Renewable Energy Solutions
Renewable Energy Solutions
Renewable Energyt Solutions
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Renewable Energy

EV cars

Our electric vehicle charging solutions offer a safe, convenient and compatible way to charge your electric vehicle at home.


With our expertise in the electric vehicle market, we can advise on
and install the ideal solution for your specific needs, leaving you
with the best way to charge your electric vehicle.

The cost of buying and installing EV
  1. vehicles that will be eligible for grants of up to £5000 or 25%
    off the cost of a new electric vehicle.

  2. The government will contribute 75% towards the cost of
    installing a charger at a home address anywhere in the UK.
To charge your electric vehicle at home with peace of mind and minimal chance of compromising your home electrics all Rodspark charging solutions use a dedicated circuit. This not only provides an important safety measure but also helps to protect your home's domestic circuits from possible overload when you charge your electric vehicle.

 

Your dedicated circuit installation provides:
  • A free survey and expert advice from our engineers on the best
    location
  • A free survey for safer electric vehicle charging and expert
    advice from our engineers on the best location
  • Installation by expert Rodspark electrical engineers - no mess,
    no fuss
  • The choice of indoor or outdoor installation (additional charge
    may apply)
  • Meeting of the most recent industry safety standards and codes
    of practice
  • A 12 month guarantee on all parts and labour
A Single Wall-Box charger uses a dedicated circuit to offer a convenient and safer way to charge your electric vehicle at home. Plus, depending on your electric vehicle, it can charge around a third[8] faster than your mains supply socket - making it the fastest possible way to charge. We also provide three year warranty on parts and labour

Your Single Wall-Box charger provides:
  • A 16A Single Wall-Box charger
  • A simple to use on/off key. Just turn it on, plug in and start charging
  • Key access increases safety and prevents unauthorised use
  • A compact, robust charger design - smart black casing
  • Compatibility with all our partner manufacturers' range of electric cars and vans
  • Suitability for either indoor and outdoor mounting
Charging that’s around a third faster than a dedicated circuit alone


Electric Vehical Charging



FAQ

Road Tax / Company Car Tax
Road tax is now calculated on your vehicles CO2 emissions measured in grams per kilometre (g/km) driven (for new vehicles registered AFTER 1st March 2001). For older cars (registered BEFORE 1st March 2001) road tax is based on engine size. For electric cars (and some really low emission vehicles) this means they are almost always exempt from road tax. That's around £150-£200 a year you don't have to pay (up to £405 for the really high emission cars!!)

Company car users also pay vehicle tax based on CO2 emissions. This is set on a sliding scale ranging from 15% to 35%. All the information on road tax can be found on the Government's Road Tax Web Pages.

Congestion Charge
If you have an electric car you don’t have to pay the Congestion Charge in London - yay! The current London Congestion Charge is £8 a day if you are travelling in the charging zone between 07:00-18:00 Monday to Friday. So if you need to use a car daily in London city centre, that's £40 a week and around £2K a year and so it wouldn't be long before that electric car would start to pay for itself.

Fuel Costs
The fuel costs for electric cars is low. Taking two of the cars available in the UK at the moment - the Reva G-WIz manages 1.8p per mile and the Mega City 1.9p per mile. Now this is also assuming you are paying for the electricity. There is a network of publically available free electric car charging points in the UK. In comparison a new diesel car would be expected to achieve around 7.5p per mile as the optimum.

Servicing / Maintenance
So what kind of maintenance does an electric car need? Well, not much! That's one of the great things about electric cars. An electric vehicle has very few moving parts in its engine, compared to a normal petrol / diesel engine.

However, electric cars do have expensive batteries that must be replaced and this is a drawback which the industry need to address. Almost all the running cost of an electric vehicle relates to the maintenance and replacement of the battery pack. Battery lifespan will vary by model. The Tesla Roadster's for example has a large battery pack expected to last 7 years but this is likely to be considerably more than your average electric car. Battery costs will also vary by model but are likely to be several thousands pounds and potentially could need replaced every 5 years.

In terms of everyday maintainance - check the batteries once a month or so to be sure they don't need water, and the connections are clean and tight. Keep your tyres properly inflated for good performance. Maintain the clutch, brakes, and suspension as you normally would. Change the brushes on the motor (a minor operation) at about 80,000 miles.
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