Blue MG Charging using public charger

Is Electric right for me?

There are more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road than ever, and conversion rates from traditional forms of motor cars to highly efficient and eco-friendly versions are gathering apace. The world is moving towards a sustainable motoring future, and here at Croxdale, we’re fully behind the electric revolution, and we hope you are too. However, if you’re on the fence, please read on…

Where is your main charge point?

If you’ve been putting off the switch from the combustion engine to a 100% electric drivetrain, it might be because you’re concerned about your charging options. Let us assure you that there are more solutions than you might think.

White car charging at home
Steady access to charging. The vast majority of electric car owners charge their vehicle at home. This can be done using the cable supplied with the electric vehicle in question. Simply plug it into a standard three-pin socket and you’re good to go. This is, however, the slowest charging option but it’s also convenient for many owners because the car can be left to charge overnight. A faster method is possible with a specially installed domestic wallbox, which cuts down charging times considerably.
Charging plug
Occasional access to charging. If you drive to work, it’s quite possible that you’re allowed to charge your vehicle at your workplace. Again, you can do so via a three-pin power supply or – if your employer is on the ball – by using a dedicated fast-charging unit.
Orange MG charging in public
Reliant on public charging Did you know that there are more than 42,500 public charging points located across the UK and more are being added all the time? This means there’s no need for range anxiety (the fear of running out of electric power). You can easily find your nearest EV charger at, where you can also download the free app for your Android or Apple smartphone.

How far do you drive daily?

EVs have a finite range – but then, the same can be said of petrol/diesel cars. It’s simply a case of where and when you’re going to acquire your next top-up. Still, it’s something that’s worth considering, and as long as you think smart, you’ll never need to be without power.

Short Trips. If you typically drive 30 miles a day – a round trip, to and from work, for instance – an electric car will be more than capable of covering this distance.

Medium Trips. A medium-length trip, between 100 and 150 miles, for example, is achievable by most EVs with a fully charged battery. However, it’s always worth factoring in public-charging stops, which should take no longer than 40 minutes.
Long Trips. If you’re planning a long-distance journey by car, it’s best to ensure that the battery is fully charged before setting off. Thereafter, you’ll need to be aware of where your next charging break is likely to occur – and the locations of your nearest public connectors.


There are many advantages to owning an EV, not least the fact that it produces zero CO2 and NOx emissions, which makes it the cleanest form of motor car.

Let’s take a look at some other benefits that come with driving an electric vehicle…

Cost of maintenance Because an electric drivetrain contains fewer working parts than a regular combustion engine, it’s less apt to go wrong, which means it’s more affordable to maintain.
Cost of daily use In relative terms, electricity is much cheaper than petrol or diesel. Therefore, running an electric car is considerably more cost-effective than running one which is powered purely by fuel.
Other cost savings Electric vehicles are liable for the lowest rates of Vehicle Excise Duty. They’re also exempt from Clean Air Zone charges.

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