Electric Vehicle Charging
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Electric Vehicle Charging
When owning an electric vehicle one of the important aspects to consider would be electric vehicle charging. There are many ways you can charge your electric car which include, public charging networks, residential charging points, charging at work and EV charging from home. EV power is measured in Kilowatts and the speed varies from Rapid, Fast and Slow depending on the EV charging unit.
Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing units, starting afresh or just looking do more to help your business reach its green goals, electric vehicle charging can have a hugely positive commercial and environmental impact. As always though the question is, where do you start?
Connections 2 Energy offer an end to end guide and management to help you understand your business needs and help build an affordable solution to allow you to reach your goals.
From KVA analysis, power factoring and voltage optimisation to subsidised substation installs with rapid car charging units, we can help you tailor a budget specific package to meet yours and your client’s needs. From single-purpose commercial units, retrofitting to existing premises or looking to build into your proposed commercial development, we offer bespoke options to suit your needs.
We cover all of the below plus more, please feel free to get in touch and talk to one of our specialists today.
- 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.
Electric Vehicle Charging Points
Government schemes are making it crucial for users to be able to access EV charging points. Over 20 EV charging networks are available nationwide and several UK suppliers are available to help.
We install EV products that includes full service and civil work for electric charging points whether that’s a standalone unit you’re after for your property or a slave combination unit, we have the ability to install electric car charging units from numerous preferred supplies. Our Electric Charging products are sold in 30 countries around the world. We work with fully qualified cable joiners, electricians and engineers that are authorised to work on the Distribution Network Operations Nationwide.
Are you looking for EV products and installation for your property or development? Contact us today to get your free quote!
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