Electric Charging Points Installation: Expanding Your Access

Modern electric vehicle charging stations in a public parking area with various cars charging, surrounded by greenery and solar panels, highlighting sustainable transportation.

As the world shifts towards sustainable transportation, the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is skyrocketing. This surge in EV ownership brings a crucial need for accessible charging infrastructure. Whether you’re a business looking to attract eco-conscious customers or a homeowner aiming to enhance your EV experience, installing electric charging points can significantly expand your access to clean energy. Let’s dive into why and how you can embrace this change.

Why Install Electric Charging Points?

  1. Convenience: For EV owners, having more charging points means less worry about running out of power and more freedom to travel.
  2. Sustainability: Electric charging points encourage the use of EVs, which are vital for reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change.
  3. Value: Businesses can attract more customers by offering charging facilities, while homeowners can increase their property value.

Choosing the Right Charging Point

There are various types of charging points, ranging from Level 1 chargers, which are suitable for overnight charging, to fast-charging Level 3 stations. The choice depends on your specific needs:

  • Home Installation: Level 2 chargers are most popular for home use, offering a good balance between charging speed and cost.
  • Commercial Installation: Businesses might consider Level 2 for customer and employee use or Level 3 for rapid charging stations.

The Installation Process

  1. Assessment: Start with assessing your site to determine the most suitable locations for the charging points and the existing electrical infrastructure.
  2. Planning: Consider the number of chargers needed and any future expansion plans. Getting professional advice is crucial here.
  3. Permitting: Check local regulations and obtain necessary permits. This step is vital to ensure compliance and safety.
  4. Installation: Hire certified electricians experienced in EV charging station installations to ensure a safe and efficient setup.
  5. Maintenance: Plan for regular maintenance to keep the charging stations in top condition, ensuring reliability and safety for users.

Maximizing the Impact

  • Smart Charging: Opt for smart charging points that allow users to schedule charging during off-peak hours, reducing electricity costs and grid strain.
  • Renewable Energy: Where possible, integrate your charging points with renewable energy sources, like solar panels, to further reduce the carbon footprint.
  • Awareness: Educate users about the benefits of EVs and provide clear instructions on using the charging points to enhance their experience.

Conclusion

Installing electric charging points is a forward-thinking decision that not only expands your access to convenient charging but also supports the global shift towards sustainable transportation. Whether you’re enhancing your home or business, embracing electric charging points is a step towards a greener, cleaner future.

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  • Rapid

    DC charging

    Every vehicle is plugged in.

    Now any specific car can be charged in minutes rather than hours on slow AC charging. A game-changer for drivers and operations teams. 

  • Every space

    EV ready

    DockChain makes it possible, and affordable, to make every space in a car park ready for EV charging. Give certainty to drivers that there will be a charging bay available and remove the operational cost and hassle moving cars on and off chargers. 

  • Customer experience

    Tethered cables make it convenient for users. CCS cables to match the industry standard for high powered DC charging. Charging session authorisation can be configured to operator requirements (app enabled, RFID, open use, etc.)

  • Ease of

    Installation

    DockChain reduces ground works required for installation. Chain cables run in a shallow trench, wall mount, or lay in a cable tray to reach every parking space. The power supply cabinet connects and can be positioned in a convenient location at your site.

  • Scale & upgrade

    DockChain is flexible allowing you to increase the number of charging Docks as demand increases. E.g. Enable 10 spaces, then easily double this in the future. DockChain can be upgraded too, allowing larger capacity additions in the future without upheaval to any existing installation.

  • Battery

    cost savings

    With DockChain's rapid DC charging, a fleet operator could shift from purchasing larger capacity battery vehicles to more affordable smaller capacity ones as rapid turnaround makes it operationally possible to top-up frequently without impacting operations. Ideal for distribution/ delivery firms.

  • Charge when power is

    cheaper & greener

    Charging several EVs makes you a high electricity user subject to fluctuating grid prices. Slow AC charging requires constantly charging to complete in the  available time. DockChain's DC power enables more flexible timing of charging so you can put more kilowatts in your EVs at lower prices.

  • System integration

    DockChain can be stand-alone or fully integrated to your existing IT infrastructure. Charging can be matched to fleet or booking requirements (E.g. Car Rental / Distribution), integrated to customer systems and payments (e.g. hotel bookings or office parks). Analytics and power management are all configurable. 

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