Installing Workplace EV Charging for Institute of the Motor Industry

At Elmtronics, we help a number of businesses across the country offer sustainable travel solutions to their staff with workplace EV charging. Here’s how we worked with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) by installing electric car charging points for their business.

Project Brief

IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the retail motor industry and the authoritative voice of the sector. IMI is transforming the automotive industry by setting, upholding and promoting professionalism. They asked Elmtronics to provide electric car charging stations for their business in order to improve sustainability, reduce greenhouse gases and accommodate to employees with electric and hybrid vehicles.

Scope of Work

Elmtronics worked with the IMI team to understand the needs of the client, including how often the charge points would be used and the specific EV charging products they were looking for to provide the best solution for their business. Elmtronics went on to then provide the client with a full EV charging infrastructure report, this included smart and reliable equipment at a competitive price. Once the workplace EV charging plan was approved, Elmtronics offered IMI a full turnkey installation to IMI Site which included:

  • Full groundwork
  • Electrical installation
  • Commissioning

Service & Maintenance

The workplace charging points were installed in a few days and completed by a qualified Electrician in accordance with BS7671 (2015) and IET Code of Practice Standards. Once the installation was complete, Elmtronics engineers carried out a full inspection of the installation work and issued an electrical certificate to certify that the charge points were ready for use. Staff at IMI were fully trained on how to use the workplace EV charging stations and the software portal, facilitating easy report creation, live data reporting and access to aftercare.

“The reason that IMI have gone electric is that we want to be responsible for the future in reducing greenhouse gases.

The way forward is electric cars and slowly but surely more and more people and staff are investing in hybrid cars.”

Customer Overview

“On contacting Elmtronics I had an instant phone call back, where the Elmtronics team arranged a time for a survey to be carried out. A friendly member of the team arrived on time on the planned installation day. The survey wasn’t rushed, and all my questions were answered as honestly as possible. The project had the go ahead and the installation team were on site on time every day without fail. All safety measures were taken into account every day before work commenced. The project manager was on hand every day to oversee that I was happy with all undergoing work. I found this level of customer service very reassuring and very professional. The EV chargers were activated and with one little issue the installation department were on scene and everything possible was done to rectify. Everyone at Elmtronics kept me informed of updates 24 hours a day. I’m so grateful for their service”.

David Bignell, IMI

For more information about installing electric car charging points for your business, contact our friendly team of experts at Elmtronics. Give us a call on 0191 417 3719 or email sales@elmtronics.co.uk. Arrange a free survey today!


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.