Electric car home charging and installation

Electric car home charging and installation Home Rewires

Electric vehicles are an increasingly attractive option, due to their lower running costs, the expanding choice of models available and intensifying concerns about air quality and climate change. The government have announced the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030, pledging £1.3 billion to accelerate the roll-out of charge points for electric vehicles in homes, streets across the UK and on motorways across England, so people can more easily and conveniently charge their cars.

Electric car home charging and installation will become second nature and a part of everyday life, just like charging your mobile phone is today and as well as being a more environmentally-friendly way to drive, going electric can also save you money on everything from fuel costs and car maintenance to road tax and congestion charges. We anticipate a huge intake in installing charging points at home and we can cover everything from initial advice to installation.

We can’t emphasise enough how convenient a home EV charging point is. By having one installed, you can charge your car whenever it’s idle at home. For most motorists, this would mean waking up to a charged battery every morning. And with most EV’s having ranges that far surpass the average daily distanced travelled by motorists, you can be assured that you’ll have more than enough power to navigate the day. When it comes to charging at home, the only alternative to a home charging point is a standard 3-pin plug. While these can be used to charge an EV, they provide much slower charging speeds.

To fully charge an electric car at home it costs around £5, to charge an EV to 80% at a public rapid charger it costs around £7 to £10. Naturally, this varies depending on the location, tariff, energy cost, battery capacity, charging speed and charge level, but we can say for certain that charging an EV far undercuts fuel costs for a petrol or diesel car, and charging at home is cost effective and convenient.

To get a home EV charger, you’ll need to have dedicated off-street parking. This means you have a garage or driveway where you can park your car that’s away from the road. Lots of people choose to put their charger in their driveway or garage if they have one. This is convenient because it’ll be easy to connect to the mains electricity, while also being close to where you park your car.

At Home Rewires we can supply and install EV Car chargers to your property or if you have already purchased a charger we are happy to install it for you.

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