After the recent government announcement on bringing forward the ban of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030, we thought we would look at how your business can support electric vehicles.
Although 2030 might seem a while off, the next ten years is an important time for businesses to ensure that they have everything in place to provide Electric Vehicle (EV) charging for their staff, visitors and electric fleet.
For some businesses, it will just be a simple case of installing EV charging units, but for many buildings the existing electrical infrastructure will have been designed to withstand a “normal” electrical load in a time long before Electric Vehicles. So, what does this mean?
All electrical installations have a maximum capacity. This is the amount of electrical current that cables and switchgear can safely withstand and applies to each circuit and the overall premises. It is crucial that businesses understand the electrical capacity of their building as this will fundamentally dictate the necessary actions to ensure that their electrical infrastructure is able to support EV charging.
Once you are aware of the maximum capacity of you premises, you then need to know your average electrical usage (load) which will help to determine the available capacity for introducing EV chargers. Some installers will not assess your existing load, but this is crucial to understanding to what extent you can expand your existing infrastructure.
Load testing is a non-intrusive, affordable first step to planning your EV charging solution.
Electrical Infrastructure Health Check
Is your infrastructure fit for purpose? When was it last tested? Do you have a balanced load? Is your distribution board obsolete?
Remark Group can offer testing and inspection of your electrical infrastructure to ensure that your business can support electrical vehicle charging. We can offer the following:
- Electrical Intake assessment
- Load Testing
- Load Balancing
- Distribution Board Replacement
EV Charger Installation
Every businesses’ charging needs are unique, that’s why we design every project with your requirements in mind. Remark specialise in designing and installing EV Charging solutions that meet the needs of our clients.
We can select the right charging solution to suit your premises and vehicle charging requirements.
As an OLEV registered installer we can also assist businesses with the government’s Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS). This is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of the EV charging points, for eligible businesses, charities and the public sector organisations.
Did you Know?
In the ‘Air Quality and Wellbeing at Work’ Survey 2019, 67% of UK office workers reported that they either own or are planning on owning an electric vehicle in the near future, but it was also found that 67% also reported that their workplace did not offer an electrical vehicle charging point.
Whether you have a fleet of 5 vehicles, or 500 vehicles, ensuring that you have enough electrical capacity to support your fleet is important to the efficiency of your business. Once you are aware of your electrical capacity, your business can make the decision to expand and update it.
Get in touch today to see how Remark Group can help your business make the switch to an electrical fleet easy and simple.