Running an electric or hybrid vehicle is a great way to save money as well as the planet. Compared to the cost of petrol and diesel, it’s around a fifth of the price. On top of electricity being a much cheaper solution, electric vehicle owners also get a break from road tax and running costs.
Charging your vehicle at home can significantly reduce the cost of running your vehicle when compared to the price of using public charging facilities, because you’re using your own electricity.
So charging your electric vehicle at home can save you time, money and effort, as well as giving you peace of mind.
What Are The Benefits of Electric Vehicle Charging at Home?
Electric Vehicle Charging at Home is Cheaper
- Home charging points use your own electricity supply, meaning there are no additional costs.
- If you have a smart electricity meter, you can monitor how much you use when charging, making it easier to budget.
- With the government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) grant, you can apply to get up to £350 off the cost of your installation.
Electric Vehicle Charging at Home is Safer
- Home charging points are wired directly to your fuse board, making them safe to install and use.
- Charging units are designed with overload protection to ensure there are no accidents.
- They’re also weatherproof, meaning wet and rainy conditions pose no safety problems.
Electric Vehicle Charging at Home is More Convenient
- With a charging point at home, there’s no need to queue at your local public charging point.
- You don’t need to reserve charge in your car to get it to a public charging station – if your battery is out of charge when it reaches home, no problem.
- You can top up your battery any time your car is parked at home.
- You can charge your car overnight, ensuring you always have a full battery in the morning.
How Do I Get a Home Electric Charging Point Installed?
To charge your vehicle at home, you will need to have a compatible charging unit installed where you park your vehicle. This unit is a small, weatherproof charging port that mounts to your wall and connects to your vehicle via a cable.
There are some basic requirements you need to meet in order to be able to have a charging point installed at home. First, you need access to legal, off-street parking, such as a driveway or garage. Second, you need to be the owner of the home, or get permission from your landlord, to get an electric charging point installed.
Home charging units must be installed by qualified specialist engineer so why not contact GME Group Limited on 01435 868988 and talk to us about your requirements. We offer a wide range of electric vehicle charging units from leading brands. We’ll help you decide which home charging point is best for you, and advise you on the best location for your electric vehicle charging unit.
Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Units
An increasing number of companies are installing workplace electric vehicle charging units for use by employees and visitors. As with home-based charging, plugging in an electric vehicle at the workplace makes sense, as an employee’s vehicle will typically be stationary for most of the day when it can be conveniently charged. Work-based electric vehicle chargers can also play a role in attracting customers to visit a commercial or retail site.
For businesses wanting to future-proof their premises and improve their green credential, which GME Group always try to encourage, we offer a wide range of commercial electric vehicle charging points.
Get Your Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Today
GME Group Limited supports renewable energy so we now provide our customers with the most effortless and future-proof solutions for smart electric vehicle charging. If you require am electric vehicle charging unit installed in your home, we’ve got you covered. Our electric vehicle charging solutions enable you to make electric vehicle charging a seamless part of your everyday life.