As we move to a future where petrol and diesel vehicles will soon be a thing of the past, electric vehicle (EV) charging has been stepping up its technology for years. From just simply connecting to the grid to possible wireless charging, advancements from all corners of the EV field are coming in thick and fast. But can we meet the demand?
Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, our portable battery storage chargers use cutting-edge technology to provide EV charging to remote locations where connecting to the grid is either impossible or expensive. Our portable vehicle charging can also be hired out to events across the country where there is significantly high demand. The future of EV charging solutions is constantly changing, and there are a range of dilemma’s that need solving.
The Infrastructure Conundrum
Possibly the most common question that gets asked when it comes to expanding the EV charging network; what about remote locations? Connecting to the infrastructure can be either too expensive or virtually impossible, leaving off-the-grid areas such as those in Cumbria and Devon in the dark. Although technology is expanding, the provision of public charging in these areas is not.
By providing portable EV charging stations to these locations, we can encourage more people to switch to an electric vehicle, thus boosting tourism in these areas and generating revenue. There’s also the worry that some drivers suffer from “range anxiety” when it comes to EV’s. This is the fear that, even though they may have charged their electric car, it won’t get them very far. By providing portable chargers, we can decrease this fear, and have more EV’s on the roads in no time.
Once upon a time, charging an electric vehicle meant connecting to the grid, like you would with most electric-powered objects. Nowadays, there are more advancements and developments in the field of EV charging that we may be able to find simpler, more inclusive ways of getting charged up. Wireless charging is quickly making a name for itself and may even be available when the vehicle is in motion.
Hydrogen fuel is another option that is making its way forwards. Although there still may be an infrastructure problem with this fuel, this option has refuelling speeds resembling that of filling a petrol or diesel car. Solar power is another popular option, but of course has its limitations in the winter months. Battery storage power is practical and efficient and can be portable for instances such as events.
Grants and Developments
The Government are now stream rolling ahead to the 2030 deadline, which will see petrol and diesel vehicles cease to be manufactured. If you purchase a brand-new low emissions vehicle, you will get a discount towards the overall cost of it as an incentive to get more people driving EV’s. You can even get a grant for the installation costs, but most new build homes come fitted with home chargers anyway.
EV’s also come with green number plates so you can make it clear that you’re doing your bit for the environment. These green strips also make your vehicle more identifiable to local authorities, so you can be offered incentives such as access to bus lanes and cheaper parking. There are plenty of reasons why you should opt for an electric vehicle, and our battery storage chargers can help you get on the road and charge up when convenient, no matter where you are in the country.
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