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Samuel chargers around Rome…

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Our Samuel becomes a man this week…

And we wanted to mark it doing something special – which he’d remember for life – without blowing the bank.

Studying Rome (amongst others things) as a history student at Lancaster University, a short trip seemed the obvious choice.

Secretly it gave me an opportunity to see the electric car and charging progress of another major European country (please don’t tell Samuel).

Overall there seemed to be similar numbers of electric vehicles buzzing around, mainly Fiat 500, but also others including buses.

But there was a severe lack of charging infrastructure.

Obviously most Rome city living is in apartments within fantastic – but very old majestic buildings – with no real chance of ever having chargers installed.

And the public chargers we did come across, were always full, with cars being left day and night, whilst people worked or slept.
We can see this is going to a real problem for city livers and workers in particular.

That being said Samuel and I had a real blast – he led our adventure – planning visits to all the main things covered in his degree.

A total of 45 miles covered in 2 full days, my feet are killing me, i’ll be glad to get back to work for a rest – what I’d give to be 21 again.

We got lucky too…

The picture shows us turning up at St Peters for a nosey round, only to find the Pope (Papa Francesco) leading mass outside in St. Peter’s piazza.

Amazingly, the Vatican had workplace chargers located in strategic places, as it seems the Vatican police have migrated to electric cars already.

Do you think the Vatican gained access to an Italian workplace charging grant scheme – where they can claim up to €75,000 – like we can help you access in the UK?

Although, for those of you with off road parking, the most convenient and cheapest way to charge an electric vehicle is by getting home EV chargers installation.

We can help you with this too – with a £350 grant still available for rentals and apartment owners – plus £100 discount while stocks last

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Alison Whitfield

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24 September 2022
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Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The scheme is currently open to applicants that:

  1. Rent their house or bungalow.
  2. Own or rent an apartment / flat.
  3. Are the landlord of a domestic rental property.
  4. Are a social housing provider.
  5. Has dedicated off-road parking at the property.
  6. Own or have ordered a qualifying vehicle.
  7. Have not previously claimed an OLEV grant.

Not sure if you are eligible?

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Standard installation terms

  1. Fitting of an EV charger on a brick wall, or to another suitable permanent structure.
  2. Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter/distribution board and the charging unit.
  3. Supply meter/distribution board on the inside of an outside wall.
  4. Routing the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm thick (if required).
  5. Fitting & testing of electrical connections & protections required for the EV charger.
  6. An additional three-way consumer unit (if required).
  7. Installation of a Type C MCB and a Type A RCD or a type A RCBO.
  8. No groundworks 

Not standard installation?

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