The Rise of Electric Vehicles: Are We Ready?


The Rise of Electric Vehicles: Are We Ready?

It’s no surprise that we’re beginning to see a decline in the uptake of diesel cars throughout the country, with the news the government will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, and with electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more accessible, affordable and genuinely attractive purchases for more and more people.

Whilst many of the more established models of electric cars have higher upfront costs than their petrol and diesel counterparts, they do have a good return on investment. Currently, fully charging a Tesla costs just £1 to £3 per day, with a £10-a-year fee to use nationwide charging points.
Alongside the main motivation of tackling climate change, poor air quality is becoming the focus for giving car owners incentives to discard of their diesel vehicles citing it as the “biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK”

However, with electric cars presently equating to less than 1% of new sales, a drastic shift from diesel to electric will require a lot of changes.
Nevertheless, as of December last year, figures show there were 132,000 electric and hybrid cars on UK roads, with 2017 seeing the biggest increase in EV purchases with 47,00 for that year.

As mentioned in a previous blog Kent are well on the way to making the switch to electric vehicles and are spearheading the move to a sustainable future. Currently, the local authority with the highest number of registered plug-in vehicles at the end of September last year was Sevenoaks with 289, followed by Tunbridge Wells with 261 and Tonbridge and Malling with 260!

While this technology is still relatively new for most individuals there are efforts being made in helping to create a greener future on the roads. The Government announced last year that £400 million would be pumped into creating a world-leading electric car charging infrastructure, with charging locations being added around the UK daily. Even in July of last year, 255 locations were added in just 30 days.

This alone is just public charging points and doesn’t consider the rise of personal home charging points which would produce a figure of well over 100,000 dedicated EV charging points in total.

With these figures showing the rise in electric vehicles it was also noted that homeowners and companies were making the most of their renewable technology systems, by utilizing their solar panels on their roofs to generate their own electricity which means charging their cars for free!

With the certainty that this technology will become extremely popular in the next few decades, costs will plummet and become accessible to practically everyone.

Which is why we now offer EV Charing installation services alongside our other renewable technologies! With the future looking green we look forward to the days of solar-powered electric cars, but until then please get in touch with our team today to discuss installing your EV charging point!

It’s no surprise that we’re beginning to see a decline in the uptake of diesel cars throughout the country, with the news the government will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, and with electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more accessible, affordable and genuinely attractive purchases for more and more people.

Whilst many of the more established models of electric cars have higher upfront costs than their petrol and diesel counterparts, they do have a good return on investment. Currently, fully charging a Tesla costs just £1 to £3 per day, with a £10-a-year fee to use nationwide charging points.
Alongside the main motivation of tackling climate change, poor air quality is becoming the focus for giving car owners incentives to discard of their diesel vehicles citing it as the “biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK”

However, with electric cars presently equating to less than 1% of new sales, a drastic shift from diesel to electric will require a lot of changes.
Nevertheless, as of December last year, figures show there were 132,000 electric and hybrid cars on UK roads, with 2017 seeing the biggest increase in EV purchases with 47,00 for that year.

As mentioned in a previous blog Kent are well on the way to making the switch to electric vehicles and are spearheading the move to a sustainable future. Currently, the local authority with the highest number of registered plug-in vehicles at the end of September last year was Sevenoaks with 289, followed by Tunbridge Wells with 261 and Tonbridge and Malling with 260!

While this technology is still relatively new for most individuals there are efforts being made in helping to create a greener future on the roads. The Government announced last year that £400 million would be pumped into creating a world-leading electric car charging infrastructure, with charging locations being added around the UK daily. Even in July of last year, 255 locations were added in just 30 days.

This alone is just public charging points and doesn’t consider the rise of personal home charging points which would produce a figure of well over 100,000 dedicated EV charging points in total.

With these figures showing the rise in electric vehicles it was also noted that homeowners and companies were making the most of their renewable technology systems, by utilizing their solar panels on their roofs to generate their own electricity which means charging their cars for free!

With the certainty that this technology will become extremely popular in the next few decades, costs will plummet and become accessible to practically everyone.

Which is why we now offer EV Charing installation services alongside our other renewable technologies! With the future looking green we look forward to the days of solar-powered electric cars, but until then please get in touch with our team today to discuss installing your EV charging point!

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