New data reveals more than a quarter of current electric vehicle drivers charge at peak-hours rather than during most cost-efficient periods
Over half of all current EV drivers do charge off-peak, but even these drivers could use more efficient charging strategies to ensure electricity can continue getting greener as demand for EVs skyrockets.
More than a quarter (28 per cent) of EV drivers charge their vehicle whenever they get home rather than waiting for the cheapest time to plug in, according to new research from Love my EV, an EV comparison website (PCW) that matches people with an affordable electric car and finds the best home energy tariff to make charging it even cheaper and greener.
Data from the PCW uncovered that an average EV driver who charges whenever, irrelevant of price, would already lose out on savings of £200 per year on their charging alone and with rising energy prices, is set to spend an extra £160 on energy unnecessarily by not waiting for a cheaper off-peak period to charge their vehicle. *
Mat Thomson, Co-Founder of Love my EV said, “People need to move away from plugging in their vehicles as soon as they get home from work.
“This change in behaviour is good for the consumer, as lower energy prices during off-peak hours can be passed on. An average EV driver now stands to save an estimated £360 a year by simply charging during off-peak hours – and there may be further savings if they delay other household energy use.”
A new electric vehicle hub designed to support fleet operators through the process of electrification has been added to the Association of Fleet Professionals’ website with the support of Nissan.
It features a range of specially-created resources including a list of frequently-asked questions about EV operation, upcoming AFP events covering electrification such as training sessions and webinars, and detailed product information.
LeasePlan UK has launched a new online tool to help van drivers determine whether they can make the switch to electric.
The tool is designed to raise awareness of the ever-expanding range of electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs) available to van drivers, and to support the UK’s transition to low emission vehicles.
Fully electric, flexible and environmentally friendly, this is what the near future of mobility looks like for Leasys, a Stellantis brand and subsidiary of FCA Bank.
The leading long-term rental company in Italy and major player at European level announces its electrification strategy and development plan for the upcoming years which aims to complete its ’mobility revolution’ project by 2024.