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5 easy steps to install your electric vehicle charge point

Electric vehicles are already here. The future will be full of electric vehicles, in fact by 2040 there will hardly be any petrol cars on the road. Right now the government have introduced grants to fund a large proportion of an installation of electric vehicle charging points.

These charging points will be everywhere. Its similar to the need to have a mobile phone charger both at home and at work, and also whenever you decide to go on a day out somewhere. So our advice is to get ready and to take advantage of the generous grants that are currently on offer.

Below is our 5 easy stems to owning your electric vehicle charge point.

5 Easy steps to your own Electric Vehicle charge point

The future take-up of Electric Vehicles

So statistics were released regarding the uptake of electric vehicles. They include predictions of the number of electric vehicle drivers up till 2040. They show a very gradual increase, growth is not exponential, instead it is very steady. But what does this really mean?

Are the predictions around Electric Vehicles well grounded?

It would be interesting to understand what these figures were based on. The fact is there are very big hurdles for Electric Vehicles to overcome, especially in regards to practicality at present. Focussing on the benefits for the environment will not be enough, as people need a car to support their daily activities. It would be very interesting to see a more detailed summary as to how these figures were produced, and what factors were considered.

Predicted update of Electric Vehicles in UK
Source: www.westernpower.co.uk

Nevertheless it is important to remember that this is in line with what the government are targeting. And in fact, many organisations are lobbying to push forward the introduction of electric vehicles. Either way we can see from the above curve that the fastest growth is predicted to happen over the next 5 years, so this is a very exciting time for our industry.

When will diesel vehicles be banned in the UK?

When diesel vehicles were first introduced they were hailed as the answer to the rising levels of greenhouse emmissions from cars; we were told that they would produce less CO2 than petrol fuelled cars. Now it’s common knowledge that diesel vehicles actually produce more CO2. Furthermore, they produce tonnes of other pollutants such as NOx and particulates that have been linked with countless deaths.

After the likes of the Volkswagen scandal, which showed that far more pollutants were emmitted from diesel vehicles on the road than in the lab, the government is eager to close down on this environmental menace.

Decline of the diesel engine

Are diesel vehicles banned anywhere outside of the UK?

With diesel cars being held responsible for over 70% of NOx pollution, it is suprising that action is not being taken urgently to remove these vehicles from the roads.There are very few cities with diesel vehicle bans so far, but many cities are making plans to ban these vehicles in the near future.

Some of the first steps are currently being taken in Germany. In Stuttgard and Düsseldorf, courts have ruled that older diesel vehicles will be banned from city centres.

In Paris, all cars made prior to 1997 are banned in the city center on weekdays.
The mayor of Paris also has plans to limit some streets to electric cars by 2020.

Getting ready for electric vehicles

When will diesel vehicles be banned?

Plans have already been confirmed by the UK government to ban all diesel vehicles by 2040, with the aim to get all diesel vehicles off the roads by 2050.

However, the government has recently been urged to move the ban forward 10 years.
The environmental thinktank, Green Alliance, argues that introducing the ban in 2030 rather than 2040 would do wonders for the environment.

On top of the environmental benefits, they argue that having an earlier ban date would reduce oil imports, saving an estimated 6.5 Billion per year for the UK.

Although the picture is blurred, if the government yield to this suggestion it may mean that we need rethink our plans: we may need to think about exchanging vehicles sooner than we thought before.

 

What is Nissan Energy Solar all about?

So some of us have already moved to SMART homes. Where we can do things like control our boiler and electrics from our phone. And this is very useful in some respects. But its just the start. In this article we will present Nissan Energy Solar which is a new product, needless to say, produced by Nissan.

So what sort of Solar Solutions do we have currently?

Prior to this the majority of solar panels were used to provide electricity during a very sunny day. During the night they were not much help simply because they only work when there is sufficient light.

So what is special about Nissan Energy Solar?

Nissan Energy Solar provides world class solar technology panels with world class solar battery storage systems. This means that customers will be able to stock up on solar energy during the day, and then use it at times when no light is available. For example during the night.

Energy Solar house
Nissan’s solar energy home

This big improvement will mean that Solar Power can be considered more reliable, and in fact Nissan suggest that customers may benefit from a reduction of 66% of their energy bill. As we know there are technological enhancements regularly in the renewable energy space. And as the efficiency of these devices increases its only a matter of time before more people make the switch.

We from Electrical Installationz are excited about this product as it is a big step in the right diection in regards to the sustainability of our planet.

Why Electric is the new diesel plus more

So a few years ago if you told your friends that you had a diesel car it was generally met with a positive response. Why was this? Simply because Diesel cars were considered good on petrol. Fast forward a few years and now the response is very luch different. So what has changed?

The decline of the diesel engine

In 2015 Volkewagon-AG admitted fitting diesel engines which ‘cheated’ the emissions tests. This effectively showed a lot less smog emissions in the test than in reality. This smog contains discharges of nitrogen oxide, which is poisonous. For the record Volkeswagon-AG was not the only manufacturer that cheated these test, after an investigation was carried out many other vehicle manufacturers either were found out or admitted themselves.

So now things have changed. The public have finally realised that we have to aim for cleaner cars. And generally speaking the answer will lead to Electric Cars. And this answer is being supported by the UK government which now provides a lot of incentives to the manufacturers, as well as other EV related suppliers in the industry to produce more and to sell more.

Decline of the diesel engine
Why we are moving to Electric Vehicles

So what is a key issue stopping the uptake of electric vehicles?

The lack of charging points greatly reduces the customers current decision to go Electric. But this is changing. Electric Installationz install EV charging ports across the West Midlands both for commercial buildings as well as domestic. Please get in touch with us for more information regarding this.