How the Infrastructure is Contributing to Climate Change

In today’s ever-changing society, more people are opting to drive an electric vehicle as the 2030 deadline creeps nearer. In 2020, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) went up by 125%, showcasing our dedication to the planet and combating climate change. Although the demand is increasing, the UK still faces an infrastructure problem; there aren’t enough EV charging units scattered across the country, and most are congregated in towns and cities…

Without a solution, the rise of EV sales won’t increase in the way that we would hope due to range anxiety. Many believe their vehicle won’t get them from A to B without losing charge, especially if they’re travelling a long distance. Our portable EV chargers here at Elite Vehicle Charging don’t need to be connected to the grid, providing power to locations where connecting is either impractical or impossible. There are charging solutions out there to solve this infrastructure problem, so why is range anxiety still a worry?

An Uneven Spread of Chargers

In 2018, chargers were a lot sparser than they are now. Most could be found in larger cities such as London and Birmingham, and there was a big divide in the North and the South. In off-grid areas, charging stations were basically unheard of, and EV drivers had to fully charge their vehicles at home before setting off, planning their journey meticulously.

In 2021, charging points are easy to find in more towns and cities, but they’re still sparse in areas such as the Lake District and the outskirts of Scotland. This is due to the lack of infrastructure in these places, or the impracticality of connecting.

In these areas, it can be hard to consider visiting for EV drivers. Luckily, with portable EV charging units, you can provide charge to all kinds of electric vehicles without having to connect to the grid. These chargers are perfect for annual events such as music festivals, as they can be deployed and removed when the event has ended. We can ensure these areas don’t get left behind in the EV surge, helping attract tourists and provide charge for their own residents. To view the current climate for EV chargers, you can check Zap Map.

The Steady Increase of Travel Emissions

In Europe, all industries that produce carbon emissions seem to have decreased in their output except for travel. Travel is the greatest culprit for greenhouse gases, with the worst form of transport being domestic flights. As the population increases, more and more people are going on holiday, which increases our need for planes. In addition, more people are learning to drive, leading to more pollution on the roads. 

We need to encourage more people to opt for an electric car by providing incentives, such as an increase in chargers across the countries. It’s already cheaper to charge and run an electric car than it is to fill up an internal combustion engine vehicle. By expanding the infrastructure and deploying more portable chargers, we can decrease these emissions, and all do our bit for the planet.

How We Can Help

Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we deploy portable EV charging units to destinations and events across the country, helping EV drivers stay connected no matter where they are. We can help the country lower its carbon emission by reducing the biggest culprit, promoting a greener environment and encouraging everyone to opt for an electric vehicle.

EV’s are the future, and the sooner we all make the switch, the quicker we can confront climate change once and for all. To find out more, or to receive a quote, please give us a call on 0800 702 2261. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.