Considerations when installing an EV charging point at your workplace

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Here at Walker Electrical we are proud to offer installations of car charging points across Preston and Lancashire. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you need to know about installing an EV charging point at your workplace.

What are the important considerations when installing an EV charging point at your workplace?

Installing a charging point for electric vehicles at your workplace, could be easier and cheaper than you might expect. And it can even help your company meet your eco-friendly targets and secure your green credentials. But what do you need to consider, to make sure you install something that will be useful? Well, there are a couple of things to consider, including:

  • the connectivity needs
  • the type of charger
  • tackling unwanted usage

Understanding different connectivity needs

It is essential to install a charging point that is compatible with the widest variety of electric cars and vehicles possible. This is where research about different electric car charging points is necessary.

However, you could simply opt for the model most commonly installed in workplaces and commercial settings. This is the wall-mounted Type 2 Fast charger. At 7 kW this charger can fully charge most electric cars in 4 hours, which makes it perfect for employees to plug their cars into, when they get to work.

Should you choose wall mounted chargers or freestanding posts?

For commercial settings and workplaces, the most commonly installed charging units are the wall mounted chargers. This is because they are the easiest and the cheapest to install.

In contrast, a charging post involves moving the electricity cables under ground, which raises costs and takes a lot more time.

How can you manage unwanted usage?

If you want to keep your workplace electric car charger safe from people taking advantage, and restrict access to members only, or staff only, you can install chargers that need to be accessed with an RFID. This means you wont be paying out unnecessarily.

If you are ready to choose your workplace charging point, contact us at Walker Electrical today.