Excellent Cost Savings
As well as having no petrol or diesel costs, electric vehicles also have the financial benefits of being car tax exempt, government incentives, no charges for using the London congestion zone and of course, just as importantly, the green benefits of not emitting CO2 into the atmosphere.
As an example of the savings that can be made by running an electric vehicle, to fully charge a 30Kw Nissan Leaf costs about £3.00 and gives about 150 miles range (2p per mile). The larger Tesla costs slightly more for a full charge, but has an increased range of about 220 miles (3p per mile). In comparison, a 2.0ltr diesel car, with an average of 55mpg costs about 10p per mile, plus car tax costs
An major inconvenience is the time it takes to charge a EV. A full charge from a standard household 3 plug mains usually takes between 12 to 15 hours for a Nissan leaf and up to 30 hours for a Tesla Model S. Due to the high ampage drain, this can occasionally lead to overheating and burning in the mains electricity.
Installing a Home Charging Unit
By installing a home charging unit you could fully charge your car within 4 hours, so 2.5 times faster than standard socket. Home Charging points cost as little as £300 if purchased through the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) a government run domestic charging point scheme, and they can be installed in a garage or outside.
Manufactured to British engineering standards and installed by qualified electricians you have a more robust system than your standard 3-pin plug system together with the peace of mind that your car is charging safely.