your property.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!
Driving an EV means that you are using cleaner fuel than that of a petrol or diesel vehicle. This means that you can drastically reduce your carbon emissions by over 50%. If, like us, you are looking for ways in which you can help to better look after our environment and our planet, then driving an electric vehicle is a huge step to reducing your carbon footprint!
Reduce Your Fuel Bills!
Electric vehicles are significantly cheaper to refuel than petrol or diesel vehicles, around 80% depending on your energy provider! This means that you can recoup the cost of installation through fuel savings! This is especially true if you have any renewable energy sources installed on your property, which can save you up to 99% on your fuel bills!
Compatibility With Renewable Energy Sources
EV charge points can be connected to any renewable energy sources on your property, such as solar panels, to further reduce your energy costs. An EV charge point can use the electricity that has been converted by your solar panels in order to charge your vehicle. In some cases, it is possible to fully refuel your vehicle entirely from your renewable energy sources.
It takes approximately 8 hours for an EV to fully charge its battery. This means that you can leave your vehicle plugged in overnight or while you are at work in order to ensure that it is fully refuelled for when you need it!
Constantly Improving Technology
Due to the increase in demand for EVs and their charge points, these vehicles and their technology is regularly being improved upon. A contemporary electric vehicle is just as efficient as their petrol and diesel counterparts. As the roads begin to fill up with more and more electric vehicles, it won’t be long until EVs are far superior in every way to their petrol and diesel cousins.
At Intelligent Electrics, we specialise in the installation of any EV charge points on domestic and commercial properties. If you would like to know more about EV charge points and our services, call us today on 07925555369.
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