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Should You Repair Or Replace A Faulty EV Charging Station?

Posted by Paul Tuson on November 6th , 2020

Most electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are extremely reliable but, like all types of electrical equipment, they can develop faults. Whether you have a single charging point or you're a business owner with multiple charging stations, it can be difficult to know what to do when something goes wrong. What's the best course of action to take?

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

What Are The Costs Involved When Installing An EV Charging Station?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 14th , 2020

The number of new zero emissions vehicles registered in the UK increased by 377.5% between August 2018 and August 2019, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. What's more, with the government planning to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2040, more of us are likely to be driving electric and hybrid vehicles in future. This will result in increased demand for electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations at commercial and public properties. So, how much do they cost to install?

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How Long Does It Take An EV Charging Station To Fully Charge A Car?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 9th , 2020

The switch to electric vehicles (EVs) is gathering pace. With cities such as Bristol considering banning diesel, and with long-existing congestion charge zones being extended, more and more people are choosing to embrace more sustainable options. However, running out of battery power is slightly different to running out of petrol! Here’s what you need to know.

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How To Repair Common Problems With Large Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 31st , 2019

While commercial refrigeration systems have become more reliable in recent years, problems can still occur from time to time. Let’s look at some common issues and how they can be resolved without suffering major downtime.

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Smart Charging Electric Vehicles - What Does It Mean?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 29th , 2019

Most large car manufacturers, and other interested parties, are heavily involved in improving electric vehicle (EV) design, efficiency, and battery life. An equal number of scientists and engineers are involved in the research, production, and installation of the most efficient, cutting edge charging points, to be able to cope with an increasing number of EVs. With the government’s stated intention to be all electric by 2040, without effective smart-charging points, the whole vehicular transport system could come to a grinding halt.

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How Does Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Work?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 14th , 2019

 

In the short space of time that improved battery technology has led to electric vehicles (EV), one of the outstanding issues when going electric is recharging the vehicle’s battery. Having charging points at home (if you have off-street parking), your place of work, and car parks will be adequate for most drivers.

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What Regulations Apply To Installing EV Charging Stations?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 2nd , 2019

Lower running costs, reduced carbon emissions, pricing levels and subsidies mean that electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an increasingly attractive transport option. However, when setting up a new EV charging station, what regulations should the installer follow? Here, we highlight the essential requirements for architects, consultants and electrical engineering technicians to consider when installing charger stations for EVs.

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Why Install An EV Charging Station At Your Workplace?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 27th , 2019


On the face of it, there doesn’t seem much to consider. By 2035 we are supposed to be an all-electric country, vehicle wise. With the current voucher scheme of 75% of the cost of installation (up to £500/unit) paid for by government, maybe installing charging centres in the workplace sooner rather than later is the best option. Here are a few things to consider.

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How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Vehicle?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 25th , 2019


Ownership of electric and hybrid motor vehicles is becoming noticeably more accessible, thanks to technological advances and price reductions. This greener type of motoring has steadily become more visible over the last few years; in May 2019, there were 12,000 EV (electric vehicle) public charging points in the UK. According to Auto Express, this remarkable figure was fivefold that of just eight years before, in 2011. Below, with motorists who own EVs (or plan to acquire one) in mind, we consider the cost of charging an EV and how it compares to refuelling petrol and diesel cars.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

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