Electric vehicle (EV) Charging Points
Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity and shall continue to do so over the coming years. If you’re looking to purchase an electric car, JCE Contracting Ltd can provide you with the charger point in your home. In most cases, home-based charging requires off-street parking to avoid trailing cables across public footpaths and public areas. All charging units are wired directly to the central metering unit, usually on its own circuit for safety and to enable monitoring separate from other electrical loads. We can also provide a separate consumer unit into a garage if required.
JCE is approved to install EV charging units, we’re pleased to be working alongside the following manufacturers;
There are three main types of EV charging – rapid, fast, and slow. These represent the power outputs and therefore charging speeds, available to charge an EV. Note that power is measured in kilowatts (kW).
Rapid chargers are one of two types – AC or DC [Alternating or Direct Current]. Current Rapid AC chargers are rated at 43 kW, while most Rapid DC units are at least 50 kW. Both will charge the majority of EVs to 80% in around 30-60 minutes (depending on battery capacity). Tesla Superchargers are also Rapid DC and charge at around 120 kW. Rapid AC devices use a tethered Type 2 connector, and Rapid DC chargers are fitted with a CCS, CHAdeMO or Tesla Type 2.
Fast chargers include those which provide power from 7 kW to 22 kW, which typically fully charge an EV in 3-4 hours. Common fast connectors are a tethered Type 1 or a Type 2 socket (via a connector cable supplied with the vehicle).
Slow units (up to 3 kW) are best used for overnight charging and usually take between 6 and 12 hours for a pure-EV, or 2-4 hours for a PHEV. EVs charge on slow devices using a cable which connects the vehicle to a 3-pin or Type 2 socket.
Charging at home is often the most convenient and cost-effective way to recharge your car. Most home chargers are either rated at 3 kW or 7 kW. The higher-powered wall-mounted units normally cost more than the slower 3 kW option and halve the time required to fully charge an EV.
The cost to charge an electric car in the UK varies between home, work and public charging.
For a typical electric car with a 60kWh battery and 200-mile range:
Charging at home: Costs about £9.20 for a full charge. *
Charging at public locations: Public chargepoints at supermarkets or car parks are often free to use for the duration of your stay.
Rapid charging: Rapid charging points are normally found at motorway service stations and typically cost £6.50 for a 30 min, 100-mile charge.
All charging times are approximate and subject to which model of charger and which make/model of vehicle is used.
Here are 4 reasons why Smart charging will benefit you:
Energy Usage Reports
Having a Smart unit means you can view your energy usage on our App. You can also download these as .csv reports. This information has several uses from; recording how much energy you’ve used, monitoring how green your charging is (in terms of real-world carbon intensity geCO2/km) and recording work expenses.
Remote diagnostics, remote resolution
Occasionally things go wrong, cars don’t behave as they should and chargepoints enter fault states. Being connected means that Pod Point can diagnose and remedy most faults without having to send a Pod Point Expert to your home, reducing the time that chargers are down.
“Over the Air” (OTA) updates
We periodically make tweaks to our software. These tweaks can be as simple as updates to account for subtle differences in how new vehicles to market behave while charging, or can be related to the rollout of whole new Smart product features. Being connected means these updates can be done instantaneously and at scale, meaning charge points can be kept up to date long after their installation.
Remotely manage and schedule charge events
Smart charging will allow remote control of groups of chargers in future to balance the grid during times of unusually high demand. For example, the World Cup typically sees power surges as the UK makes tea in unison for 5-minute periods at half time, ramping charge down during this 5 mins could save starting some dirty, quick response power plants without materially inconveniencing EV drivers.
Effortless EV charging for your community
Optimise your property for residents driving electric cars. Set the prices you want for charging and collect member fees from residents using your chargers. Deliver a seamless and user-friendly EV charging experience by providing your residents with multiple ways of accessing your chargers: via the app, tagging an RFID card, scanning a QR code, or using the Auto-start feature. Perfect for Hotels, Guest Houses, holiday Lets, Large Businesses & Community Buildings.
Portal for you, app for your residents
The app for your residents enables convenient charging from their smartphones, while the Monta portal gives you full control over access and pricing. With the integrated platform, each of you can efficiently manage your EV charging needs and keep track of your costs and consumption.
To obtain a free estimate, call JCE Contracting Ltd today 01373 455 690.