fbpx

How do we solve the UK’s Charging Conundrum?

Nissan LEAF EVHow do we solve the UK’s Charging Conundrum?

Across the 22 million plus residential properties of the UK nearly 30{66bcf18495a8f26304da83093daf405ccefa9115b214b6094fc20813a36028b4} of the housing is classified as either small or medium/large terraced housing.

These are, our top four alternatives when Home Charging is not possible!

1 – Lamppost Charging

One of the most obvious solutions if you have plenty of lampposts available that are located close to the roadside, so leads don’t become a hazard. Due to a maximum of 10A charge, Lampposts offer a relatively slow charging solution for residents.

2 – Induction pads

Another possibility for charging at home, this would be where an electric car can power up its battery from a pad underneath the vehicle. These pads could potentially be located on the street, but the problem is this is still in the development stage – not solving the immediate issue we have!

3 – Petrol Stations

Companies such as Shell have already introduced rapid chargers at their petrol stations, with the ability to charge any car within around 30 minutes, charging 80 per cent of the battery. The downside, to the public is, is this a cost-effective way to keeping your car fully charged each day? How convenient would this be if your nearest petrol station was a few miles away with more and more EV drives relying on this service with limited rapid chargers?

The solution: Charging at work

The workplace offers the best solution at this time, with the average employee at work 7-8 hours each day, that would be sufficient time to fully charge the vehicle, then using public charge points to top up at the weekend.

2019-01-10T12:16:47+00:00

About the Author:

A marketing professional with over 13 years’ experience in various business sectors including retail, financial services, building industry and public services.Passionate about expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure.