Electric car charging points for your business
Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity at a rapid rate, and it's easy to see why - they are cleaner, more efficient and cheaper to run than their fossil fuel counterparts, however, many businesses are not prepared for this seismic change in our transportation system.
Mypower, based near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, supply and install the latest charge points offering both super and standard chargers for your for your business premises or your employee’s home. Our electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) can be installed anywhere on your property with options for both freestanding and wall mounted. The charge units themselves, are inexpensive to run and require very little servicing. Installation is less than a day’s work by our fully trained & qualified staff and will significantly reduce the charging time taken compared to a standard domestic 3 pin plug. We offer a wide product range from single to multi-location installations with options to suit all budgets.
Excluding the new super-fast 100kW charging points, there are essentially three categories of EV charging points which are defined by the amount of power they produce and therefore the time it takes to fully charge an EV. Slow charging points are up to 3kW and normally used at home when charging overnight for 6-8 hours. Fast charging (7-22kW) offers a full charge in 3-4 hours. Rapid charging units (43-50kW) are typically able to provide 80% charge in just 30 minutes. The speed type which you require will depend on the electrical capabilities on site and length of time you are on average parked for.
Offices and commercial properties
Workplace charging points provide facilitates for employees, visitors and fleet vehicles to charge their EV whilst parked. Making sure you have the correct type, amount and charge speed is very important. Slow or fast charging points are recommend for commercial use where vehicles are most likely to be parked for 2 hours or more. Mypower can advise you and recommend the right charge point for your business requirements.
Hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions
Destination charging is where hospitality and leisure venues offer their customers facilities to charge their elective vehicles. For hotels where cars are parked overnight, a slow charge unit will be sufficient but you will probably need a few. Landlords, owners and managers can decide whether they want to offer free to use charge points or pay as you go units. Mypower supply both options.
Mypower install the award winning Rolec chargers because their range provides all types of units to suit every location and budget. They are compactable with all EV and PHEV models and are certified by the leading electric and hybrid car manufactures. Prices start from £935+ VAT for commercial charge points.
Ever thought about installing solar panels for your business? Combining Mypower EV charge points with rooftop or ground mounted solar generation is a fantastic way to power your company's vehicles. We've done some calculations below to demonstrate how cost effective electric vehicles are to fuel compared to their fossil fuel alternatives (and this is before you look at the lower running costs),
A solar powered EV is over 10 times cheaper per mile to fuel than diesel. Here are the numbers:
|Type of vehicle||Fuel source||Cost per mile||Saving versus diesel|
|Avg. UK diesel car running at average of 43 mpg||UK Supermarket Diesel @£1.29/litre||13.6p|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Range||Grid supplied elec. @15p/kWh||3.2p||76%|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Range||Own solar generated elec. @5p/kWh||1.1p||92%|
|Nissan Leaf E+||Grid supplied elec. @15p/kWh||3.9p||71%|
|Nissan Leaf E+||Own solar generated elec. @5p/kWh||1.3p||90%|
If you do not have the facility to mount solar on your roof then we can also supply and install a range of solar car ports. These offer direct access to your own self-generated solar electricity as well as protection and storage capabilities.
For more information and a quote to install EV charge points and/or solar PV please contact us and we’ll be happy to advise you on all the options.
A ‘traditional’ fossil fuel vehicle achieving 43mpg currently costs a fuel price of 13.6p per mile (assuming £1.29 per litre). This is over 10x more expensive than running off solar electricity which costs as little as 1.3p per mile.