According to Bloomberg The electric vehicle (EV) market has grown rapidly from just a few thousand sales in 2010 to 2 million at the last count in 2018. It is predicted that 57% of all passenger vehicles sold will be electric by 2040 according to the same study.
The infrastructure, however, is not sufficiently in place to make it easier to switch unless you can charge your car at home or at work. The good news is you can and we can install your EV charger for you.
Getting equipped with a home electric car charger while the OLEV grant is still available makes sense if you are planning to invest in a fully electric vehicle in the near future.
As long as you use a fully accredited installer like us and have a parking space on your premises the application for the grant and the installation process is easy. You can even contact us for advice if you need help.
Most of the major car manufacturers are now developing cars that run solely on electricity and the range of some of these cars has now been extended significantly making them a viable option for commuting, the school run or longer journeys.
The OLEV Grant
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has been set up to make the UK a leading nation in the development of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
If you have off street parking and own an electric vehicle, then you may be able to take advantage of the scheme and benefit from up to £350 towards the cost of installation of your EV charger.
Do you qualify for the OLEV grant?
Qualifying for the grant is easy. You just need to be able to say yes to the following criteria:
Our installation team are City & Guilds accredited electricians with thousands of hours of experience installing electric vehicle charge points.
As accredited installers of electric vehicle chargers, we have installed electric vehicles chargers in many homes across Chester, Wrexham and the surrounding areas. There a 3 simple steps to installing your charger…
Book Your Fitting
To get a quote, simply answer a few questions online by filling in our enquiry form. We’ll then book your fitting and even apply for the OLEV grant on your behalf.
Our team will visit your home or business to install your electric vehicle charger. Fitting takes approximately 3 hours and then we’ll show you how it all works.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
If you charge your car using an EV charging station it should take from 1 and 4 hours or 20 mins on a fast charger you may fine at a filling station.
Can’t I just use a normal socket?
It is of course possible but not advisable unless you want to risk a fire or electric shock due to overheating of cables and so on. Standard house sockets are just not made for charging electric vehicles and using one could do more harm than good. There is also the time factor consider which can be 6 to 8 hours charge time as opposed to half that for an EV charging station.
How much does it cost to charge my car?
Electricity costs vary depending on your supplier but a full charge will const in the region of £8.00 for a 60kWh battery that has a 200 mile range. Fast charge at a motorway service station would cost around £6.50 and get you a range of 100 miles.
How much will it increase my electric bill?
Obviously charging a car up regularly at home will have an impact on your electricity bill, but batteries are far more efficient now than they used to be and the range on a charge has also improved dramatically. A tesla for example can go more than 300 miles on a single charge. The real benefit becomes apparent when you compare the cost of charging up with fueling up at the pump. On some electric cars you can save 70% annually on fuel bills by making the switch to electric. This is a massive saving which will more than make up for the extra you pay on electricity.
How can I save money charging my electric vehicle?
The best time to charge your car is at night using your own electricity. This will ensure you’re on the cheapest rate. It will work out a lot more expensive if you only charge at public charging points en route to your destination so it will certainly save you money to have your own EV charger installed by us!
Can I use the same charger on any electric vehicle?
Unlike mobile phones it is possible in most cases to charge any electric car with the same EV charger but there are exceptions. It is worth checking with your manufacturer particularly if you have a Tesla.
Will an EV charger need to be maintained regularly?
As with any electrical fixture it is worth checking that everything is in working order on a regular basis.