Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular across the UK. In fact, ‘plug-in vehicles nationally [rose] by over 70% [in 2022] as the UK continues to accelerate towards net-zero transport’ in a bid to stop global warming.
At Euro Car Parks, we offer EV charging stations across our sites to help meet this ever-increasing demand and to make charging your car as simple as possible.
If you’re considering making the switch to an electric car or have already made this lifestyle change, you might be curious to learn the benefits associated with EV charging stations.
There are numerous benefits associated with EV charging stations. These benefits include, but are not limited to:
- EV charging stations are better for the environment
- They provide a cost-effective solution for driving
- They are highly convenient for customers
- EV charging stations are highly efficient
One of the main benefits associated with EV charging stations is that they are better for the environment.
When you consider that part of the UK’s plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050 involves the transition to electric vehicles, the demand for EV charging points is only going to increase over the coming years.
With an increasing number of people conscious of the planet and the effects of global warming, EV charging stations help to support both individuals and businesses to be more environmentally friendly.
By using electric vehicles and EV charging stations in car parks, then, individuals can help the UK to grow closer to reducing carbon emissions to meet the 2050 target.
Another benefit of EV charging stations is that they provide a cost-effective solution for driving.
In 2022, fuel prices rose significantly, in turn, ‘driving UK inflation to a 30-year high’ and making commutes increasingly expensive.
While fuel prices have since come down, petrol and diesel prices still remain a significant outgoing for many.
Although the price of using EV charging stations varies depending on the location, the cost of running your electric vehicle can be cheaper in the long run.
This largely comes down to the fact that ‘electricity costs much less than petrol or diesel and electric cars require less maintenance than an internal combustion engine’, emphasising how it can be a more cost-effective choice.
As you eliminate the need for refuelling your car by using an EV charging station, you can thus cut your costs significantly.
The next benefit of EV charging stations is that they are highly convenient for customers.
Not every electric vehicle driver has an at-home charging point, evidenced by the fact that the ‘number of UK electric car charging points jump[ed] by 33%’ in 2022 to try to meet the demand.
Instead of relying on home charging points that have a significant upfront cost, electric vehicle charging stations provide users with the convenience of charging their car in numerous locations no matter where they are on their journey.
So, whether you’re commuting to work or want to charge your car while at a supermarket, you have the opportunity to do so hassle-free with an EV charging station.
Last, but not least, a benefit of EV charging stations is that they are highly efficient, especially when it comes to rapid charging points.
Depending on the location you opt for, you can schedule charging your car at an EV charging station with working, at a service station, or even when you’re shopping.
At Euro Car Parks, our ANPR technology provides you with a bespoke system that reduces the amount of time wasted searching for car-parking spaces and ensures our specialist priority bays are available for those that need them most.
Not only can this protect spaces for EV charging users, but also disabled users, emergency vehicles and staff members.
Additionally, many charging stations allow you to pay with contactless payments or from an app, allowing customers to manage their parking from their mobile phones efficiently and effortlessly.
Euro Car Parks provide bespoke car park management solutions for every sector by combining cutting-edge technology including ANPR and data analytics while operating with a personal approach.
If you’re interested in using one of our services, including our EV charging points, visit our website or get in touch today at email@example.com.