Maximise Your EV Invest and Charge the Smart Way with Free Solar Power too
As you will have noticed from cars on the road, the increase in electric vehicles (EV) adoption vs traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles is well underway in the UK. With better vehicle choice, improved range, shortened charging times and better understanding of e-mobility technology too, as well as of course, the environmental perspective, the transition to EV travel is rapidly becoming more attractive. We are seeing three types of EV currently on our roads - Battery electric vehicle (BEV) - Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and Extended range electric vehicle (E-REV) - BUT whatever the EV type, drivers will be going nowhere fast, unless utilities make it possible for them to plug in rather than fill up.
Even though the UK Government passed legislation (in 2022) stating that all new homes will need to have an EV charging point installed - it is still currently the lack of public EV charging infrastructures that seems to be one of the main challenges for consumers wishing to switch to an EV - so this is where our expertise comes in ... we are now dealing with increasing requests to instal both private EV chargepoints in homes as well as shared EV chargepoints for residential areas and commercial premises, often with solar panels and battery storage integration for smart charging, which reduces charging cost by using free, clean, solar generated energy and increases the rate of return on investment on both the physical e-vehicle, the EV chargepoint, the solar panels and the solar energy storage battery system.
(We are an engineering company - we DO NOT emply salespeople)
We can conduct a professional assessment of the suitability of your property for an EV chargepoint, including the adequacy of the electricity supply. We can also help to assess your energy consumption profile, and provide recommendations for the optimum system size of solar panels to not only help charge your EV for free, but reduce your energy bills, then design a system to your exact specifications. Our survey will provide costs and estimated savings also, without any obligation needed on the day from you.
The Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargepoint grant (operated by Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) allows people who live in rental accommodation or own a flat to reduce the cost of buying and installing a home charger by £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower. You can read more here:
Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
For rented premises - landlords and property managers may be able to claim an additional £500 per bay towards the cost of installing infrastructure for you and your neighbours via the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks, This grant will reduce the impact on your Service Charge budget and may help to convince your neighbours that EV infrastructure is a priority for your property.
EV charging point offer - with solar panel options too
Charging your electric car or motorbike with solar energy is also becoming an increasingly popular option. Although all EV chargers are able to use electricity generated from solar panels, they only consume this after the house has taken all the electricity it needs. So having a solar energy storage battery too will make life easier.
DID YOU KNOW : that after comparing 1,000 house prices across 50 UK areas, one study revealed that homes with an EV chargepoint installed typically sold for for more than the local average too - East Anglia fared well in the findings !
Our prices make adding an EV charing point to your home or business premises ! Look at our example pricing offers :
... EV Charging points from £1200
... A 3.2kw Trina solar PV panel system from £5400
... With a solar energy battery storage system from £9995
... Add a solar iboost water heating diverter from £595
All prices quoted are as supplied and installed. Panels include a 15 year warranty
From April 2022 to 2027, solar panels are VAT exempt to homeowner purchases
A solar panel installation on a typical residential roof would take no longer than two days but can often be completed in one day. Slate roofs require more care to be taken so can take a little longer. It will take around an additional 3-4 hours to install a solar energy storage battery to the solar panel system.
EV charging and EV smart charging ... where, when and how - frequently asked questions.
When adapting to an EV, drivers need to stop considering gallons or litres of fuel , but think in terms of kilowatts, also when using an electric car chargepoint, the different types of connectors, the compatibility with their EV, and different charging rates. This may all seem complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to get to grips with. As a primer to the many frequently asked questions we have developed this guide to EV chargepoints and EV smart charging.
EV chargepoint infrastructure
About EV charging
EV chargepoint types
How long does it take to charge an EV
How much does it cost to charge an EV
What are the main benefits of a home EV chargepoint
Can I make money from my home EV chargepoint
How to maximise a commercial EV chargepoint investment
You will often see our Blueflame and Gasway fleet across London, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire - most commonly around
Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea, Ipswich, Cambridge and Norwich. Click below to find out more about our services in your area.
For EV charging points and EV smart charging systems
For Solar panels, battery storage, EV points, etc.
Useful EV charging resources, that are frequently updated.
Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV)
Renewable Energy Consumer Code
Energy Saving Trust
EV Energy Tariffs Guide
love your EV
Blueflame and Gasway fully integrated their heating and renewable engineering operations in 2018. We now provide some one of the most experienced design, installation and maintainance engineering teams that specialise in renewable energy services from air source heat pumps, solar panels and solar storage and related smart components, such as EV chargepoints and iboost solar water heating. You can be assured that with a combined 75 years of trading history in the heating and energy industry too, that you are in safe hands.
Blueflame were among the first UK companies to hold MCS Certification and Registration - which means we are accredited to install renewable energy systems under the MCS Microgeneration Certification Scheme, a quality assurance standard backed by the Government. We are also Trustmark Accredited which ensures Government endorsed quality for all works undertaken. We hold a number of further respected, and often independently assessed industry accreditations, assuring consistent technical competence, safety and and management processes for all works undertaken.
Through our contionued experience and achievement, as well as consistent continued progression within advanced engineering training, technologies and compliance accreditation, as well as holding premier partnerships with leading technology manufacturers, we will deliver :
Reputable Customer service
We will deal with you in a courteous, constructive and prompt manner. We will provide you with all the information you need to help you decide on the most suitable EV chargepoint for your needs.This will include clearly explaining how the product will work and benefit you, and how you can get the best from it. We are an engineering company - we DO NOT emply salespeople. You will not be pressurised into a sale.
Experienced engineering surveyor, designer and installer
We will conduct a professional site survey and assessment of the suitability of your property for an EV chargepoint, including the adequacy of the electricity supply. Before you agree to anything, key information will be sent to you in writing following the visit, including a detailed quotation and any technical information (plus any other information that may be required through our engineering accreditation codes of practice)
Clear contract and terms
To proceed we will provide you with a written contract, with clear and accurate pricing and information about the works to be carried out. Also information about your rights to cancel and all other applicable terms and conditions. Only an official contract in writing can be agreed upon and you will never be asked to pay a deposit before you have signed a contract.
Post installation serviceFollowing installation and before leaving yoru premises, you will be shown how to operate your EV chargepoint and provided with all related product documentation. We will also notify, and providing subsequent evidence of notification with, the relevant District Network Opertaor (DNO) of your EV chargepoint installation. We will provide you with product warranty and workmanship warranty (which includes trading protection), plus a termed period during which you will have redress should any workmanship related or product problems arise. Finally you will have the reassurance that any complaints will be resolved as quickly and effectively within our practicable means.
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