Is your business ready to provide your staff, visitors and customers electric car charging facilities?
EPS specialise in the design and installation of EV Charging Schemes on any scale.
Why Install Electric Vehicle Charge Points in your Business?
In 2008, the UK brought into force the Climate Change Act. Through this act the UK Government has set a target to significantly reduce UK GHG emissions by 2050 and a path to get there. The Act also established the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to ensure that emissions targets are evidence-based and independently assessed.
The government projects that over 10% of all cars on the road by 2020 and 30% by 2030 will be electric, it is therefore inevitable that your business will soon need to provide charging facilities. Many forward thinking business are now operating electric vehicles within their fleet to reduce their impact on the environment and positively impact their social corporate responsibility.
AC units provide Alternating Current to the vehicle and these points are usually at a rate of between 7kW to 22kW. As these provide power in AC, each car has an onboard charger converting the power to DC which is saved in the battery. These chargers will have different rates, and therefore may limit the supply capacity of the AC charger.
DC units provide Direct Current to the vehicle. As this does not need to be routed via the onboard charger it is at a higher rating. At present most electric vehicles can accept DC at around 50kW however the Tesla chargers are 120kW.