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Electric dreams – exciting new EVs heading to the UK

Whilst 2020 has been a year that we would all rather put behind us, 2021 is set to be, quite literally, electrifying – with a bumper selection of EVs about to hit the streets.

From revolutionary city cars to family SUVs  – there’s a new electric or plug-in hybrid perfect for you, whatever your budget or requirements. Here are some of the exciting new EVs coming our way…

 

Citroën Ami
Image Source: Autocar

The electric answer to city travel.

The cute and compact Ami is packed with joie de vivre. Smaller than a smart car and infinitely cooler, it’s basic price of £7,000 makes it an ideal second car choice for city dwellers.

In its native France, you can order an Ami in supermarkets (whilst buying your baguettes) and licence-owning French moped riders can get behind the wheel from the age of 14.

Whilst it might not be possible to buy this for your teen when the Ami arrives in the UK, this nippy little EV still definitely has the “ooh la la” factor.

Ioniq 5
Image Source: CAR Magazine

Ioniq? Never heard of them, you might say. In fact, this is Hyundai’s new standalone brand for their range of EVs.

The first new Ioniq on the road will be the 5, a stylish and slightly retro-looking crossover based on Hyundai’s 45 concept car. Two more Ioniq models are planned for release over the next 4 years.

If you want to turn heads, this is the car for you.

Skoda Enyaq
Image Source: Carbuyer

A family SUV planned to hit the UK in spring 2021, the Enyaq is similar in size to a Skoda Octavia with a family-friendly price tag of £30,450.

It will be available in a variety of options – 62 and 82kWh batteries and two and four wheel drive. There will also be a vRS version.

This economical and spacious EV will up your green credentials, benefit the family budget and transform the dreaded school run.

 

Skoda Enyaq

Tesla Model Y
Image Source: CAR Magazine

You might know that Tesla’s Model 3 saloon briefly became Britain’s best selling car during the Coronavirus lockdown? Well, those in the know are convinced the Model Y, with its extra headroom, will be an even bigger hit.

The models available at launch will be Standard, Long Range and Performance, with impressive ranges of 298 to 314 miles.

Seven seats make this stylish hatchback a real contender in the family EV market.

It seems Tesla just can’t set a foot wrong.

tesla-model-Y

ID.3 Volkswagen
Image Source: buyacar

The ID.3 1st Edition houses a 58kWh battery, driving a rear-mounted electric motor providing an electric range of 260 miles.

Because the ID3 is based on a bespoke electric car-only platform, Volkswagen will be able to offer different versions, with the 1st Edition being at the top of the range.

Watch this space.

vw-id3

 

The EV market is buzzing right now, with so many new innovations ready to leave their petrol and diesel compatriots in the dust.

At We Power Your Car, we’re a one-stop-shop for all your EV charging needs. As there’s so much to consider when investing in an EV charger such as safety, cabling, installation and grants, it can be hard to choose which best suits you – that’s where we come in.

Get your fixed price quote today by answering a few simple questions here. The best part is there are no hidden costs – our price includes everything. That means as soon as you book your test drive for one of these electric wonders, you can make sure your home charging is set up and ready to go. The future is electric!

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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
Our instant price is fixed if it falls within our standard installation package plus any additions that you have selected (extra cabling for example). This package covers the majority of homes in the UK. Before we undertake your installation we will carry out a digital survey to check that nothing has been missed. After reviewing the survey results some additional work may be required in order to complete your installation safely and to the required standards. If this is the case, we will contact you well before the installation date and advise the cost of any required work. You can then continue with your installation, or alternatively we will refund you in full if you do not want to proceed.

Included in our standard installation is :
• Fitting of a single phase charge point to a brick or plaster wall or other suitable permanent structure
• Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter / distribution board and the charge point.
• Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick if this is needed.
• The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the charge point.
• An additional three way consumer unit, if required
• Installation of a Type A RCBO in an RCBO enclosure
• Up to 3 metres of plastic trunking to conceal interior wiring.
• An O-pen earth protection device if the charge point requires it. (This is NOT an earth rod)
• Up to 4 hours of labour from your installer to complete the work.
• Electrical testing of the whole installation.
• Handover and setup of the charge point and any app that may be needed.

Not included in our standard installation (additional work) :
• Where the installation requires additional cabling over and above the amount you have told us about.
• Upgrade/replacement of the main incoming supply fuse where the local DNO (eg Northern Powergrid) would need to attend site.
• If the charge point is to be mounted on a post/pedestal rather than an existing wall and where you have not selected a post as an extra cost option in your order.
• Installation of a charge point to a three phase supply.
• Where gas and water mains bonding (earthing) is not in place at your property. If this is not in place, additional work would be required before installation of the charge point.
• Any groundwork that has not been selected during the order process.

What else you need to know :
• On the day of installation, please ensure that the area around your consumer unit (fuse box), incoming electricity supply meter and proposed charge point location (including where the cable is expected to be run) is clear and free of obstructions.
• We will need your WiFi password as part of the installation process in order to connect your charge point to the internet. Please have this available for the installer. Details will not be kept.
• The charge point must be on your own designated off road parking.
• The charger will be fixed in line with current guidelines at a height where it cannot be hit by a vehicle.
• Our installers are not able to enter loft spaces; lift floorboards or flooring; take apart any furniture of work above a height of 2m. If you anticipate that any of this may be required, then please contact us and we can discuss in more detail and provide you with a quotation.
• Should there be extreme weather conditions our installers may not be able to continue with you installation if it is not safe to do so (for example flooding). They will always do their best to complete the work where they can.

If you have any questions then please contact our customer service team who will be happy to help. Please also read our terms and conditions.