There really is no better time to buy used EVs! Especially because last week energy giants Shell, revealed their plans to support the UK government in installing 50,000 electric vehicle charging stations!
The energy company is offering financial support to local authorities to help fund EV charging infrastructure to support the planned phasing out of petrol and diesel vehicles. Read on to learn more!
EV NEWS: Shell to install over 50,000 EV charge points!
Shell recently announced their plans to install 50,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2025. Their drive is to make electric vehicles more accessible to drivers without off-street parking. This is a result of the government’s pledge to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
As their aim is to reach net zero by 2050, the UK will need sufficient infrastructure, including many more public charging stations, to support this change. Shell’s EV charging points will be rolled out by their sister-company Ubitricity, who already have over 3,600 charging stations in Britain.
The plans involve Shell financially subsidising local authorities by topping up the remaining
25% of the price that is not covered by the government. A recent report from the Competition and Markets Authority suggests that between 280,000 and 480,000 public chargers will need to be installed by 2030 to keep up with demand. That’s more than 10 times the current amount of chargers.
Shell’s UK chair, David Bunch, said, “it’s vital to speed up the pace of EV charger installation across the UK and this aim and financing offer is designed to help achieve that.” And he couldn’t be more right!
Especially due to recent figures from the National Audit Office which shows that over 60% of people living in cities and urban areas do not have private, off-street parking. While it isn’t impossible to live with an EV without a driveaway, it certainly can make it difficult.
Hopefully this surge in public charging points will make EV life that little bit easier for those households! It will also have a huge impact for people making regular long journeys or anyone leasing an EV without charging points installed at their home. We think it’s definitely a step in the right direction!
EV accessories for sale
When looking to buy used EVs, you might also be looking to purchase some charging accessories so you can easily charge your EV at home. We have a range of wall chargers and charging cables for sale that will fit your electric vehicle.
Our most popular wall charger is by far the 7kW type 2 tethered wallbox. This is a high-quality charging station which is installed in both public and private places. It comes complete with a five metre long cable for its type 2 plug. We also have a more powerful 11kW wallbox on offer which will charge used EVs a lot quicker!
A type 2 charging point is compatible with the BMW i3, Audi e-tron, Renault ZOE and many more. You can view the full list of compatible used EVs, here.
We have a couple of different charging cables which are compatible with type 2 charging points. The first is our three-pin five metre long charging cable which is ideal for everyday domestic use! Equipped with LED lights, you can easily see your vehicle’s charging status!
Our three phase type 2 charger provides 32 amps of electricity to charge your EV. Chargers with phase three do charge vehicles much faster too! As an added bonus, it’s also available from EV Sales in lots of different colours! Meaning you can coordinate your EV with its charger!
Best of all, both of these charging cables can be plugged into any three-pin plug sockets in the UK. This means you can easily charge your EV on the go, while visiting friends or at work!
Check out all of our EV accessories here.
Used EVs for sale!
Here at EV Sales, we specialise in selling brilliant used EVs with MOT, only one previous owner, plus we offer a one month warranty on all vehicles!
At the moment, we have a fantastic range of electric vehicles, including quirky BMW i3s and stunning Teslas! We also have a couple of amazing brand new Peugeot e-Expert all-electric vans up for sale at equally amazing prices!
If you have any further questions about our used EVs or our EV accessories, please contact our friendly team! You can give us a call on 01634 914 063 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please take a look at our full stocklist to see what takes your fancy!
* All information correct as of 04/10/2021/