Electric Vehicle Charging
OZEV APPROVED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGEPOINT INSTALLERS FOR THE HOME AND WORKPLACE
Types of Electric Vehicle Charging Point
There are 3 main types of EV Charging Point. Rapid, Fast and Slow.
Rapid Chargers. One of the fastest ways to charge an electric car, direct current (DC) rapid chargers are rated at 50kW. They will typically refill an EV battery to 80% in around 40 minutes and are found most commonly at roadside and motorway service stations.
Fast Chargers. A fast charger charges at speeds of between 7kW to 22kW AC and is the most common type of home charge point, also and workplace charging. The most common fast charger is rated at 7kW and will charge most vehicles from 0-100% within 6-8 hours. If you have a 3 phase supply available you could have a 22kW chargepoint which takes around 3 hours.
Slow Chargers. These are generally only for emergency charging and can take 12 hours or more to charge the vehicle, the most common are designed to charge form a normal 13A plug socket and are not designed to be used day in and day out.
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What Different EV Charging Plugs/Connectors are Available?
There are two main types of plug that are commonly used: Type 1 & Type 2. Type 2 plugs are the most commonly used and we believe the best option, but the type of plug you use depends which vehicle you have. Both types of plug can charge up to 32 amps but the type 2 plug also allows for 3 phase charging if your installation has this option. This enables faster charging in some situations.
LB Electrical Services are OZEV Approved Installers for Electric Vehicle Charging Points, which means we can apply on your behalf for any available government grants.
From April 1st 2022, the OZEV grant is no longer available to homeowners.
However, flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties can apply for a grant of up to £350 per electric vehicle charging point under the new EV Chargepoint Grant. Full guidance on how the scheme will operate is available here.
In addition, there will be the EV Chargepoint Grant for landlords, which will be available for landlord registration from 1st April 2022 and for installers to submit grant claims from 1st May 2022. Please note that there is an additional step required for this grant. Customers must register in order to verify they qualify for the grant. Once registered, EVHS approved installers may then apply for grants for work completed under this scheme. Full guidance on how the scheme will operate is available here.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.
The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of:
£350 per socket
40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site.
We will carry out a free survey of your property to establish the best options for you
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