Electric and hybrid cars are the future. With climate change and carbon emissions concerning people the world over, apart from perhaps Mr Trump, it’s no surprise that the UK government have announced a petrol and diesel car ban by 2040. But just how easy is it to charge hybrid or electric cars? And should you charge up at home, or at work? Well, here at Walker Electrical we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to EV charging points.
EV charging points in the home
The first thing to consider is the ease of charging at home. Installation is simple and quick when you hire a professional team, like us. And there are also government grants available to reduce the cost of your new installation.
Its not just the installation of a charging point that is easier than you might think either. In fact, charging your electric or hybrid car at home, is really straightforward. Not to mention cost effective. All you need to do is park in your garage, or off road parking space as usual, and plug your car in. With built in safety features for every charging point, you can rest assured that your car will be safe and sound. And it will only cost £3 to fully charge your car, which will take you around 150 miles.
The time it takes to charge at home will depend on the type of charging point you have installed. A fast charging point may only need 4 hours, while a slow charging point may need 8.
EV charging points at work
But what can you do if you don’t have a driveway, garage, or off road parking? Well, you will need to rely on publicly available car charging points, or those your workplace owns. The amount of publicly available car charging points will only ever increase, even more so because of the impending ban.
Many businesses and companies have installed EV charging points for their staff, but you will often have to pay to use the service. These are often fast charging types, so your car will be fully charged in four hours, ready to swap in the lunch hour for the next person to charge.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.