With the government announcing to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030, more people are looking to electric vehicles as a more viable option. Only a few years ago electric vehicles were not considered by many to be a very viable, due to both the cost of the vehicles themselves and the distance in which they could travel.
Fortunately, over the past couple of years the technology within the EV sector has come on leaps and bounds, making electric vehicles a much more viable option for people wanting to both save on running cost, as well as trying to minimise their carbon footprint.
In order to be eligible for OLEV funding you must be a homeowner or have permission from your landlord and have access to off-street parking. As well as either own an approved electric vehicle or have a lease contract of at least 6 months in order to qualify.
This depends greatly on the electric vehicle you buy and how you wish to charge it. However, there are many studies and manufactures claiming running cost of between 3-6 pence per mile.
When compared to petrol (15.8 ppm) or diesel (13.4 ppm) the savings can become very clear.
Public EV charge points are increasing by the day and can often be found in the carparks of supermarkets, restaurants and other public parking areas of Plymouth. There are a number of apps which can be downloaded with up to date charging locations. A popular app is Zapmap, which has thousands of listed EV charge points.
Once again, this does greatly depend on the vehicle you have, charger being used and how low you battery is. On top of this, there are also slow, fast and rapid chargers available which can fully charge a vehicle in anywhere between 30 minutes and 10 hours.
With many domestic homes only able to have “slow chargers” installed. 10 hours can seem a very long time. However, with many cars offering over 200 miles to a full charge, It is unlikely most people will completely drain a battery every day. Plus, your car will normally be charged at night whist you sleep.
For charging at home, Type 1 and Type 2 are the most commonly used connections between the charger and the vehicle. The charging type you’ll require, will be determined by the electric vehicle you purchase. Type 1 connectors have 5-pin plug and are only capable of handling single phase power. Whilst Type 2 is rapidly becoming the most popular charging connection, which can handle both single and three phase power though a 7-pin plug.
If you’re a private homeowner or landlord looking for a domestic electrician near me, Care Projects can help. From our offices in Plymouth, we offer a comprehensive range of domestic electrical services including installations, fault finding and repairs. Our domestic electrical services include:
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At Care Projects, we install high-quality 18th edition consumer units. Our highly skilled electricians boast decades of combined experience installing and maintaining consumer units and will strive to complete your installation to the highest possible standard.
An EICR determines whether or not the electrical system within your home is up to date and safe to use. If you own your home, it is recommended you receive a valid EICR from a registered electrician to ensure you, your home and your family aren’t at risk.
If you have an issue with your lighting circuits or consumer unit, Care Projects can help. Our team of experienced electricians can identify and diagnose all kinds of electrical faults, and resolve the issue with efficiency and professionalism.
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Whatever fire detection system you require, Care Projects can provide a FREE survey of your property. Our team of professional electricians will design a system that meets your unique requirements as well as install, service and maintain it to the highest possible standard.
In the UK, it is a legal requirement that all commercial buildings including tenancies have a valid, up to date EICR from a registered electrician. At Care Projects, we offer a fair and affordable EICR testing service.
The team at Care Projects specialise in electrical services for care environments, including the installation of nurse call systems. We work with the UK’s top manufacturers to ensure you receive a high-quality, fit-for-purpose nurse calling system.
The EV sector has evolved dramatically in recent years, making electric vehicles a much more viable option for many. At Care Projects, we install a vast array of different car chargers and charging stations. We’re also OLEV approved.
Care Projects specialise in emergency lighting systems for commercial and industrial properties, including medical and education facilities. We design and install functional, efficient emergency lighting systems that meet regulations and ensure the safety of all occupants.
If you are a care provider looking for electrical, fire or nurse call services, we can offer an all in one solution. We also offer a range of domestic electrical services for owner-occupied homes and landlords, including electrical repairs, home lighting, rewiring and electrical tests and inspections.