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5 Things You Didn't Know About EVs


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If you are thinking about buying an EV here are 5 things that might help you decide.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About EVs

  2. 2. As accredited EV charger installers, Capital City Electrical know a lot about electric vehicles (EVs) and plugin hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). If you are thinking about investing in an EV here are some things that might interest you! Capital city Electrical
  3. 3. Capital city Electrical The total number of Electric Vehicles on the road has increased dramatically in the UK 2010 138 electric vehicles (EVs) 2020 164,000 pure EVs 373,600 EVs & PHEVs (plug-in hybrid vehicles) 1.
  4. 4. The number of new EVs REGISTERED in the UK (September 2020) 66,600 Pure EVs 108,800 EVs and PHEVs The sale of electric vehicles has risen sharply over the past few years In 2014 only 500 electric cars were registered per month. For 2020, this has increased to an average of almost 12,100 per month 2. Capital City Electrical
  5. 5. Capital City Electrical 3. The most popular EV sold in the UK (March 2020) 1. Mitsybushi Outlander PHEV 2. Nissan Leaf 3. BMW 330e There are currently 205 different EVs available and new models are being launched all the time. This gives customers more choice and a much better chance of finding an electric car that is right for them.
  6. 6. Capital City Electrical EV CHARGING AT HOME Home EV Chargers are usually rated 3kW or 7Kw Charging at home is usually the cheapest and most convenient way to charge an EV. Government grants are available to help towards the cost of EV charge point installation 4. A 7kW charger can fully charge a Nissan Leaf in around 4 hours
  7. 7. Capital City Electrical October 2020 5. The number of Charging Points in the UK At 8th October 2020 there were19,767 public EV charging devices ( Of these 3,100 were rapid chargers EV charing points can be found in 12,500 locations This number is set to continue to rise steeply
  8. 8. Accredited EV Charger Installers in Scotland (EVHS3241) Capital City Electrical EV installers are accredited by OLEV (the Office for Low Emissions). This means that we can install home EV charging points under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)