Electric vehicles are taking the world by storm. They are sleek, new, smart, and altogether appealing for many. Pair that with the fact that year over year their sticker price is becoming more attainable for the masses, and you have yourself a perfect storm!
Many experts agree that electric vehicles (EVs) are the way of the future. They are far more sustainable, and a more green solution for a world consistently more concerned with eco-friendly living. However, those considering buying an EV are likely to have a few questions and concerns that need to be answered before going in and getting an Electrical Vehicle Charger Installation.
There are more public charging stations for EVs than there have been in years past – by far. However, the benefits of having your own charging station at home are pretty huge for EV owners. Let’s take a look at just a few of these benefits, and why you should consider installing an electric vehicle charger in your home.
They’re Far More Convenient
Most of us charge our devices overnight. It’s a convenient way to make sure that when you start your day, your devices are juiced and ready to go. How often have you found yourself forgetting to charge your phone overnight, only to find it has 5% right before you have to go to work? It’s pretty frustrating! However, mobile phones can be charged almost anywhere. Electric vehicles cannot.
The average charging time for an EV is between 4-6 hours. Of course, depending on the size of the battery and the power of the charging point this timeframe can change. However, the point remains, it takes a while to charge your car. It’s never as simple as pulling up and filling the battery.
If you are running low on battery, and need to get somewhere, this can prove disastrous. You could end up waiting several hours at the charging point just to get enough juice to make it to where you need to go. Having an electric vehicle charging point at home eliminates this worry. Much like your mobile device, you can plug your EV in at night and be guaranteed a full ‘tank’ each morning.
They Save Money
Whenever a third party is involved, profits have to be made. Companies like BP or Shell who are leading the charge–pun intended–are going to tack on extra fees for using their charging stations. These are fees you can avoid by simply charging at home.
Many electricity providers offer flat rates or incentives on your bill for charging your EV at home. In addition, the actual charging points themselves are relatively cost-friendly.
It’s always going to save you money to cut out the profiting middle man by taking care of the task at home. In addition, you don’t have to concern yourself with fluctuating energy costs that might change due to corporate reasons. All in all, charging at home is a far more budget-friendly option.
They Increase Property Value
Europe has the strongest growth of EV sales in the world. Worldwide, the sale of EVs is growing exponentially year over year. As we mentioned above, electric vehicles are becoming more popular as time goes on and they become more accessible. This means that the potential for future home buyers to have an EV is growing.
Having an EV charging point installed in a home already is a huge selling point for real estate agents. It is something that many homes do not currently offer, and could make the world of difference if you ever decide to sell your home. While it might seem odd, the fact is that EV charging points can definitely make a property far more enticing.
If you are ever going to consider putting your home on the market, having something as cutting edge as an EV charging point is huge. This is just one small benefit that many homeowners don’t consider, but should. EV charging points make your home more valuable for the future!
They Give You More Options
Charging points come in three different levels. Level 1, level 2, and level 3. Each level has an increasing amount of power output that will charge your vehicle faster and more efficiently. Level 1 charging points are always the slowest, and are generally going to be used only when you can take the time to charge your vehicle for 8-12 hours. Level 2 charging stations can charge much faster, but still take several hours to reach a full charge. Level 3 charging stations can charge some EVs in as little as 30 minutes!
Most public EV charging points are level 2. This means, like we discussed earlier, that you are going to have to spend a lot of time topping up. When installing an EV charging point at your home, you get the chance to choose whatever you want. You can choose to opt for the faster and more powerful level 3, and have the added bonus of charging your vehicle on the fly.
Installing an EV charging point in your home gives you the chance to choose how powerful you want it, the style you want, the color you want, etc,. You get to control your charging destiny, instead of being at the whims of whatever public stations have to offer.
If you are considering buying an electric vehicle, or if you already own one, the answer is pretty simple. Having an electric vehicle charging point at your home is a far better option than simply relying on public stations. Our team at TRS Electric is fully capable and certified to install your own home EV charging point in Huddersfield. So contact us today, and be on your way to a faster, cheaper EV charging tomorrow!