Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric vehicles are growing in popularity year on year, with the latest figures suggesting that around 135,000 are currently on UK roads. This increase in popularity means an growing number of owners are looking to have charging facilities on their premises – and there are often incentives for doing so.

As well as being NICEIC approved electrical contractors, the team at Simat have the experience, accreditations and skills needed to install electric vehicle charging points – and can offer a wide range of solutions.

Do you need an electrical vehicle charging point?

There’s sometimes confusion around electric vehicle charging points and whether or not your choice of electric car would require one. To answer the question of whether or not you would require a charging point you should consider which of the following types of electric car you have or are considering purchasing/leasing:

  • A hybrid (HEV)
  • A plug-in hybrid (PHEV)
  • An electric vehicle (EV)

Of the three possibilities, only plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles require charging points – as hybrids (HEVs) recharge their battery while the conventional fuel engine is running.

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Fitting an electric vehicle charger

There are a range of electric vehicle charging points on the market – and the type you need will depend on the fitting location and the type of power supply you have in your property.

You may already know where you’d like a charger fitting – then again, you may like some advice around what’s possible. Either way, we’re happy to help – we are experienced domestic electricians with a can-do attitude – we’ll do our very best to make charging your electric vehicle as easy as possible for you.

It’s rare that two properties are exactly the same, therefore, calling us on 01204 400 696 is a great way to start. We can discuss your vehicle, your property and your exact needs. From there, we can give you some options and an accurate quote.

We only install charging stations that meet the highest manufacture and testing standards – meaning you can rest easy, knowing that your car is charging efficiently and safely.

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Grants available for electric vehicle charging points

The government offers grants as an incentive for people to use electric and plug in hybrid vehicles. They do this through the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the grant could represent up to 75% of the total cost of fitting a charging point at your home.

As such, the price of fitting a charging point in your home could be significantly less than you initially think. Again, if you’d like more information about OLEV grants and the specific requirements that surround them, we’d be delighted to talk to you in more detail.

Contacting Simat about electric vehicle charging points

Whether you have questions around grants or the type of charging point you require – or if you already have an electric vehicle and would simply like a charging point installed in your home, you can get in touch with us by calling us on 01204 400 696 or emailing us directly at info@simatelectrical.co.uk.

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