In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of people choosing electric vehicles over petrol and diesel vehicles. There are a number of benefits to electric driving, including cheaper running and maintenance costs, reduced noise pollution and lower congestion charges, as well as environmental benefits. Charging your electric vehicle has been made easy, thanks to wallboxes which can be installed at home, whilst there are also many public charging stations available across the UK for on-the-go use. Electric vehicles are now the future.
As a family owned automotive business steeped in local history, Marriott Motor Group is built with honesty, integrity and customer service at the heart of our values. With the continued challenges of a rapidly changing environmental landscape and automotive mobility solutions, we are more conscious than ever of the responsibilities this brings to us. As a result of our proud relationship with the manufacturers that we represent, we are at the very forefront of the transition toward Electric Vehicle ownership, along with the continuation of the combustion engine vehicles still available today.
This has enabled us to offer our customers a variety of vehicle ownership solutions, however, we also realise that the change to EV ownership does not just begin with the vehicle, it also requires an understanding of whether an EV can work for you. We’re here to help make your decision easier and this page has lots of useful information regarding electric charging at home.
To ensure we are able to provide as much expertise and guidance on your unique requirements for EV ownership and charging solutions, we are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Insight Energy, another local family owned company who specialise in the supply and installation of home and workplace EV Charging stations, with some of the most popular options detailed below.
Insight Energy was founded by two brothers, Adam and Kristian Day, who aim to have a positive impact in the world. Growing up and living in a world which is sustainable must be high on the agenda. So, the team set out to combine their skills and passion to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable future, with a specific focus on all things Electric Vehicles.
There are 3 main types of Electric Vehicle (EV); 100% Electric, Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV) and Mild Hybrids. 100% Electric does as the name suggests, runs completely off electric and will need to be plugged in to be re-charged. PHEVs also need to be plugged in to be recharged but as a hybrid they still use an amount of petrol or diesel to run. Finally, Mild Hybrids run on both electricity and petrol or diesel but don't require to be plugged in to recharge.
Electric vehicles can either be charged at public or private charging stations, allowing you to charge your vehicle’s battery regardless of where you are. Public chargers available differ between regular and high-speed chargers. They are located at a range of places across the country, check out a ZapMap for the ones closest to you.
Home chargers come in the form of a normal 3-pin plug or you can have a wallbox installed. The 3-pin plug option uses a standard plug in your home, these usually take longer to charge your EV. There's many wallbox options on the market and they vary in charging speed based on their kW. They are fitted to your outside wall close to where you park your EV and allows you to plug you EV in and charge it. The wallboxes that we offer in partnership with Insight Energy are listed below. We will discuss which wallbox is most suited to your EV and your lifestyle and help arrange it to be fitted at your house.
The time it takes to charge an electric vehicle varies depending on the model and the type of charging point being used. A public charging point can be used for quick charging on-the-go, whilst a home charger can be used for overnight use, where the prices are lower. Please ask our team for specific charging times for an individual model.
Smart charging is scheduling your charge for the off-peak periods of your home energy tariff. To do this, you'll need to switch to an EV friendly energy tariff with cheap off-peak periods and install a smart charge point that can figure out when to start and stop your charge based on your needs.
No, charging an electric car at home is 80-90% cheaper per year than refuelling with petrol or diesel if you use a smart charge point to schedule your vehicle to charge overnight. If you can't charge at home and will be using the public charging networks, you can still reduce your annual fuel bill by around 35%.
An EV's electric mile range will vary per each make and model. Please speak to a member of our team to find out about a specific vehicle. But with regular EV charging stations that are now available the distance you can travel is endless.
From 1st April 2022, the government OZEV grant known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing. Installations in single-unit properties need to be completed by 31 March 2022 and a claim submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) by 30 April 2022.
The scheme will remain open to:
The scheme is also transitioning to a new online service, which is not yet available - more details to follow.
Servicing an EV will be required at regular intervals, the same as a standard vehicle. We offer EV Service Plans to help you spread the costs via monthly payments over a set period of time.