At BOOST EV, we have extensive experience in the design, installation and commissioning of electrical systems. Following our expansion into the field of EV charging systems, we can now utilise this experience to offer the correct solution for your application. Heading into the future, it is our aim to assist all of our clients in trying to achieve the UK government vision of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
We supply and install EV charging units throughout the UK and are able to offer a unique design package that will future-proof your site going forward. Offering a turn-key solution to our clients, it can be guaranteed that all aspects of each installation are organised accordingly. Our flexible future-proof system is considered to be the way forward by many of our commercial clients and becoming increasingly popular.
As an OLEV approved installer, we offer a service that is dedicated to the developing market of EV charging systems. We assure that our quality standards and processes are set to an extremely high level in line with our NIC EIC and SAFE CONTRACTOR accreditations.
EV is here for now and the future… with this in mind, the UK Government has made a bold commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. As part of the vision to achieve this, it was stated back in 2019 that the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles would be phased out over future years and replaced by electric vehicles. To support this statement, a whole new charging infrastructure would be required to support the EV sales growth, installing this will be an equally challenging commitment.
The benefits of electric vehicles are clear to see with more manufacturers now investing in expanding EV model ranges than ever before. By offering diverse models to suit all budgets, manufacturers have made the purchase of an EV more viable than ever before. This allows drivers to enjoy a long-term cost saving option and also assists the government, manufacturers and blue-chip companies around the world in trying to become carbon neutral as soon as possible.
As things stand now, statistics will show that the EV revolution may not be convincing the majority of vehicle owners to make the switch. However, looking into the future, this statistic will rapidly reverse as improvements are continually introduced to EV technology.
As EV travel becomes more popular over time, the following 5 changes will be noticed on UK roads:-
ENVIROMENTAL: The main benefit of an EV car is that it does not emit any exhaust gases. This reduces air pollution and in turn will provide us all with cleaner streets, especially in the more congested cities. With government and local councils looking to improve the carbon footprint and clean-up air quality, an EV future would be an attractive solution for everyone.
ROAD CHARGES: Over recent years, congestion and toll charges have been introduced in certain areas which can prove to be an expensive annual cost if used regular. However, EV drivers will receive discounts and on some occasions be exempt from these charges as eco friendly travel is further encouraged.
RUNNING COSTS: Multiple benefits are evident when comparing the running costs of an EV to a petrol/diesel equivalent. The average cost for a mid-range petrol/diesel vehicle to travel a 100 mile journey would be approximately £12.00, compare this to the cost for an EV to travel the same journey where the approximate cost wouldbe £2.00. Significant running cost savings are also achieved with the maintenance costs of an EV being up-to 25% less and the relevant road tax being free of charge.
DRIVING EXPERIENCE: When driving an EV, you will experience instant torque which in turn provides rapid response acceleration. This is more instant than that of a usual combustion engine vehicle and gives EV models the reputation of providing a more enjoyable driving experience. The regenerative braking design feeds energy back into the battery system when used and this improves the efficiency.
THE FUTURE: Going forward, more and more initiatives will be introduced to try get people to make the switch to EV. Some have already been introduced in other countries around the world and the UK has plans to follow suit over the coming years. An example of the points proposed are as follows:-
* PRIORITY ACCESS TO PARKING AREAS * EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO CITY CENTRE ROADS * PRIORITY EV LANES ON BUSY ROUTES * PRIORITY PASSING AREAS AT ROAD JUNCTIONS * GREEN LICENSE PLATE IDENTIFICATION