Vehicle Charging Points
Driving down the cost of travel
Although the upfront cost of electric vehicles (EVs) are often higher, EV's can be much cheaper to run due to the low cost of electricity compared to petrol or diesel.
Vehicle charging points can be installed in a number of places (such as garage or driveways, workplaces, on residential streets, in town centres, public car parks or motorway service stations) but the majority of charging will often be done at home. If you have a driveway or garage, the cheapest and most convenient way is to install a dedicated charge point.
The exact costs of charging depend on what sort of vehicle you have and the size of its battery. For some examples, take a look at the worked examples in the table (below). The smaller batteries of plug-in hybrids cost less to recharge but the higher cost of the petrol or diesel required for the vehicle’s engine also needs to be factored in. The petrol and diesel cost will vary depending on how frequently the car is recharged and driven on the battery power.
*figures taken from Energy Saving Trust website
Are you eligible for the OLEV EVHS grant?
The OLEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme covers up to 75% of the costs (capped at £500, inc VAT) of installing a home charge point. You may be eligible for this Scheme if:
You have dedicated off-street parking.
Your plug-in vehicle was purchased after 1st October 2016.
You have not already claimed the grant for your vehicle.
By claiming the grant, you are not exceeding the limit of two OLEV funded chargepoints per household.
Equipment for all makes and models of Electric Vehicles
We work closely with a number of charge point providers to offer a full range of home, commercial and workplace solutions for Electric Vehicle charging. Our industry knowledge means we are able to provide systems for all types of vehicle manufacturer.
To discuss your EV charging requirements, please contact us.