If you’re thinking of buying an electric vehicle, we have all the information you need to make the right decision for you. From finding the type of electric vehicle that best suits your needs, planning longer journeys, charging, and information on government grants and incentives, we have the information all in one place.
Charging an electric vehicle is something many prospective owners feel daunted by so we’ve put together a handy guide on how to charge your EV, there’s also an interactive map which lists all of the UK’s public EV charging points. Finally, we’ve included detailed information about all of the latest government grants and incentives, to help you discover the most cost effective schemes for buying your dream electric car. It couldn’t be easier, check out some of our resources below and find out why more people than ever are switching to driving an electric car.
There are two primary ways of charging your electric vehicle. You can do it at home or at a public charging station. The majority of EV owners choose to charge their cars at home overnight, plugging in to a home charging point. These units can charge your EV in a matter of hours and are as easy to use as a mobile phone charger. Even better, there are government grants available to help towards the price of installing one in your home. The other choice for EV drivers is to charge their vehicle using one of the 31,000 public chargpoint connectors across the UK. This network is often used when on longer journeys (rather than a commute, which most EVs can handle easily). Find out more about how easy it can be to charge your EV below.Find out more
Range anxiety is a thing of the past when it comes to driving an electric vehicle. The many of the latest EVs can comfortably handle your daily commute, with a range well over 200 miles on a single charge. With some EVs capable of doing up to 300 miles, the horizons for EV drivers are broader than ever before. What’s more, thanks to the huge public charging network in the UK, planning longer trips and topping up your car’s battery on the go is easier (and far cheaper!) than filling up with petrol or diesel. Check out our interactive charging map which lists all of the UK’s public charging stations and see just how far you could go in your EV – the answer might even surprise you.Find out more
Driving an electric vehicle could save you a substantial amount of money in running, maintenance and service costs, not to mention the significant savings you’ll make on fuel and tax too. See exactly how much your EV could save you on each journey by using our smart EV cost calculator, which will give you an accurate breakdown of every cost involved in driving an EV and show you the equivalent costs for similar petrol and diesel cars.
Prospective EV owners qualify for a number of special Government grants and incentives to help them with the cost of buying an electric vehicle and installing a home charging unit. You could get up to £3,000 off the cost of a new EV, or up to £8,000 off the cost of an electric van. There are also grants worth up to £350 available to help you cover the cost of installing a home charging point. Find out more about all of these grants and savings below.
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