With the government now providing financial incentive schemes to homeowners for the installation of vehicle charging points in private driveways, there is no better time to look at your eco friendly driving options. And Wessex experts are the best choice to carry out the installation.
For you, your family and the environment
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides homeowners with grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at their property.
From July 2019 it was announced that all government funded home chargepoints for electric and hybrid vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology. That means these chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. This smart charging can reduce high peaks of electricity demands and encourage off-peak charging, keeping costs down for you.
Effective and economical
In the long term, an electric vehicle charge point is the most cost effective and efficient way to charge your car, and Wessex can help you to choose the charging unit that is right for you.
Essentially you have two choices for charging your electric vehicle at home – using your household power supply, or a specially installed unit. A modern 7kw unit will give a full charge to a typical electric car in about four hours, but using your home’s power will take significantly longer. You may consider a faster 22kW unit, or even a Rapid Charger, if your budget and space allow. You also need to decide whether you want wall-mounted units, which are typically cheaper to install, or a post. If your charge point is going to be in an area that is publicly accessible, it is essential to look at securing access. But whatever your choice, Wessex can advise on the best solution for your needs, as well as offering installation and servicing across the full range of options.
Reduce your reliance on remote chargers
Charging when out and about is more expensive than charging at home. Some venues such as hotels and shopping centres give power away for free, but most post chargers cost around £1.50 per hour with rapid chargers being even more expensive.
For your household
You can lower your family’s carbon footprint, reducing emissions, and lower overall running costs by changing your household cars to electric vehicles.
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