The rise of the electric car in the UK

More and more UK motorists are expressing a desire to own an electric car. Climate change seems to be in the news every single day right now, so it’s no surprise to see so many people taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Purchasing a new electric vehicle or EV is a great way to start cutting your carbon emissions.

Adding fuel to an electric car

If you are considering buying an electric car, you’ll need to think carefully about how you will add electricity to it. If millions of UK drivers are to make the switch to EVs in the future, it’s essential that sufficient facilities for charging them up are available. There are growing numbers of public electric charging points in the UK today, but the number remains modest at the time of writing. As well as helping you reduce your carbon footprint and make a better contribution to the environment, electric cars can help you cut the cost of driving once you have made your initial investment, and you can drive up to 200 miles on a single charge with some models.

Current EV challenges

Some motorists have complained about inconsistent pricing, with public EV charging costing much more in some parts of the country than others. Many drivers are worried about being stranded without power, which is one reason people tend to be hesitant to embrace the world of EVs. However, a major switch to EV use is essential if the UK is to meet its 2050 net zero target. However, improvements are slowly becoming visible. The first all-electric charging forecourt has been built in Essex by Gridserve, who are aiming to build 100 more by 2030. BP and Shell are rumoured to have been planning all-electric forecourts too.

Should I install an EV charging point in my garage?

One way to get around the modest number of EV charging points available to you is to have one installed yourself. Although prices can still seem off-putting, they are starting to fall. What’s more is that the installation process is a quick one. Most installations don’t take any longer than a single day. There are still government incentives available for those considering buying larger business EVs.

How Ability can help

At Ability, we are eager to assist you if you do need an electric car charging point for your home or business premises. We have vast experience in this area and can provide you with a safe, dependable installation that will serve you well for years to come. Our NICEIC-registered technicians use state of the art equipment to deliver the outstanding installation services that you deserve, and have an exceptional track record when it comes to serving both residential and business customers. Get in touch today by giving us a call on 01892 514495. Alternatively, you can contact us by sending a message to or via our website. We will respond as quickly as we possibly can.

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