The cost of charging an EV is different depending on if you are charging at home, work or public charging.
You can purchase a home charging point to charge your EV at home. The government offer a OLEV Grant for those customers who purchase a eligible electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from 1st October onwards. This grant entitles you for a grant of up to £500 to purchase and install a home charger.
Having a home charging point means:
Make sure you select the charging point that is compatible to your car, there are Type 1 and Type 2 plug points.
Although electric vehicles may tend to be more expensive than some new Petrol or Diesel Vehicles, there are many other factors that bring the overall cost down.
*not all EV models qualify for the grant, to find out what specific models the grant is applicable for, click here.
The future of the car industry is electric. Here at Wilsons, we’re dedicated to being at the forefront of the latest major change in the motor industy, and as a result we’ve become Surrey’s leading electric car specialist. We stock the most popular electric and hybrid models available from the market leading Nissan Leaf to the top of the range Tesla vehicles, our latest franchise Hyundai who are investing heavily in this sector as well as hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Mitsubishi Outlander.
An electric car, put simply, is a vehicle that’s powered by an electric motor rather than by a petrol or diesel engine. The 100% electric vehicles (EVs) run solely on electricity, and the plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have a small engine for when the rechargeable battery runs low. They’re safe, cheap to run, and with the market expanding all the time, come in different shapes and sizes to meet individual drivers’ needs.
Not only are electric vehicles getting better by the year in terms of technology and range, they’re also being heavily invested in as the future means of transport. The UK government plans to put a lot of money into EV battery research to make them the cheapest, greenest and most efficient option for all drivers.
It’s estimated that by the mid-2020s, EVs will outcompete traditional cars on running costs, and by 2040, petrol and diesel cars will no longer exist. Indeed, the popularity of hybrid models is steadily rising already with tougher emissions legislation and the backlash against diesels.
There is also an ever-expanding network of EV charging stations, including rapid charging stations for people on the go. Most EVs can now achieve a range of 70 to 130 miles as standard, with more advanced models easily able to do between 200 and 300 miles. The average commute is fewer than 40 miles a day, meaning that even the shortest range of EVs will be more than enough to satisfy your requirements. So-called ‘Range anxiety’ has become a thing of the past.
So, get ahead today by checking out our huge range of electric and hybrid vehicles on offer. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to contact us online or pop into our showroom for a chat with one of our specialist hybrid and EV advisors, and we’ll happily introduce you to the exciting world of electric vehicle ownership.