Advancements in the EV industry in 2020 - We Power Your Car
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Advancements in the EV industry in 2020

2020 has been a big year for the electric vehicle industry. When it comes to the latest in technology, electric cars have really pushed one step further. With many more manufacturers releasing their electric models, and even supercar brands committing to focusing on an electric-powered future, we’ve seen plenty of advancement in the industry. 

But what are the biggest developments this year? From a reduction in car times to improvement in charging infrastructure, we’ve seen it all. Here are the biggest advancements in the EV industry this year 👇

Charging point

Reduction in charging times

EV charging plugs now offer 3 differences in speed, such as slow, fast and rapid.

Fast and rapid charging units would typically be found at petrol stations or motorway services, whereas, ‘slower’ charging units are better suited to home charging, as they take between 6 and 12 hours to fully recharge your vehicle, at 7kW. When you don’t need to be recharged so fast, you can use a slower charger for your electricity consumption at home.

Of course, when you’re looking for the ideal solution to domestic charging, we can take the hassle out of finding the right charger and getting it installed for you.

Mercedes EQC

Many manufacturers are going electric

Big name manufacturers are becoming increasingly interested in the EV market and this year, we’ve seen introductions from Audi and Mercedes.

Audi’s e-tron launch continues to go from success to success with the Sportback and 50 models proving fully customisable and allowing drivers to have the electric car of their dreams.

The EQ range from Mercedes is also gathering pace with the EQC and EQV being joined early next year by the EQA which has impressed in winter testing conditions, having been initially intended to hit the market at the end of 2020.

In fact, supercar manufacturer Bentley had announced in early November that they would be producing electric-only cars from 2030 – ahead of the UK Government’s confirmation that the ban on new petrol/diesel cars would be brought forward to 2030.

Bentley were the first luxury car manufacturer to develop a hybrid vehicle, but this latest step takes them one step closer towards their electric SUV future, and specifically their EXP 100 GT Concept.

EV car park charging

More robust infrastructure

Charging capability on-the-go and while travelling around the country has long been a topic of debate when it comes to switching to an EV. With so many more vehicles set to hit the market in the next 5 years – 8 million more according to comparison website CompareTheMarket – it’s important that our charging infrastructure also grows just as rapidly.

We’ve seen in 2020 that many more supermarkets, fast food restaurants and other national retailers have invested in installing electric vehicle charge points in their car parking facilities. KFC is just the latest to announce the upcoming installation of their rapid-charging pay-as-you-charge option. Earlier this year, McDonalds committed to servicing all 1,300 of their drive-thru locations with EV chargers nationwide.

But, when it comes to your home charging solution, we have you covered. We Power Your Car is the one-stop-shop for getting the perfect EV charger for your vehicle installed at your home.

There are no hidden costs either; everything is included in our fixed price quote. No matter which electric vehicle you choose to buy for your next car, let us sort your EV charging. Find the right charger in under a minute by answering a few simple questions here.

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Tethered charger

This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.

Socketed charger

This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.

Underground cable

We lay SWA cable laid at 600mm deep, with a protective cable warning tape laid 150mm above the cable. These are laid on a sand or sifted sand soil bed then backfilled.

Overhead cable

We position overhead cables at a minimum height of 3.5m and are run along a catenary wire. The cable run should not be accessible to vehicles.

Standard installation for the Homecharger covers the majority of homes in the UK and includes the following: