Installing and maintaining electric vehicle charge points in public spaces can present a number of challenges.
Where should the EV-only parking space/s be located? Which location provides best access to existing or future electrical work? Do you want to charge EV owners a fee for use, or allow them to charge for free because they’ll be spending money at your site? And how do you manage your EV charge points and ensure minimal wear and tear?
There are obvious differences in the installation of EV charging stations in public spaces compared with residential or commercial office locations. Therefore, when it comes to deployment, there are further considerations such as capital works, signage – both horizontal and vertical – access control, monitoring, management and, most importantly, public safety.
Also, you also need to consider operational processes. Do you want to provide 24/7 support for EV owners who are having problems connecting, or would you prefer a system that manages all that for you?
They’re a big set of questions, but we have a bunch of answers.
In fact, we have heaps of first-hand experience in deploying large numbers of electric vehicle chargers into public spaces. These include supermarkets, shopping centres, cinemas, or natural environment car parks across Australia and NZ.
We offer a great range of very attractive (yes, EV owners say they choose charging sites based on how good the charging unit looks!) and cost-effective public car park charging solutions.
In addition, we’re really proud of our smart and reliable management software which offers the following benefits:
- Billing options – by the hour or by kWh.
- Multiple access control – by RFID, by smartphone or by PayPass.
- Load management and balancing across groups or pools of chargers.
- At-a-glance, real-time and historic reporting and dashboard options. This allows you to find out who is using the most power so you can plan for future EV charging installations.
Plus, thanks to extensive experience of deploying in commercial spaces, we can make the best of existing infrastructure. Or recommend whether upgrades are simply essential.