Electric vehicles are a relatively new phenomenon, but they are expected to become the dominant form of vehicle between 2020 and 2030. The government states it is committed to make the UK a world leader in the electric car industry, so it is likely we will see further uptake over the next few years.
In today’s blog we highlight why electric vehicles are beneficial and the services we can offer to help you go green.
Why make the switch to electric?
The transport sector is still the largest contributor to UK greenhouse gas emissions so electric vehicles are an essential part of meeting global goals to combat climate change. They are heavily featured in governmental plans to limit global warming to below 2 degrees.
Although production is not without fossil fuel consumption, at street level they emit zero exhaust emissions and considerably lower lifetime CO2 emissions. Not only does this reduce driver’s carbon footprints, it improves air quality which is better for human health. EV’s are geared up for the future due to their responsiveness and how digitally connected they are, with some vehicles offering charging control via mobile apps.
Besides their environmental benefits, electric vehicles cost less to run and service so they will save you money in the long run too. It generally avoids the petrol station trip which is more convenient for the driver but also beneficial with less petrol consumed. Although electricity is used to power electric cars, there is the possibility of using renewable energy sources to charge them, reducing the environmental impact further.
If you want to choose a ‘greener’ vehicle there are a range of options available from battery electrics to hybrid vehicles. Electric vehicles have become much more affordable with firms such as Tesla restructuring their strategies to focus on electromobility. The industry is likely to continue expanding as climate concerns grow.
Installing a smart-charging point means vehicles can be conveniently charged. These home wall mounted kits can ‘smart charge’, reducing high peaks of electricity demands and minimising the proportion of the house’s electricity used up by the car. If you meet the eligibility criteria, The Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) grant is available through Norcroft Energy.
For commercial vehicle charging points, Norcroft offer a range of options from standalone free-to-use units to communicated systems with connected back-office platforms for billing purposes.
Are you considering an electric vehicle? Talk to the team today to discuss the best option for you, your business and your family.