Drivers First: UK’s Big Look at Electric Cars Powering Your Home


Drivers First: UK’s Big Look at Electric Cars Powering Your Home

It’s no secret that EV Ownership is reaching a tipping point in Britain. New registrations have surged from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 137,000 by March 2018, and a recent study suggests that EVs could account for 30% of all new car sales by 2030.

While the surge in EVs will play a key role in decarbonising road transport, it will also add new demands to the power network, particularly during times of peak demand. Making sure these peak demands can be managed to match with available generation will be vital to keeping the lights on and minimising costs for energy users and EV drivers.

Multiple studies have shown that EV charging points have the capacity to tackle this challenge. If electric vehicles are left plugged into the two-way charging points when not in use, their batteries can feed power into the network at times of peak demand. Just 10 Electric Vehicles can store as much energy as a thousand homes typically consume in an hour.

Smart chargers can also control when cars recharge to avoid stressing the network and to store surplus power when demand is low. This will allow the grid to operate more efficiently, support higher levels of renewables and should mean less reliance on fossil fuels.

With all this in mind there is no better time than now to install an EV charging point because whilst EVs present significant challenges, smart charging technology could help integrate them into the electricity network with minimum disruption.

With more viable options becoming available for technologies such as EV charging, alternative energy is quickly becoming a solution for everyone and here at Ecolution, we are thrilled to be able to offer these technologies to you!

So, if you are looking for an EV Charging point to be installed in your home or business then please call our team for a FREE quote today!

It’s no secret that EV Ownership is reaching a tipping point in Britain. New registrations have surged from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 137,000 by March 2018, and a recent study suggests that EVs could account for 30% of all new car sales by 2030.

While the surge in EVs will play a key role in decarbonising road transport, it will also add new demands to the power network, particularly during times of peak demand. Making sure these peak demands can be managed to match with available generation will be vital to keeping the lights on and minimising costs for energy users and EV drivers.

Multiple studies have shown that EV charging points have the capacity to tackle this challenge. If electric vehicles are left plugged into the two-way charging points when not in use, their batteries can feed power into the network at times of peak demand. Just 10 Electric Vehicles can store as much energy as a thousand homes typically consume in an hour.

Smart chargers can also control when cars recharge to avoid stressing the network and to store surplus power when demand is low. This will allow the grid to operate more efficiently, support higher levels of renewables and should mean less reliance on fossil fuels.

With all this in mind there is no better time than now to install an EV charging point because whilst EVs present significant challenges, smart charging technology could help integrate them into the electricity network with minimum disruption.

With more viable options becoming available for technologies such as EV charging, alternative energy is quickly becoming a solution for everyone and here at Ecolution, we are thrilled to be able to offer these technologies to you!

So, if you are looking for an EV Charging point to be installed in your home or business then please call our team for a FREE quote today!

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