As we look look to the future, there is one common factor that keeps popping up. That goal of reducing exhaust emissions and protecting the environment the best way we possibly can.
The introduction of electric cars has been a significant milestone for what car manufacturers need to work towards in the future. With more electric cars on our roads today than ever before we need to make sure there is enough charging bays available.
Here at CDS Electrical we install and maintain vehicle charging systems for commercial, domestic and educational premises.
Saving you money
Electric cars are much cheaper to run than there petrol and diesel counterparts. In the UK, the average price of electricity is about 14p per kWh (kilowatt hour) — meaning an entry-level Nissan Leaf’s 40kWh hour battery would cost about £5.60 to fully charge, and that’s good for 168 miles.
For comparison, the average price of petrol in the UK is about £1.20 per litre. Cover 168 miles in a petrol car averaging 50mpg, and you’ll pay about £18.36. It’s easy to see where the cost savings quickly come from.
Utilise overnight electric prices
Installing your own vehicle charging point allows you take advantage of the night rate low cost electricity to charge your car ready for the next day. Petrol and diesel prices are the same no matter what time or day you go.
The Plug-In vehicle grant provides a subsidy towards the purchase of electric vehicles. The maximum grant is £2500 for cars, £7000 for taxis and £2500 for small vans.
The OLEV grant
The OLEV Grant provides £350 off a home charging point. You can claim one charging point per vehicle and up to two charging points per household for qualifying vehicles
The workplace charging scheme
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a grant that businesses can use to reduce the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points for their staff by up to £14,000. The WCS grant is for £350 per charge point socket for up to 40 sockets.
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