Electric vehicle sales are growing in the UK as the country prepares for diesel and petrol cars to be completely phased out by 2030.
There are several benefits of electric cars, including:
Environmental benefits: Electric cars produce zero emissions while driving, making them a cleaner and more sustainable option than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. By reducing greenhouse gas emissions, electric cars help to combat climate change and improve air quality.
Lower operating costs: Electric cars are much cheaper to run than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Electricity costs are typically much lower than petrol, and electric cars require less maintenance.
Energy efficiency: Electric cars are much more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered vehicles, meaning they use less energy to travel the same distance. Electric motors convert over 75% of the energy from the battery to power the wheels, whereas petrol engines typically convert only about 20% of the energy stored in petrol into usable power.
However, you must ensure your battery has enough power to reach your destination when you own an electric vehicle. An EV cannot be charged in the short time it takes to fill up with petrol, even with super fast chargers, which may not be available when you need to charge.
Public EV Chargers in Gravesend
There are currently around 11 public charging point locations in Gravesend. The most efficient method to find Gravesend charging points is using a website like Zap-Map or their iOS or Android smartphone app.
You can find public charging points in Gravesend at the following locations.
- Clive Road
- Parrock Street Car Park
- BP Clocktower Gravesend
- Milton Place Car Park
- Echo Square Car Par
- Lansdown Place Car Park
- Cygnet Leisure Centre
- Ye Olde Leather Bottel
- Lidl Gravesend Coldharbour
- Roman Road
- George Gravesend A2
Gravesend Car Park Grant
The car park in Parrock Street, Gravesend, closed for nine days last October for the installation of 20 EV charging points. The government Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) granted £107,764 to the car park to fund the project.
Home EV Chargers Vs. Public Chargers
There are several benefits of installing an EV charger at home instead of relying on public charging points, including:
Convenience: With a home EV charger, you can charge your electric car whenever it’s convenient for you, without having to worry about the availability of public charging points. This means you can start each day with a full battery without having to make an extra trip to a public charging point.
Savings: Home EV charging is typically cheaper than public charging points, as you can use lower electricity rates, especially during off-peak hours. You also won’t have to pay additional fees that some public charging points may require.
Time savings: Home EV charging is much faster than public charging points, as you can charge your car overnight while you sleep or when you’re not using your vehicle. This means you don’t have to waste time waiting for your car to charge at a public charging point.
Safety and security: Charging your car at home means you don’t have to worry about the safety and security of your car or the charging cable, which could be a concern when using public charging points.
Reduced carbon footprint: Charging your car at home with renewable energy sources like solar panels can further reduce your carbon footprint and help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Overall, installing a home EV charger offers many benefits over relying on public charging points, including convenience, cost savings, time savings, safety and security, and reduced carbon footprint.
If you are an electric vehicle owner or considering purchasing an EV, we can supply and fit you with an electric vehicle charger installation in Gravesend starting at just £495. We aim to help Gravesend residents switch easily to affordable, environmentally friendly vehicles. We are approved by the Office For Zero Emission Vehicles and fully certified installers for the following EV charging points: