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Florida man steals electricity for his Tesla


Driving an electric car can sometimes make a calm person slide into bouts of extreme desperation. That may be the kindest way to describe why a Florida man ditched his Tesla on another person’s lawn, stole electricity from that house, and walked off to party with friends in the middle of the night. Read More…

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All car chargepoints to be smart by July 2019


All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019. The government announced this today, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published earlier this year. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed. Each one capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. Smart […]

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Hotel Occupancy Rates Boosted by Electric Car Chargers


More electric car owners are looking for hotels which offer electric charge points. And Hookwood Lodge in Surrey knows this better than most. Demand from new guests has increased to such a level that they have now doubled the number of electric car chargers they have to cope with the high numbers of electric car […]

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UK’s 5.44p petrol price hike makes another compelling reason for EVs


The average price of UK petrol rose by 5.44p a litre in April, the second biggest monthly increase since 2000. Data from the RAC revealed a litre of unleaded shot up from 122.62p to 128.06p on average, with the retailer increases driven by a 5% jump in the cost of a barrel of oil. Diesel increased by […]

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Administrator Vacancy – Part time, home based


About the role We are looking for a home-based, part-time sales administrator to help us expand our business and focus on customer enquiries and job management. The role will initially be part time but may become full time eventually. The job allows flexible working and is designed to enable it to fit around other commitments […]

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How to choose your electric car charger


So, you’ve ‘gone green’ and bought your first electric car. Fantastic, welcome to the future. Clean, quiet and ultra-low cost powered transport is all yours. But wait, what about getting some more of this lovely clean power, commonly referred to as electricity, when you’ve used what you had in your car to begin with? Where […]

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Is my car eligible for an OLEV charging grant?


So, you want to by an electric car or a hybrid electric car but do you know if it’s eligible for a government grant? Whether it’s on the price of the new car (because there aren’t grants on used electric and hybrid cars) or it’s one of our electric car chargers, you can find out […]

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Charger Security


Should I secure my home EV charging point? It’s a common question we are often asked and so, here in this Chargebase article, we’ll cover this EV issue and give our view on this matter. Home EV charging points are becoming increasingly popular but they do present a potential security issue for owners. Almost none […]

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What’s the difference between a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and an electric car?


A ban on conventional petrol or diesel cars seems likely. It won’t happen for decades, and the details have yet to be even discussed, let alone confirmed, but it’s safe to assume that the simplest powertrain — an internal combustion engine driving the wheels via a mechanical transmission — will one day seem as old-fashioned as a manual […]

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Tesla Model 3 – Test driven


Lowest-priced, largest-volume Tesla yet has wooed and wowed the buying public in the US. Should UK buyers join the queue for a Model 3? Find out more here.

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Shell to open electric vehicle charging points at UK petrol stations


Shell is opening a first wave of electric vehicle charging points at its UK petrol stations, in a sign of the far-reaching changes under way in the transport and oil sectors. Drivers will be able to recharge 80% of their battery in half an hour at forecourts in London, Surrey and Derby from this week, […]

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Hampshire install for a Renault Zoe


Southern Hampshire is one of the latest locations we’ve fitted our excellent chargers. This customer, despite a complex installation, was very happy with their fast charging point fitted neatly at their home. Will you be next?

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“Chargebase has the smallest charger on the market and unlike the national suppliers who are only interested in quick and simple installations, they had qualified electricians willing to do the extra work we needed. I paid a little extra above a standard install for the extra work, but the price was competitive and they arrived on time and completed the install to my complete satisfaction.”
- Mr S, Sandhurst.

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