When the UK government first announced its decision to ban all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, some thought it was an unrealistic goal. However, as we approach the end of 2021, the number of electric vehicles on UK roads continues to increase substantially, making it clear that the future of transportation is electric.
While electric vehicles are great for the environment, they are convenient for drivers too. EV drivers can benefit from cheaper maintenance costs, an improved driving experience, and reduced fuel costs.
To enjoy the benefits of owning an electric vehicle, EV drivers are encouraged to invest in home EV charge point installation. Charging at home is the most convenient way to power your electric vehicle, as you won’t have to spend hours at a public EV charge point. But there has been a worry that electricity prices will increase to reflect the demand of the ever-increasing numbers of electric vehicles on our drives.
The good news is that some companies, such as OVO Energy, have now launched a flat-rate price for EV charging, helping EV owners cement those savings made on running costs.
What is the New Green EV Flat Rate?
OVO Energy has released a new EV flat rate that can reduce the cost of charging an electric vehicle by up to 75%. The ‘Drive Anytime’ flat rate does away with traditional off-peak benefits, making EV charging more convenient.
The guaranteed flat rate allows EV drivers to charge their vehicles at a tariff of 5p per kWh, at all times of the day. Unlike other tariff options, Drive Anytime relies on AI to determine the best time to charge. The AI algorithm will notify you when prices are low, and energy is at its greenest. You can control your EV charging and automate it using the OVO app.
Drive Anytime also allows EV drivers to split their EV charging bill from their home electricity charges. You will also receive credits for the electricity saved while using smart charging. The energy splitting and electricity credits will help EV drivers save even more.
How Can You Save with EV Charge Point Installation?
Home EV charge point installation allows you to take full advantage of the reduced tariffs.
Some drivers may choose to charge their electric vehicles using a standard three-pin plug. A three-pin plug can only supply eight miles of range per hour, rendering it the least efficient way to charge your electric vehicle. An EV wallbox charger, on the other hand, can charge your electric vehicle at a speed of 3.6kW or 7kW, which supplies around 15-30 miles of range per hour.
EV drivers can also reduce the cost of EV charge point installation through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. The Scheme can cover up to £350 or 75% of the cost of buying and installing an EV charge point.
Why Choose EV Charge Point Installation from Applegarth?
The UK government and private sector have taken many steps to incentivise Britons to drive electric vehicles. However, without reliable EV charge point installation, owning an electric vehicle can be inconvenient and costly.
Good EV charge point installation starts with choosing a reputable, accredited, and experienced EV installation company.
Applegarth has over 15 years’ experience in renewable energy installations. We are an OLEV approved installation company, allowing us to provide OLEV grant application support and the highest quality service to our clients.
If you are looking for a reputable home EV charge point installation team, look no further. Get in touch with us today at 0151 649 8350 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our experienced engineers will get you started with an obligation-free quote.