Electric Vehicle Charging Installation
The government has a nationwide target of 1m ports by 2025 to do that it involves additional infrastructure and expansion of the already growing network – C2E are committed to being part of the plan. New homes and buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces, as well as those undergoing major renovation, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points starting this year, under new legislation.
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- Existing KVA analysis
- KVA upgrade
- Dedicated electric services
- Meter installation and shipper procurement
- Multi-port or single-use KVA charges
- Rapid Car Chargers
- Contract Management and maintenance for installed units
Rapid EV Charging
The fastest way to charge an Electric Vehicle is by rapid chargers, and this type of EV charging is found on motorway service stations and other main route locations. It should take an hour for an average EV to charge on a rapid charge point at 50 KW. Charging efficiency is maximised as it can charge to 80% within 20 minutes to an hour depending on the battery capacity.
Rapid charging is only suitable for certain electric vehicle models that allow the capability to have rapid charging.
Fast Electric Vehicle Charging
Fast chargers will be found in public locations such as supermarkets and car parks where you will be spending longer than an hour. The charging times for fast chargers vary depending on the vehicle and speed of the unit, however fast chargers are rated at 7KW or 22KW.
Depending on the vehicle and unit speed, charging times vary, however 7KW charger recharges the electric vehicle within 4-6 hours whereas a 22KW charger will charge the vehicle within 1-2 hours.
Slow EV Charging
Slow Chargers often cover charging your vehicle from home and vary with how long it takes to fully charge as they are rated to 3KW and take 6-12 hours to fully charge. Slow charging is usually used overnight.
For slow and fast charging, electric vehicles are supplied with two charging cables,
Alternating Current (AC) provides two types of speed including slow and fast charging speed, this would be considered for domestic use at home, work, and fuel stations. Direct Current (DC) is used for rapid charging and is the fastest way to charge an electric vehicle and is found in locations like service stations and motorways.