In the UK there are Government grants for both purchasing of the vehicles and for the fitment of charging units, and once you purchase or lease your new car the costs of running your car will fall dramatically.
Electric Vehicles (EV) can at first glance look more expensive than traditional combustion engines equivalents, however there are a lot of savings to be had, and the installation of a home chargers is just one. If you install a smart home charger you could be eligible for a grant towards the cost of the install.
Charging at home is one of the biggest benefits of going electric, and smart charging with an off-peak electricity tariff can save the average driver over £200 per year. So, it’s worth making sure you speak to us and get the right home charger.
Off-peak electricity tariffs can be as cheap as 5p / kWh, compared to typical unit rates of around 16p - 18p / kWh. This means that you can cut your bill by over 70% by using a smart charger to get all of your charging in the cheap hours of the night.
And more good news - the electricity grid is cleanest during the night-time hours, when most power comes from either wind or nuclear. On average, it’s 25% cleaner during the night than during the evening in the UK. So, smart charging will cut your carbon too.
If you’ve got solar panels then you’re certainly going to want to make the most of all that clean power that you generate.
We sell chargers that can speak to your solar system. So, if you tell it to charge only on solar, it will wait for your system to be generating more power than you’re using in the home. At that point, it will switch on and vary the power going to the car to match the excess generation from your solar.
Other EV savings
Alongside saving on your charging Electric Vehicles can save you money on :-
There are also schemes in place for company employees to take advantage of the low or even zero Benefit-in-Kind taxations(BIK) EV’s are not just environmentally friendly they are also friendly to you bank account !
Start saving today and talk to us about the installation of a Smart Home charger