If you are thinking about buying an electric car over the next year or so, then you are making the right choice! As an electric car charging point company, we can help you make a good decision when it comes to getting an electric vehicle and charge point.
With Government plans to bring forward the date that will see the end of new petrol and diesel car sales in the UK from 2040 to 2035, and also outlaw the manufacturing and sales of hybrid cars too, there is no wonder that there has been a surge of interest in people researching electric cars on the internet.
AutoTrader has reported that searches for electric cars grew by 162% on the day that the government announced the news that they were bringing the date forward by 5 years for the ban on new petrol and diesel cars.
With a definite date on the horizon that will bring petrol and diesel cars to an end, many people are now having to decide when they should seriously think about upgrading to an electric car.
What you can expect when buying your next car
If you are considering making the switch to an electric car in the next year or two, then you will soon have even more vehicle choices than ever!
At the cheaper end of the market, you could look at buying a second-hand model, and you can easily spot used electric cars going for around the £4,000 mark. However, if you want to buy brand-new then you should set a budget of around £24,400 for the 124-mile Mini Electric or £25,670 for a 186-mile Renault Zoe.
For the mid-market, then a familiar name comes in to play here with the circa-£35,000, 315-mile Tesla Model Y crossover, or for a top-end purchase, look at the Porsche Taycan from £83,000.
With so much choice entering the electric car market, savvy buyers will be on the lookout for the best vehicle they can get for their money. However, with the evolving electric car market, there is a risk that some car buyers will fall into the same trap as mobile phone fans where they will be willing to pounce on the latest car release, just like the next iPhone model.
Getting help from an electric car charging point company
Buying and running an electric car will certainly help environmentally, but many people are anxious about making the switch and they know that the process is far more complicated than simply purchasing a new car.
There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing your car before you jump in and buy the first one that comes up on a Google search. You need to think about:
- The range capable of the car make and model
- What tax breaks are available
- Your location: Where you live and charge point accessibility
- Your individual driving habits
- The type of weather you normally encounter
With the 2035 date fast approaching on the horizon, it can be helpful to consult with an expert electric car charging point company, such as Greenpoint, to help you make sense of it.
How Greenpoint can help
Greenpoint Services Ltd are an electric car charging point company that are ready to help. For residential customers, we understand that your choice of an electric car is important, as is making sure that you will be able to reliably power your new car from a suitable charging point.
As a homeowner, you will need to meet with a number of special requirements to be able to have an electric car charge point on your premises. As a leading UK charge point installer, Greenpoint is legally able to install a reliable, safe, industry-standard electric charge point at your home.
As one of a very few UK companies that hold the right accreditations, we can offer you a bespoke design, supply, installation and maintenance service. Our services include:
- All surveys and design consultations are free of charge
- We are OLEV registered
- All electrical work is carried out by NICEIC registered electricians
- We are registered with the Government and have access to discounts schemes, potentially reducing the cost of installation (up to 50%)
- We are preferred suppliers of many charge point manufacturers, allowing our customers to access discounts when buying through us
- 12-month service free of charge
For residential customers interested in having an electric car charging point installed at home, then why not contact our friendly team who can talk you through the whole process.
Commercial customers charging point installation
Greenpoint is the go-to electric car charging point company for commercial businesses operating in London and the South East.
The impending ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles will also greatly impact businesses that rely heavily on road transportation and vehicle deliveries. However, forward-thinking business owners are already taking steps towards converting their fleet to electric, including Royal Mail, who as we know couldn't function successfully without their fleet of vehicles.
Royal Mail already runs 30 commercial electric vehicles in Mount Pleasant, one of its largest mail centres in London. In an effort to further reduce its emissions, the company plan to roll out a further 57 electric vehicles this year, made up of Mercedes-Benz eVito and Peugeot Partner vans, bringing the total to 87 deployed electric vehicles.
So far the results are impressive with the Royal Mail reducing its overall carbon emissions by 29% since 2004, and even more reductions are expected to be achieved with the introduction of their new electric vehicles.
Working with Greenpoint
If you are a business owner in London or the South East that is looking to operate your fleet of business vehicles in the most environmentally-friendly way possible, then talk to us at Greenpoint about having a property survey to find the best location on your premises to install a charge point that is suitable for your commercial vehicle needs. We're an electric car charging point company here to help you.