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Considering an EV Charger?

With the current increase in sales of electric vehicles, and the Government’s push to disallow the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles after 2030, charging logistics need to be considered before purchasing an electric vehicle. How, when and where will you recharge?

If you have an electric vehicle and live in a city location, there are two primary considerations when thinking about installing an EV charger:

1. Where is the nearest EV charger located and is it convenient for you?

2. How well used is it? If an EV charger is for public use, then you may find it is already heavily utilised, and you will have to queue for the privilege.

If you would prefer to install a charger on your own property, you may need planning permission for this. But of course, you then have the advantage of sole use as and when you need it.

It is well known that, as yet, EV vehicles do not do huge mileages on a full battery charge, so having the ability and convenience of being able to recharge easily at home is a distinct advantage. This would almost certainly prove to be a box that is ticked in the future sale of your house. It was recently reported in The Sunday Times (14th July 2023) that a premium of up to 5% (according to the Prime London Index) can be commanded in London’s largely networked Victorian streets. Even if this premium is not achieved, it is almost certainly going to prove a valuable selling point in the future.

Parkers Design can help with the planning submission and quoting for the installation of EV chargers. We offer a one off payment to secure planning permission, which will last three years. So whether you want to make use of it yourself, or you are just looking to future-proof your house for when you sell it, both are worthy considerations.


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