Ford F-150 Lightning takes the stage as Biden details EV plan

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U.S. President Joe Biden visits Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn

Electric vehicles, sometimes referred to as EVs are set to be the future as the UK government want the roads free of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. At this current time, many car industry’s have been transforming their businesses into designing and developing electric cars.

U.S. President Joe Biden travelled to Michigan to pitch his Administration’s plan to help the U.S. auto industry speed its transition to electric vehicles. Biden gave his speech at a Ford electric vehicle production facility, sharing the stage with Ford’s new F-150 Lightning EV pickup.

In his speech, he went into detail about some of the elements of his Administration’s plan. They include government assistance, in the form of tax credits, to establish EV and battery manufacturing in the U.S. and to retool existing facilities for those purposes. The Administration also wants 500,000 new EV charging stations, and has plans to upgrade the electrical grid as well.

Here are some of the benefits to the electric vehicle;

No fuel, no emissions

This is the main point that attracts many people to electric cars, as they are very beneficial for the environment. This is due to the electric engine within an EV operates on a closed circuit, so an electric car does not emit any of the harmful gases often associated with global warming. No petrol or diesel is needed in a fully electric vehicle, which is great for carbon footprint.

Running costs

As you’re not paying for petrol or diesel, you save a lot of money on fuel. On average in the UK it costs £63.80 to fill the average unleaded petrol tank for medium-sized cars. In comparison to the electric car that costs as little as 96p for a full charge.

Low maintenance

Petrol and diesel engines can require expensive engine maintenance over their lifetimes, whereas, electric vehicles don’t. This is because in a traditional combustion engine there are hundreds of moving parts that can potentially go wrong, whereas an electric motor has fewer than 20. This means that your EV is likely to have lower long-term maintenance costs than other vehicles.

Performance

Most of the fun of owning a car comes from getting out on the roads and putting it to work. In the past, electric vehicles haven’t had the sleekest image; many have had low expectations as to how well an electric car can do versus traditional engines.

As more manufacturers have piled into the market with their own take on the electric vehicle, the performance levels of EVs has rocketed.  Electric cars are lighter, and as all of their power is generated from a standing start their acceleration capability can surprise. Certain brands, such as Tesla, have done a lot to improve people’s perceptions of electric vehicles – the Tesla Model S is one of the fastest-accelerating cars on the market, doing 0 – 60mph in just 2.5 seconds.

From the statistics well soon all be in electric vehicles, so this means we need to make sure our homes and offices have the capability to charge the numerous vehicles. At MTG Energy Solutions, we are OLEV approved installers. With our OLEV approved, safe charging points your electric vehicle can do 200 miles excess on a single charge. You will be able to easily charge your electric car whether you’re at home or at your car park at work with our EV charging system.

At MTG we can install a variety of EV chargers, as well as combining solar energy with EV charging to get lower running costs.

If you are a business or a homeowner who wants to invest in EV charging installation then call us on 0115 888 2777 or enquire online here.