18 Jan Electric vehicle charging at your business
If you operate a business with a car park, then you have a fantastic opportunity to cater to the growing number of consumers and fleets who are switching to green vehicles.
Electric vehicle charging points can be installed in your car park with little downtime and installation will be carried out per car parking space. EV customers will be able to park up, plug in their vehicle and shop with you while their vehicle charges.
As well as being extremely convenient for your customers, electric vehicle charging ports are a fantastic way to improve customer relations and show that your company is an environmentally friendly one, as well as a forward-thinking one. There are over 50,000 registered EVs on UK roads and the UK is leading the way with EV adoption. There’s never been a better time to consider electric vehicle charging at your business than now.
Considerations with EV charge points
Charge point types
If you have a spacious car park with enough room for a couple of EV charge stations, then you are the perfect candidate for EV charging. There are around thirty different electric vehicles available in the UK and there’s no standard when it comes to charge point type.
There are in fact four main types of charge point: Slow, Fast, Rapid AC and Rapid DC. Slow chargers deliver up to 3Kw while fast chargers deliver 7-22Kw. Rapid AC chargers deliver up to 43Kw while Rapid DC chargers deliver up to 50Kw. We recommend two charging points at a minimum, one AC (alternating current) and one DC (direct current).
Compatibility between a customer’s EV and your charging point requires a cable fitted with connectors that match the charger outlet socket and vehicle inlet socket.
Unfortunately there are a few AC and DC connectors! AC connectors include the UK 3-pin (BS 1363), and the industrial Commando (IEC 60309). DC connectors include the Japanese JEVS (CHAdeMO) and the European Combined Charging System (CCS). When speaking with a contractor such as ourselves about EV charging ports, we will be able to advise you on the best course of action. It’s important to try and cater to as many people as possible.
Find out more about commercial EV charging today with Brightlec
We have installed over a hundred EV charging points for commercial customers, and we can do the very same for you. Give us a call on Freephone 0800 9788 168 or 0113 8941968 to find out more about EV charging in Leeds today.