Here at Powerhouse, we are EV charging point experts, and we work with homeowners, and businesses, to install these across the UK. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about workplace electric vehicle charging.
What are the most important considerations for implementing EV charging in the workplace?
Electric vehicle charging in the workplace can bring a range of advantages and benefits to your company included making it more desirable to work for your business as well as promoting your brands green identity. However before installing EV charging spaces in the workplace there are a number of important things you should consider to make sure you get the most out of this investment. These considerations include:
- The number of charging points you need
- The speed of the EV chargers
- The location of the charging points
How many charging points should your business install?
The amount of chargers that you will need to install in your workplace will depend on the size of the demand at your company or business. It will also depend on the amount of people who will need to charge at work, such as staff without access to electric charging points at home and staff with long commutes. As a result, the exact amount will be different for individual companies and this is something that a professional team can help you establish.
Which type of EV charging port will be the most beneficial?
EV charging points differ on the speed of charging that they can provide. Slower EV chargers can fully charge electric vehicles in between 6 and 10 hours, while fast EV charging points can get the same result in just 2 to 4 hours. If your vehicles will be sitting stationary all day during the working day then slower chargers can be much more efficient. This is because they will use less electricity and so be cheaper to run. It also means that the charger itself will be less costly to buy and install than the fast and super fast chargers that are also available. However, using slower chargers is not always practical or suitable and so you will really need to think about the requirements of your company and staff.
Where should you install your EV charging points?
The location of the EV charging points will differ between individual companies depending on the most effective setup for their individual requirements. While for many companies and businesses, installing EV chargers in a prominent position that will help enhance company and business branding can be very beneficial, it is important to also consider the installation costs and location practicalities. For example, it can be less expensive to install EV chargers closer to the electrical power supply as this requires less digging.
For more information or advice about EV chargers, or for professional EV charging point installation for your business or commercial property, get in touch with the experts today, here at Powerhouse.