Switching to Electric

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.

We’re here to help make your decision easier and this page has lots of useful information regarding electric driving and charging.



Insight Energy

We have partnered with Insight Energy to be able to offer you their range of At-Home-Chargers, which can be seen further down this page, when purchasing an Electric Vehicle with us. Insight Energy is a joint venture founded by two brothers, Ada, and Kristian Day, with an aim of having a positive impact in the world. They set out to combine their skills and passion to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy future. They're passionate about helping developers, businesses and homeowners take advantage of cheaper, greener driving, whilst helping you to meet environmental targets, find the most cost-effective solutions, and sometimes even generate a second income stream.

The transition to electric vehicles will support a sustainable future, guaranteeing that you're prepared for the future and are ready to meet the demands of your employees and the increasing number of electric vehicles on the road.

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Making The Move to Electric Motoring Making the switch to electric is a huge step to reducing emissions and the release of them into the atmosphere. This reduction in harmful emissions also has a positive effect on human health, particularly in busy, built up areas. Zero emissions also means you don’t have to pay the London congestion charge. Although emissions are much lower per mile than petrol or diesel engines, you could go one step further and switch to Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company. This would mean your electricity will come completely from renewable and sustainable sources, rather than a fossil fuel power plant. Recharging an electric vehicle costs much less than filling up with fuel. The cost of electricity at charging stations varies and some points are free, however charging at home can cost as little as 2p per mile. What’s more, the government offers grants to anyone making the switch, saving you thousands of pounds before you’ve even driven away.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smart Charging?

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​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.

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

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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.

How do I charge an electric vehicle?

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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.

Are electric cars expensive to run?

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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%.

What is the difference between single phase charging and 3-point charging?

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In single phase, the power flows through one conductor, whereas the 3-point supply consists of three conductors for power supply.

Easee One Easee One features an integrated open PEN conductor protection, so there is no need for an earth rod. This allows it to benefit from reduced cost and time to install. You can have up to 3 Charging Robots on one fuse, so all connected cars can be charged at the same time and the available power can be distributed automatically between the vehicles. The Charging Robot is 69% smaller and lighter than other electric chargers, meaning that we save the environment at least 4kg of copper and plastic per produced charger.
Hypervolt The Hypervolt Home 2.0 7kW AC smart EV charger features an app for controlling and monitoring and smart home integration. It has Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing free over the air software updates. It comes with 3 years warranty and has a status light, indicating when it is on stand-by, charging, scheduled charging and when the device is off. There is also no need for an earth rod.
Zappi Zappi features special eco charging modes, benefitting homeowners with grid-tied microgeneration systems, such as wind or solar generation. Charging current is automatically and continually adjusted in response to on-site generation and household power consumption. When using fast charge mode, Zappi operates like an ordinary EV charging station.
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    All-New Megane E-Tech 100% Electric Featuring an SUV inspire front styling and a compact body, the All-New Megane E-Tech looks set to break new ground for the brand. Spacious interior with a completely flat floor to create extra space. Fitted with a 60kWh ultra slim battery it offers 220hp of instant torque and travels in 0-62 mph in just 7.4 seconds and have a range of 292 miles (WLTP).
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