Electric vehicles are growing in popularity across the UK and this is a trend that will be set to continue, in light of the future ban of petrol and diesel cars in 2040. But if your company wants to supply an EV charging station for your own vehicle, or those of your colleagues and staff, what should you consider? Well, because a fast charger only takes about 4 hours for a full charge, these are the most popular option for workplaces. But what are the considerations for EV fast chargers in the workplace? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we are proud to offer EV charging point installations, both at home, and in the workplace. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you need to know about EV fast chargers in the workplace.
What are the important considerations for workplace EV charging?
If you are thinking of installing an EV fast charger, there are a number of things to consider. These include:
- Compatibility with EV vehicles
- Connector cables
- Sockets for fast chargers
Fast chargers and compatibility with EV vehicles
EV fast chargers are becoming the most common option for public charging spaces, but this doesn’t mean that all vehicles are compatible with a fast charger. In fact, some of the older electric vehicle models will not be able to charge from a fast charger. As a result, if you are thinking of installing a workplace EV charger, you should be sure to check the compatibility of vehicles that will be using the charging station first.
Connector cables for fast chargers
Most companies opt for fast charging points that are untethered, and this means that your employees or colleagues will need to remember to bring their connector cable with them to be able to charge at work. While this shouldn’t be a problem for most people it will probably be worth mentioning to your team to prevent frustration.
Sockets for fast chargers
For your workplace fast charger, you will be able to opt for a model with two sockets. This can be very beneficial in the workplace, as it means that two cars can be charged at once, allowing more electric vehicles to rotate throughout the day.
For more information or advice about your new EV charger, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.