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Better for the environment, better for you

There’s never been a better time to drive electric! Electric cars on our car benefit scheme are the most tax efficient cars available due to the low Benefit in Kind tax and the income tax and National Insurance savings available.

There are now electric cars in every style, from the supermini to large SUVs and high performance cars. With improved technology, some electric cars can now offer a range of 300 miles on a single charge.

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Why consider an electric car?

 

Where can I charge an electric car?

Understanding how and where you can charge an electric car is really important to know and understand before ordering a car on the scheme. Charging your car at home can be the cheapest and fastest way to charge. However, if you don’t have off road parking you would need to consider other options and look at the public network near to you and your work.

 

Public Charging

There are more than 30,000 car-charging points across the UK. There are different speeds of charging, including rapid chargers, which, depending on your battery size and take only 30 minutes to charge your car to 80% of its battery capacity.  For most public charging points, you will need to download their smartphone app and create an account to use their services although some rapid units are starting to be installed that have contactless PAYG card readers. Many charge points are free to use but there are some that require a small payment for a flat connection fee or a cost per charging time. The majority of fast and rapid chargers require payment. Charging tariffs tend to comprise a flat connection fee, a cost per charging time (pence per hour) and/or a cost per energy consumed (pence per kWh).

To see every electric vehicle charging station across the UK simply visit our map:

Find a chargepoint

 

Home Charging

Most hybrid or electric cars can be charged simply from a normal 3 pin household plug socket, but this would take much much longer than a specific electric car chargepoint which you can get installed at your home address. These home charging points can typically fully charge your car in 5-7 hours.

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

For the last few years, the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) provided an incentive for getting a homecharge point installed in the form of a grant. This grant provides up to £350 off the cost of installation and purchase of a home chargepoint through an approved installer. For residents in Scotland, an additional grant of up to £250 (or £350 for those in the most remote areas of Scotland) is available via the Energy Savings Trust Scotland. From April 2022, the above grant will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi detached and terraced houses. Installations in single-unit properties need to be completed by 31 March 2022 to be eligible for the grant.

The scheme will remain open after 31st March 2022 but only for:

  • homeowners who live in flats
  • anyone living in rental accommodation (flats or single use properties)

For more information, please visit the OZEV website

Getting a home chargepoint installed

Articles about Electric Cars

Frequently asked questions