Electric Charging Everything you need to know about switching to an electric vehicle.

Electric Charging

Where is your main charge point?

One of the main concerns among those considering switching to electric is access to suitable charging points. Whether it’s a home installation or a public charging location, there’s plenty of opportunity to charge your vehicle in a way that is easy and cost effective. Of course, depending on your own particular circumstances and residential situation, the available options may vary, but we at Drift Bridge are delighted to detail the various solutions from which to choose.

Steady access to charging. The installation of dedicated home charging points is the most convenient way to secure regular and cost-effective charging of your vehicle.
Occasional access to charging. Many workplaces now cater for those driving an electric vehicle by offering dedicated charging points that enable you to top up your vehicle during working hours.
Reliant on public charging The UK-wide network of charging points is growing apace, with thousands of public solutions and detailed directions to the nearest point available.

How far do you drive daily?​

Range is an all-important factor in selecting an electric car. In fact, for many people, knowing their vehicle has the ability to comfortably reach a desired destination is crucial to their peace of mind. Understanding just how far you drive on a regular basis and carefully planning your route on longer journeys is key to ensuring you get the most out of your electric vehicle, arranging suitable points and times to stop and charge.

Short Trips. A single charge will be suitable for covering multiple trips within the local area, meaning less need to charge the battery.
Medium Trips. When heading out of town on a longer trip, the average electric car has enough range and capacity to fulfil your needs.
Long Trips. Zap Map will provide you with details of the nearest public charging points for your vehicle, meaning you can plot your journey with confidence.


There are many advantages to investing in an all-electric car, with benefits ranging from more affordable running costs to playing an important role in cutting CO2 emissions. Not only that, but electric models do not incur any road tax charges and are exempt from congestion fees too. There’s also improved maintenance costs and the opportunity to benefit from government incentives to help make switching to electric even more appealing.

Cost of maintenance With fewer moving components than a regular combustion engine, electric models experience less mechanical issues and provide more affordable motoring.
Government's Electric Schemes To help promote the changeover to electric, government initiatives such as road tax and congestion fee exemptions make switching more desirable.
Cost of daily use The cost-per-mile of an all-electric car is a fraction of that associated with petrol or diesel power, making it more cost effective to run.