Good news if you’re a fan of Jaguar‘s and electric vehicles, as the new generation of Jaguar XJ has been confirmed to have been reinvented as an electric vehicle, to go on sale in 2019.
The XJ has been the flagship model for Jaguar for a number of years now, and will celebrate it’s 50th birthday this month. With the future of motoring adapting to a green, electric, more sustainable future, the company decided it was an ideal opportunity to make a statement and convert a classic of British motoring into an electric model.
Word on the rumor mill is that the model will carry a range of around 300 miles, and is being pitted against the BMW 7 series and a Mercedes – Benz- S Class.
When weighing up the pro’s and cons of purchasing an electric vehicle of late, there seems to be one overriding con that seems to plague many of the conversations I have regarding electric vehicles.
“But what if I’m on the motorway, and I run out of charge?”
Making long distance journey’s with an electric vehicle is undoubtedly one of the main concerns when it comes to electric vehicles. But it’s a concern that needn’t exist. There is little difference to preparing for a long distance journey with an electric vehicle than there is with a petrol vehicle. In fact it’s probably actually easier with an electric.
Let’s say you’re based in Manchester, and you’re planning a long journey to our wonderfully cultural capital city, London. The night before, you’d plug your electric vehicle into your brand new Rolec Wallpod. Incidentally the fastest home charging unit on the market, installed by your trusted electric vehicle charge-point installers, McNally EV. Shameless plug there, but I’m not going to apologize.
So you plug your new 2018 Nissan Leaf in the night before. On a single full charge, this has a range of approximately 150 miles. So this will get you to just outside Oxford. Do you just abandon your car, with dead battery, on the side of the road and proceed to walk to the capital?
No, absolutely not. You see service stations up and down the country now have several electrical vehicle charge-points in their forecourts. The U.K currently has more than 13,000 electric vehicle public charge-points up and down the country. So you pull in, you grab a coffee, you charge your car, you browse your Facebook and while you’re there give McNally EV a cheeky 5* review for the fantastic installation of your electric vehicle charge-point. (Promise that’s the last time).
You then proceed on your journey after a nice relaxing break to enjoy your weekend of sightseeing and telling our Southern friends just how great McNally EV are.
If you ran out of fuel in a petrol model, you’d be forced to pull into the nearest service station, so ultimately what’s the difference?
The money saved on petrol/diesel is pretty incredible when broken down over the course of 12 months, and it’s not often you can say you have your own fueling station at home. Because in essence the ability to charge your vehicle at home, means you have your very own fueling station, on your doorstep.
Most electric vehicle hybrids contain a very small petrol engine that will kick in, if your electric vehicle may find itself out of charge, to give you that reassurance.
So, the concern that you’ll just suddenly be stranded on the M1, alone on the hard shoulder, and out of battery, is somewhat of a myth. A myth that needs to to run out of charge, and remain desolate on some hard shoulder somewhere.
Are you looking to install electrical vehicle charge-points in your place of work? Then Rolec’s EV Charge Online system is without doubt something you should be looking into.
It eradicates the need for any unnecessary subscriptions or costs to specific charge networks. It implements a system, that can be controlled by an employer remotely, and allows a user to simply pull alongside a charge-point and pay for their charge from their fingertips, on their mobile phone.
The Rolec EV Group Manager also allows the owner of a charge network to control who uses the charge-point, for how long, and set specific prices for certain group if needs be. For example the owner of a restaurant may charge one price for their customers and one price for their members of staff.
A game changing product from Rolec, who are really beginning to shape the future of electric vehicle charging.
It was a huge year for McNallyEV. Not only have we steadily grown into an industry leader for electric vehicle charge-point installations, but we’re beginning to have a huge impact in communities up and down the country.
Our biggest achievement of 2017 was undoubtedly becoming the Nationwide Installation Partner of Rolec, the worlds leading providers of outdoor electrical equipment. We’ve forged a fantastic relationship with the guys there and are excited with what the future holds for this partnership.
This in the year we celebrated our first 12 months as installers of EV charge-points, and 2 years as trading as a company! Quite remarkable growth for a business so young. It’s for this reason we were also nominated as Young Business of The Year at the prestigious Yorkshire Business Awards.
We’ve kept this under wraps until now, but we’ve also become an accredited installer of solar battery storage systems with PowerVault. Another partnership formed that we’re incredibly excited about heading into 2018!
We did a lot by the means of sponsorship in 2017 as well, and made our mark in the local community. We sponsored our local semi-professional football team, Silsden AFC, who are a pillar within the local community. We also sponsored a number of events, including the Manorlands Paint Rush, and the Sue Ryder Solstice Saunter.
KIA have joined the electric vehicle revolution, by unveiling a new SUV model, the Niro. The model has a range of of 238 miles allegedly, and carries a unique human machine interface.
Another feature is the Active Pedestrian Warning System (APWS). This feature will issue an alert if it detects a pedestrian or cyclist come in front of the car.
The technology included in the Niro demonstrates the capability of the technology KIA have to hand, and will no doubt trickle into many more models over the next few years.
.. in 1837!
Robert Anderson, a Scottish inventor, invented the first ever electric car, which had the ability to run off a single charge.
Gatson Plante built on the concept 20 years later, producing the first vehicle to have a re-chargeable battery.
To keep up with our current rate of expansion, we’re looking for hungry, ambitious electricians who are looking to work within a vibrant, and growing organization.
We’re looking for fully qualified electricians who have the ability to professionally install electric vehicle charging points.
We’re responsible for the installation of charge-points up and down the country, so travelling may be part of your role.
With the Government recently announcing plans to invest £400 million into the infrastructure of electric vehicle charge-points, so there couldn’t be a better time to join a thriving, expanding industry.
We’re offering a competitive rate of pay, and will provide a van, and fuel costs.
If interested, contact us today on 01535 444101 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guernsey has taken its first steps to join the impending electric vehicle revolution, by installing its first electric vehicle charging points.
The charge-points are located on on the North Beach car park, and emphasizes the commitment to a promoting a greener environment by the islands Transport Strategy, who have revealed they could potentially spread this to other sites on the island if demand is high.
The news further reinforces the governments intent to have all electric vehicles on our roads by 2040.
It’s been reported that the sales of electric and plug-in hybrid car sales have now soared past three million units across the globe.
Car manufacturers across the globe are increasing the number of electric vehicles within their fleets, with VW highlighting plans to become to be global leaders in the production of electric vehicles, and Volvo reported to be adding electrified vehicles to each of it’s models by 2019.
There are reports that sales of electric vehicles could reach an incredible five million by the end of 2018.
These lofty statistics highlight just how quickly the electric revolution is coming upon us.