It seems that that EV drivers in UK now have the opportunity to take their eco-friendly cars up for a longer spin. Making this possible is the green energy firm Ecotricity, which has launched the world’s first national motorway electric vehicles charging station. Until present the absence of charging points between towns limited EV journeys making this way of traveling a bit unpractical.
“There’s a bit of the chicken and egg situation going on.People are not buying electric cars because they’re not sure about charging, and people aren’t putting charging points up because [not many are] buying electric cars.”Ecotricity Founder Dale Vince was quoted as saying by galssguide.co.uk. Ecotricity also considered the most common setback regarding the charging stations which is charging time.
Thus choosing a higher current option will top-up your car in approximately 20 minutes and fully charge it in about one hour. The system is capable of charging an EV relatively fast by using a 32A supply with seven pins instead of the regularly 13A three-pin . The 13A can charge an EV in approximately 12 hours which in some cases can be really uncomfortable. But thing are moving relatively slow, despite the promises of charging points filling the Britain’s roadways, there are still few drivers who choose electricity instead of conventional fuels.
This might be a consequence of purchasing prices for EV which is still much higher than gas-powered models. As a helping hand for drivers who decide to “go green” the government has started a program which enables each driver to receive up to GBP5,000 as an advance when buying a hybrid or Electric Vehicle.
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