Charging Your Electric Car At Home

Technology and its adoption is moving incredibly fast in the electric vehicle industry and when it comes to charging your electric car at home, there is a lot of information out there.

With this in mind, we have done a very quick summary of some important things to understand and to get right when you choose your vehicle or electric car charging point. Doing so will make your electric vehicle journey mush smoother and certainly less daunting.

Moving to new technology may be out of your comfort zone, however, the shift to this type of vehicle is happening in a major way now and with the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) pushing for this to be the new “norm”, getting ahead of the major wave will have its benefits.

Electric car model BMWi3

How can I benefit from an Electric Car

There are three core benefits to moving to an electric vehicle:

  • Financial
  • Environmental
  • An electric future

Financial – By making the switch to an electric vehicle, you will save money each time you charge. The cost of charging the average electric vehicle is approximately just 25% of that of filling up your car with petrol and even more with diesel.

On top of that, things like servicing and ongoing maintenance are more cost-efficient.

The initial cost of purchasing an electric vehicle is currently higher than that of petrol but prices are starting to reduce and will continue to do so as more manufacturers continue to release their own models.

Environmental – There is no doubt about it – zero emissions is much better for the environment. We’ve seen this recently in cities across the world as the COVID-19 pandemic took over.

An Electric Future – Electric vehicles are not just here to stay, soon they will be the norm as more and more households and individuals begin to use them. Keeping up with this new way of transportation means you’re not left in the dark.

What Equipment Do I need?

When it comes to charging your electric vehicle at home there are a number of different setups available but by far the most efficient is a level two, dedicated charging point which means you are not running the risk of charging from a standard plug and it means your vehicle will charge in just a few short hours.

Are There Grants Available?

In short, yes! Grants are available for people who are purchasing electric vehicles. And when it comes to charging points, OLEV provides a grant here towards the cost of installation too. Our team is happy to help and will even make this claim for you.

Let Go Electric Be Your Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installers

We are a family team that works across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We care about your circumstance and we’re always happy to advise. If you think it might not be possible for an install, talk to us and we’ll be happy to help. All you need is a place for off street parking.

Find out how Go Electric can support you on your electric vehicle charging journey. Call us on 0303 100 4101, use the contact form below or email us.

We can provide initial advice and offer a free site survey to make sure you get the right install for your home or place of work.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Contact Us

Use the form to contact our team and we’ll be in touch to arrange your free site survey.