Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Electric vehicles are an increasingly attractive option, due to their lower running costs, the expanding choice of models available and intensifying concerns about air quality and climate change.

Benefits of electric vehicles

While the initial upfront purchase price of an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle can be higher, this is offset by lower running costs. Electric vehicles offer savings including:

  • A full charge in a pure electric vehicle will give a typical range of over 200 miles and will be considerably cheaper compared to the equivalent mileage in a petrol / diesel vehicle. The cost savings will be greatest when owners charge at home and have access to an off-peak overnight electricity tariff.
  • There are fewer mechanical components in an electric vehicle compared with conventional vehicles, which often results in lower servicing and maintenance costs.