Full-service EV charging installation – as well as charging maintenance and management solutions – for domestic, commercial and fleet vehicles.
Homeowners, housing developers, fleet managers and all businesses in general need to plan now for the fundamental shift towards electric vehicles, and the increasing numbers on our roads. Domestic and commercial charging stations must be user friendly, easy to install and of course safe to supply higher voltages.
Installing an EV charger safely requires expert knowledge of both your building’s electrical system and the charger itself. Some of the faster rapid charging stations can involve dangerously high voltages, requiring surge and overload protection to protect the equipment, the vehicle and the user. To mitigate risk, it’s vital to choose a specialist EV charger installer to ensure the safety and longevity of your station.
No new petrol or diesel powered vehicles will be available for sale in the UK from 2025, and the government has made EV charging points mandatory for new-build residential and commercial units from the same year. This switch to cleaner, cheaper and more sustainable energy brings with it a number of benefits:
The rise in the costs of fossil fuels and very low vehicle tax has made electric vehicles a cheaper, greener way to get around.
Businesses and developers can meet government directives and incentives to reduce their carbon footprint.
Make your home or business premises attractive and convenient for residents, visitors and potential buyers.
Installation allows engineers to assess your property and suggest possible further sustainable power solutions.
You get a complete ‘turn-key’ solution, covering assessment, design, installation and maintenance – all delivered by a dedicated team.
A single team will take care of installations from start to finish, going through three stages:
Our fully qualified engineers will assess your electrical infrastructure requirements, as well as the hardware and software requirements of the charging provider, before tailoring the system to your needs. We’ll also look at possibilities for renewable power solutions.
Once assessed and designed, the Project Manager and team will undertake the EV charge point installation process and network any connections, taking into account any associated civils and renewable supplies – all to our scrupulous standards for safety and quality control.
With your charge points up and running, our team is on hand for planned and unplanned maintenance, ensuring they remain working as efficiently as possible for the foreseeable future. We’re happy to offer complete lifecycle support for your EV charging infrastructure.
Lots of companies offer EV charging point installation and maintenance in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Here’s what sets us apart:
All our engineers are fully qualified, adhering to our in-house training programme as well as receiving regular re-accreditation by industry bodies including BPVA and MCS.
DPL has over 20 years’ experience in the building industry. To date, we’ve provided hundreds of homes and businesses across East Anglia with EV charging points.
We’ll take time to talk you through your needs and your budget, so you feel fully confident about what to expect before our engineers arrive to conduct the installation.
We’ll do all the relevant registrations so you are set up and ready to go. If you do have any problems, our engineers offer timely advice and are available for planned and unplanned maintenance.
We are a friendly, professional company that operates almost entirely on word-of-mouth recommendations. We pride ourselves on a personal service, talking you through every step of the way so you have full confidence in your investment.
It pays to talk to engineers who understand how EV charging systems will integrate with all the other facilities and networks around a home, a business or a complete development site.
Here’s just some of the questions that our customers ask – we’re sure you’ll have others. Please give us a call and we will be very happy to help.
Usually, installation takes around half a day in an average home. It might depend on how far your fuse box is from the charging point and if we need to run cables through/under rooms – in which case, we may need a little more time to complete.
This is an EV charging term used to describe chargers and/or vehicles whose charge capacity is between 7kW to 22kW. Depending on the size of the battery, it will take around eight hours to fully charge a typical battery electric vehicle (BEV). A 22kW charger is obviously the faster option, but they need a 3-phase connection, which is not often found in domestic properties.
This is a higher capacity charging option available only in commercial scenarios. Capable of charging in a range of 43kW to 150kW, you will find rapid chargers at service stations, supermarket car parks and designated street charging points – but we also expect them to soon become common at garages and filling stations.
Rapid chargers come in AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current). AC rapid chargers operate at 43kW, while DC rapid chargers are rated 50kW and upwards. Both types of unit will charge most EVs to 80% in approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the capacity of the battery. We expect greater numbers of faster 120kW and 150kW rapid charging points to appear soon, so times will speed up accordingly.
These are the most common domestic charging units, providing the connection between your power supply and your EV, and the one you need will depend on your vehicle. You’ll find that most Asian car brands (such as Nissan and Mitsubishi) use a Type 1 connector, which features a five-pin plug. However, most American and European manufacturers (like VW, Volvo, Renault, Mercedes, BMW and Audi) use a Type 2, which has a seven-pin plug connector. Type 2 seems to be becoming the most popular charging connector, so we may see the industry adopting this as standard over the course of time.
The short answer is yes, but this will be more than balanced by the money you are no longer spending on traditional petrol or diesel. As part of your regular household or business electricity use, the increase will not be too drastic, and you could take advantage of specialist electric car energy tariffs to help keep your costs lower.
EV chargers are designed to operate within normal domestic or business electricity charging capacity, so this should not be an issue. We will assess your electric system and supply thoroughly ahead of installation to make sure the charger is compatible with your property to avoid problems, and may in some cases recommend installing a 3.7kW charger instead of the usual 7.4kW, but this is rare.
Most organisations are eligible to apply for a Government grant scheme to help them and their employees with the cost of EV charging point installations.
We are pleased to be an OZEV-approved installer of home car charging points, which means that eligible customers can access the government funded grant scheme for their EV charging port.
Get in touch to book an EV survey for your home, business or fleet premises and see how much you can save. Drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call for a chat on 01473 253350.
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