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How Does Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Work?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 14th , 2019

 

In the short space of time that improved battery technology has led to electric vehicles (EV), one of the outstanding issues when going electric is recharging the vehicle’s battery. Having charging points at home (if you have off-street parking), your place of work, and car parks will be adequate for most drivers.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

What Regulations Apply To Installing EV Charging Stations?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 2nd , 2019

Lower running costs, reduced carbon emissions, pricing levels and subsidies mean that electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an increasingly attractive transport option. However, when setting up a new EV charging station, what regulations should the installer follow? Here, we highlight the essential requirements for architects, consultants and electrical engineering technicians to consider when installing charger stations for EVs.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

Why Install An EV Charging Station At Your Workplace?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 27th , 2019


On the face of it, there doesn’t seem much to consider. By 2040 we are supposed to be an all-electric country, vehicle wise. With the current voucher scheme of 75% of the cost of installation (up to £500/unit) paid for by government, maybe installing charging centres in the workplace sooner rather than later is the best option. Here are a few things to consider.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Vehicle?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 25th , 2019


Ownership of electric and hybrid motor vehicles is becoming noticeably more accessible, thanks to technological advances and price reductions. This greener type of motoring has steadily become more visible over the last few years; in May 2019, there were 12,000 EV (electric vehicle) public charging points in the UK. According to Auto Express, this remarkable figure was fivefold that of just eight years before, in 2011. Below, with motorists who own EVs (or plan to acquire one) in mind, we consider the cost of charging an EV and how it compares to refuelling petrol and diesel cars.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

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