If you’re thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and you’re a little uncertain about your charging options, don’t worry, we’re here to help.
In terms of where to charge, you have three options…
In the UK, there are 60,000-plus electric car chargers available for public use, situated across more than 21,000 locations.
Roughly 57 percent of these are fast-charging (22kW) connectors; 24 percent are slow chargers; and the remaining 19 percent consist of rapid (50kW) and ultra (100kW) connectors.
It’s likely that most of your EV or PHEV charging will take place at home since this is where approximately 80 percent of electric and hybrid owners charge their car’s battery.
At home, there are two charging solutions:
This will very much depend on your employer.
At the very least, you should be able to charge your car using your workplace’s power supply.
However, many companies also provide the use of fast-charging (22kW) connectors.
There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be. With so many available charging options, range anxiety (worrying about running out of power) isn’t likely to be an issue. In any case, electric vehicles are the future of the motor car industry, with COP26 having set a target for all-electric vehicles by 2040.
EVs are cheaper to run than regular cars (including PHEVs), simply because it’s cheaper to charge a battery with electricity than it is to top up a fuel tank with petrol or diesel. An EV produces zero CO2 andNOx emissions – this means it’s completely carbon neutral and, therefore, the most eco-friendly form of motor car. Among other things, EV (and even PHEV) owners are liable to lower Vehicle Excise Duty taxation (VED) rates due to zero/low emissions.