By the end of the decade, new petrol and diesel cars will no longer be sold in the UK, and skilled electricians are leading the transformation of Britain’s roads by solving one of the public’s biggest concerns with electric vehicles.
According to JustPark, half of all EV drivers cannot charge their car at home, and according to a survey they published, 62 per cent of people considered the infrastructure surrounding charging points as their biggest concern putting them off buying an EV right now.
This alongside the range anxiety that can be caused by a lack of assurances surrounding charging points serves as two of the three biggest concerns for potential drivers and both can be helped in part by people taking an intensive electrician course to learn how to safely and securely fit charging points.
Despite these concerns, electric car sales doubled in 2021, partly driven by increased awareness and partly by increased energy costs causing many drivers to move on from petrol and diesel.
Whilst electric cars are currently more expensive than petrol and diesel cars to buy due to the technology still being relatively new, once the car is bought and the home charger installed the price per mile is considerably cheaper than their petrol equivalent, in some cases half the cost per mile.
At present, there are also a few government grants that are available that reduce the upfront cost of the car itself as well as setting up personal charging infrastructure, alongside a pledge to vastly increase the number of public charging points available.
The aim of this is to ensure that drivers are no more than 30 miles away from a rapid charging station at any point, with electricians leading the way in ensuring this happens, and thus leading a fundamental transformation of Britain’s roads in the years to come.