Electric Vehicle Charging

16 June 2022

At Mansefield House, we are proud to be supporting sustainable tourism and working towards a net-zero economy.

As Electric Vehicles (EV) become more popular, we have added an EV Charger as part of the facilities we offer.

Research has shown that electric cars are better for the environment. They emit fewer greenhouse gases and air pollutants than petrol or diesel cars. And this takes into account their production and electricity generation to keep them running.

The major benefit of electric cars is the contribution that they can make towards improving air quality in towns and cities. With no tailpipe, pure electric cars produce no carbon dioxide emissions when driving. This reduces air pollution considerably.

Put simply, electric cars give us cleaner streets making our towns and cities a better place to be for pedestrians and cyclists. In over a year, just one electric car on the roads can save an average 1.5 million grams of CO2. That’s the equivalent of four return flights from London to Barcelona.

Charging your EV with a charger is safer, faster and cheaper. Safer, because the charger is smart and will control the flow of energy through the cable. Fast, because charging with a charger is about eight times faster than with just a cable. And last but not least affordable, because you can charge your car at off-peak times when electricity is cheaper than normal.

You might think you can simply take a connection cable, plug it into your car and the other end to the grid, right? Well, here’s why it’s not that easy. A car battery that is directly connected to the grid will charge full power all the electricity from your home. Have you ever used a hairdryer for 10 hours? Because that’s about the time a battery of most EV cars needs to be fully charged. The leads will eventually become very hot the longer the current flows. That’s why connecting your car directly to the grid with a so-called mode 1 charging cable, is prohibited for safety reasons.