Electrification is the future, but in order to become the present there must be a wide and reliable charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. According to a recent report many UK homes are getting their houses ready for the all-electric revolution, and this is set to explode over the next five years.
Over 350,000 homes will be fitted with electric vehicle chargers by 2025 as plug-in car uptake surges, according to electric vehicle charge point installer Andersen. An incredible 362,270 wall boxes could be installed in UK driveways and garages over the next five years based on current installation rates, adding to the current hearty crop of 120,000.
Andersen is a British manufacturer and installer of high-end vehicle charge points, focused on creating a range of home wall box chargers. The company produces the A2, which is a charger that hides the integrated cable and has SMART controlled connectivity and 22kW power, although this requires three-phase power. Every charging point comes with the Kønnect app, which allows users to track energy usage, lock and unlock the charge point remotely and schedule charging.
As we reported, the electric vehicle market, according to SMMT car registrations data, is expanding as there has been a 158% yearly increase in EV sales which corresponds to 4.7% of the overall market share.
Multiple manufacturers are planning to switch production to only electric vehicles, like Lotus, while others are planning to introduce multiple EV models on the market, like Volkswagen. The number of electric models available to buy is predicted to rise from 60 to over 176 by the end of 2020. Recent changes to the UK vehicle excise duty system saw electric vehicles become exempt from benefit-in-kind tax, further enhancing their appeal for fleet buyers.
According to Jerome Faissat, Commercial Director of Andersen, an all-electric future might be closer than we think.
“We’ve seen clear evidence that people want to change their habits so that they can move forward in a way that is more mindful. Over the past three months, pollution has fallen in our cities and we’ve enjoyed the cleanest air we’ve had in decades, and it’s inspired many to rethink the way they get around,” he said. “Going electric is more than an ethical choice. It’s a choice to embrace the future. Our message is clear: If we work together, we can help encourage take up of electric vehicles and make our communities cleaner and safer.”