Change is happening and it’s happening fast! Electric vehicle (EV) sales in the UK increased from 3,500 in 2013 to over 100,000 vehicles in 2017, with the likes of Mitsubishi, Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Nissan all having very popular electric vehicle offerings. European countries such as the Netherlands and Norway are mandating all new cars should be electric by 2025. This increase in the demand for electric vehicles will require a complete shift in the infrastructures of our cities (and homes!) as transport shifts from oil to electricity consumption. It requires the installation of electric car charging stations to accommodate the rise in electric vehicles, and to ensure people have mobility when they need it.
When installed alongside solar PV the excess energy you generate can be sent directly to charge your car for free.