Types of Electric Vehicle (EV)
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
You can use the EV Database to find out more about cars available.
EV Cost Savings
The upfront cost of buying an electric vehicle isn’t cheap, but you should see savings coming back in while you’re using it. As well as saving on fuel costs, you’ll benefit from reduced maintenance costs and could be exempt from paying vehicle tax in the UK.
If you’re a company car driver in the UK, converting to a fully electric vehicle means you could also save £1,000s in tax relief. After April 2020 electric cars will attract a 0% P11D value — meaning you won’t pay any class 1A NIC or Benefit in Kind (BIK) tax. This will be followed by a 1% P11D value the following year and 2% the year after.
EV Charging Speeds
Slow EV Charging
Only recommended for emergency charging at home or work; it usually takes 6-24+ hours to fully charge a vehicle.
Fast/SuperFast EV Charging
The preferred method of charging at home or work; best suited for overnight or top-up charging. Depending on the model it can charge an electric vehicle from flat to 100% in around 2-6 hours.
Rapid EV Charging
Rapid DC and AC chargers provide high power direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC). Rapid Charges can charge an electric vehicle to around 80% in 20-30 minutes.
EV Charging Point Manufacturers
Baby Electrical install a range of brands so we can offer the right one for you.
EV charging at work and at home
Having your own charging points has never been easier, with grants available when you use an expert like Blaby Electrical.
Blaby Electrical have been carrying out electrical installation for over 30 years. As an approved installation partner for Rolec EV, Zappi (Myenergy), Ohme, EV Box and Pod Point, Blaby Electrical provides a wide range of EV charging points for homes and businesses.
Grant Funding Available
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) help cover the cost of installing charging points. Since these grants first came out, the amount you can claim has reduced, and it hasn’t been specified how long they’ll be on offer, so take advantage of them while you can.
Domestic EV Charging Point Installation
Installing a charge point allows you to plug in your EV when you get home so it’s ready for the following day. With the OLEV Electric Vehicle HomeCharge Scheme, Blaby Electrical can provide you with a home EV charging point from as little as £495 (inc. VAT), fully installed. More information ›
Commercial EV Charging Point Installation
Offering EV charging creates a better workplace and lets you provide a premium service to your clients. Blaby Electrical offer a wide range of EV charging points which have been specially designed for commercial locations, including restaurants, offices, factories, warehouses and car parks. More information ›