How do you charge an electric vehicle at home?

How do you charge an electric vehicle at home?

When you get an electric car, you are no longer reliant on fuel. After all, being liberated from the need to visit a fuel station and pay for fossil fuels not only saves the environment, but it saves you time and money. This is, however, assuming you can charge your car at home. In this article, we talk about how you charge your electric vehicle at home and some of the key benefits of home charging rather than using public charging points for your vehicle.…

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Where do you charge an electric vehicle?

Where do you charge an electric vehicle?

In order to charge electric vehicles (EVs), they must be plugged into a charge point. Here in Britain, there are four different places where EV charging typically takes place: at work, at home, at service stations and public locations.…

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When will petrol cars become illegal in the UK?

When will petrol cars become illegal in the UK?

At COP26 in Glasgow last year, Prime minister Boris Johnson outlined his plans to scrap the selling of petrol-powered cars by the year 2030, but many people have misinterpreted this announcement. Read on for a closer look at the sale of new petrol cars coming to an end here in the UK, and how this will impact drivers.…

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When will diesel cars become illegal in the UK?

When will diesel cars become illegal in the UK?

In 2017, Michael Gove who was the UK’s environmental secretary announced that new diesel and petrol cars would be banned from sale by the year 2040. However, this deadline was moved forward and now the ability to buy an all-new diesel vehicle in Britain will end much sooner. An upcoming ban on diesel cars is part of a government initiative dubbed the Green Industrial Revolution. Representing a £12 billion investment, ministers hope the scheme will provide 250,000 new jobs for Britons, as the country begins to invest in green energy, carbon capture and new battery technology, carbon capture. We explored when this upcoming plan to outlaw diesel cars here in the UK comes into full force.…

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Should I buy an electric vehicle next?

Should I buy an electric vehicle next?

While once a curiosity, electric vehicles (EVs) are an increasingly popular option for many drivers both here in Britain and abroad. Figures revealed by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that more than half of the UK’s younger drivers are likely to swap to EV within the next 10 years. With the UK Government’s intention to end the sale of diesel and petrol cars by the year 2030 such motorists can be forgiven for wanting to get a head start with an EV experience of their own. We took a closer look at some of the benefits buying an EV can bring, to help you decide if it’s the right ride for you when you need a new car.…

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What is a smart motorway?

What is a smart motorway?

Smart motorways have been a hotly debated topic for a number of years now, which has caused the UK government to pause their rollout of smart motorways until at least five years of safety data is available. Although a full rollout has been put on hold, there are still large portions of our roads that use the smart motorway system. As a result of this, it's more important than ever to truly understand how they work and what to look out for.…

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What were the 5 best selling cars in the UK of 2021?

What were the 5 best selling cars in the UK of 2021?

2021 has been and gone, with a new series of car registrations alongside it. The number of new car registrations at the end of any year is fascinating, but the combination of the pandemic's continuing effects and another year of advances in the hybrid-electric sphere means a real market shake-up is on the cards. Read on to find out more about the best selling cars of 2021, and some of the trends driving their success.…

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Do electric vehicles need road tax in 2022?

Do electric vehicles need road tax in 2022?

Take a look at the UK’s roads today, and you’ll notice more electric vehicles than ever before. An increase in customer demand, awareness of environmental issues and concessions for electric cars mean that these automobiles have become a familiar sight around the country in next to no time. Incentives such as the Plug-In Car Grant have helped assist more drivers than ever before in owning electric vehicles. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the road tax legislation for electric cars and to highlight the potential savings that electric car drivers could make over the years thanks to government legislation that favours renewable energy over fossil fuels.…

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Why you shouldn't take out GAP insurance from your motor dealer

Why you shouldn't take out GAP insurance from your motor dealer

One thing that makes buying a car from a dealership stressful is that the salesperson will encourage you to take out every add-on they offer. This will include things like scratch and dent insurance, paint protection, a service plan and, of course, GAP insurance. It can be challenging to leave the showroom without spending an extra £1,000 or more! We're here to tell you that there are equivalent or better products available online that could save you a lot of money without sacrificing quality in any way.…

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A guide for young drivers getting car insurance: what to know and what to avoid

A guide for young drivers getting car insurance: what to know and what to avoid

It’s no secret that young drivers’ insurance is typically very costly and can prove quite the expense for parents, guardians or for the young driver themselves. It’s not uncommon for insurance to cost more than the price of the first car, either. On average, quotes for teenagers looking at car insurance can be as much as three times the amount of quotes for drivers who are in their mid-thirties. It’s clear that there is a huge disparity because as young drivers gain more experience and when they hit the age of 25, the insurance drops by almost 30%, continuing to decrease with each birthday. That’s why, here at Direct Gap, we’ve put together this guide for young drivers’ car insurance. The things to know and research as well as the things to be careful of.…

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