EV CHARGING INNOVATION
The electric vehicle (EV) charging landscape is constantly evolving, with exciting advancements and innovations shaping the future of EV charging.
Here’s a look at some of the developments:
Ultra-Fast Charging: Charging speeds continue to improve with the development of ultra-fast chargers, capable of providing hundreds of miles of range in mere minutes. This technology is ideal for reducing charging times and addressing range anxiety.
High-Power Charging Infrastructure: Charging networks are expanding and evolving to include high-power chargers that can accommodate a broader range of EVs, including commercial vehicles and electric trucks.
Bi-Directional Charging: Some EVs and chargers now support bi-directional charging, allowing EVs to feed energy back into the grid or power other devices. This technology holds potential for grid stabilization and home backup power solutions.
Solar-Integrated Charging: Solar-integrated charging stations are becoming more common, harnessing renewable energy to power EVs. These stations help reduce the carbon footprint of EV charging.
Wireless Charging: Wireless charging technology is advancing, allowing EVs to charge without physical connections. This convenience is particularly attractive for home and public charging solutions.
Battery Swapping: Battery swapping stations are being explored, enabling quick and efficient battery replacement for EVs. This innovation can significantly reduce charging times.
Energy Storage: The integration of energy storage solutions, such as batteries, into charging infrastructure provides grid support and ensures a reliable power supply during peak demand.
Smart Grid Integration: EV charging stations are increasingly becoming part of the smart grid, allowing for optimized charging during periods of low energy demand and lower electricity costs.
There is government funding available for landlords, flat owners and people living in rental accommodation which is now called the EV Charge Point Grant – please call us for guidance if you think you are eligible.
Government-funded grants can provide 75% towards the cost of your charge point, up to a maximum of £350.
Cost of an installation?
1. Cost of an installation will depend on a few factors.
2. Which EV charging unit is chosen.
3. How far the cable run will be.
4. How much work is involved, if floor boards need to be lifted.
5. How many walls it needs to go through.
6. If it is tethered or untethered.
Here at EVC we also offer battery storage solutions. Battery storage can use to offset the cost of electricity by charging at night when the cost of electricity is cheaper. There are many overnight tariffs available on the market now. This can use along with a solar system to maximise cost savings from the renewables revolution. It can also fix with an EPS(emergency power system) which can use to run essential circuits while the power is out. We offer supply and fit and install only, to find out more please contact us at: email@example.com
Domestic Charging FAQ's
Yes, they will need to access the mains distribution board/electricity meter inside your property
Our installer will need to drill a hole around 20mm in diameter and connect the cable to your
mains distribution board/electricity supply meter. The cable will be neatly clipped to the wall
between the distribution board and the ChargePoint.
Most domestic installations take between 4-5 hours.
Yes, we can arrange for an engineer to move your existing vehicle chargepoint to a new property,
however you cannot apply for a grant to cover the cost of moving an existing chargepoint.