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With the recent Government announcement banning sales of all petrol and diesel cars by 2030, the use of electric vehicles is currently on the rise and only expected to increase even further.  More and more people are now buying electric cars, it has become apparent the need for home charging to become more accessible.

 

The Department of Transport has made a recent commitment that all new build homes will soon come electric vehicle ready. All new homes will come with charging infrastructure added. This would not include the charging point itself, which would need to be installed and paid for by the homeowner. But, how do you know which brand of electric vehicle to choose? With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the different choices for home electric vehicle charging.

Project EV

Project EV specialise is providing cutting edge electric vehicle charging points for all their customers. Helping to make the transition to electric vehicles as easy as possible, Project EV have a large range of floor and wall-mounted chargers, all of which come packed with features including a compact design and smart apps to help control and manage your electric vehicle charging.

Myenergi Zappi

Founded in 2016, myenergi are at the forefront of British eco-smart technology innovation and manufacture. Zappi is the world’s first solar and wind compatible electric car charger.

Rolec EV

Rolec specialises in simple and convenient home electric vehicle charging enabling drivers to simply and easily charge their electric vehicle using their custom-built app.

Choosing an Electric Vehicle Charging Point

When choosing an electric vehicle charging point, there are several factors you need to consider. These include:

  • Cable Length – This will need to be taken into consideration. The length of the cable will determine how and where you can park your car when you need to plug it in for charging. A flexible cable will always be really useful to help store it away neatly.
  • Tethered or Untethered – Charging points can be tethered with a fixed connection to the charger itself or untethered where they come with a separate charging cable. This will need to be considered when making your decision about which charging point to go for.
  • Price – The cost of having an electric vehicle charging point installed will depend on the model, charging capacity, speed and other features. Take some time to properly research your individual needs and requirements before committing yourself to anything.
  • Smart Features and Apps – Newer models of electric vehicle charging points come with their own dedicated apps, which enable you to monitor and control the charging of your vehicle, along with access to view analytics and data to help you to understand the cost of each charge for your vehicle.

If you are looking to find out more about having an electric vehicle charging point installed at your home, contact our team of expert electricians today. We are OZEV authorised installers of Project EV and Rolec charging points and we offer the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant of up to £350 off each charger installation.

Get in touch with us today to find out more at 01453 764531.