Electric Vehicle Charging
With the OLEV grant finishing on 31st March 2022 EV chargers are going to become a mainstay in each household. Each new build dwelling from June 2022 must be built with a charging station and ultimately all of us will be using a different form of vehicle in the next 12-15 years meaning this is something that people will need.
Given that Fossil fuels are becoming redundant and the UK target to net zero is 2035, Electric Cars are where the people will need to focus. Couple the fact that the chargers Bowller install couple and interlink with Solar PV & Battery Storage systems. With the grant scheme finishing on 31st March and demand increasing the sooner people look at EV Charging points the cheaper it will be.
The time taken for charging depends on the charging unit and capacity of the battery. Wall boxes at home typically deliver 7kW, which means, for example, that a 64kWh battery takes just over nine hours to fully charge. This can be done whilst at work using Solar and/or through the night via using a Solar storage battery system. Owners say that these methods are often more convenient than having to stop at a petrol station.
Before the government’s announcement that all new cars sold from 2040 should be zero emission, the National Grid had been forecasting changes in energy demand from the rise of electric cars.
As part of its Future Energy Scenarios report, it predicted that electric cars may require the grid to deliver an additional 30% energy compared with existing peak levels. To meet this demand, the grid is expected to work with charging infrastructure and electric vehicles to try to ensure most charging takes place off peak.
It will be used to supply other appliances in the property and when there is an excess it can be exported back to the grid. Each household will receive payments for any exported electricity.
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