Electrical Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure

Electrical Vehicle Charging and Vehicle Infrastructure

Powersystems Making Bus Journeys Greener

Supporting strategic partners from the;

  • UK, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Governments
  • Local authorities
  • Distribution Network Operators (DNO)
  • Department for Transport
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LOWCvp)
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
  • Bus and Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Fleet Transport Operators

To enable the UK to meet decarbonisation targets, improve local air quality Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in city centres and low emission zones in reducing road transport CO2 emissions.

As a leading high voltage specialist partner; delivering electrical engineering excellence since 1977 we have worked across the UK on grid connections, high voltage electrical power infrastructure, and the renewable energy sectors.

Factors for you to consider when upgrading Local Electricity Network for your Bus or Fleet Infrastructure Project

  • We are able to carry out a site survey to advise on the suitability of your existing installation to facilitate the connection of EV charging infrastructure
  • Can the local Distribution Network Operators (DNO) infrastructure support the additional EV charge capacity required?
  • The grid application process with your incumbent DNO, which Powersystems are able to assist with, apply for or manage on your behalf
  • Capacity of your sub-station, where switchgear (both HV and LV), or transformers may need to be upgraded?
  • Timeframe for upgrading work and new connection
    • Liaison with Councils and Highways for S50 consent (street works, opening license) to install DNO cable infrastructure
    • Preparing legal contracts
    • Design and negotiation with the DNO – lead time can be lengthy

Electric EV Infrastructure

Powersystems UK Ltd are part of a nationwide team that design, install, commission and maintain electrical vehicle infrastructure for bus and vehicle manufacturers as well as fleet transport operators.

LowCvp Accredited. Building on the standards set by LowCvp and Government.

Powersystems Approach Supporting You – Power To The Bus

Early engagement is the key to securing grid capacity – As an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) Powersystems have been assessed and accredited nationally by Lloyd’s Register Accredited Contractor NERS scheme to carry out;

  • Design
  • Project management
  • Cable laying
  • Cable jointing
  • Substation installation
  • All associated civil engineering works including excavation, cable laying and backfilling.
  • This accreditation enables us to provide grid connections in all areas of the UK, at voltage levels up to 132kV

Technical expertise and flexible approach – As your grid specialist we have the technical expertise and flexible approach to engage with all DNO’s UK wide with matters relating to capacity and security of supply.

We have an ethos in delivering ‘the right result’ for you. When you need the right solution, we have the technical ability to do this and we always maintain a flexible approach in delivering your project to ensure an effective hand-over to you and your team.

Full Package /Turnkey Solution – We understand the enormity of this challenge, from initial design to final commissioning and testing, Powersystems offers the complete distribution package.

  • Design
  • Network analysis
  • Plant procurement
  • Installation
  • Transformers
  • Switchgear
  • Generators
  • Cable installation
  • Termination and jointing
  • Protection and control panels
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Maintenance and Project management
Powersystems Approach Supporting You – Power To The Bus

From simple cabling installations or transformer and switchgear replacements through to complete substation design and build contract, at Powersystems we’ll give you precisely the services you require, to ensure the success of your project.

Powersystems will support you through the initial application and pre-construction phases of the project, we will ‘hold your hand’ through the journey from budget setting, to stakeholder engagement.

At the delivery stage a dedicated experienced project engineer will be appointed to manage the project from concept to completion through to final handover.

At each stage we will ensure optimum results for you and maximum efficiency – a service we are able to provide at Powersystems.

Fast Charging EV Infrastructure

Electric and Hybrid vehicles

The number of electric and Hybrid vehicles on the UK’s roads is rapidly increasing inline with the Government’s commitment to switch from petrol and diesel to Electric vehicles by 2040, to address the rising levels of harmful emissions in our cities.

To meet these targets the deployment of arrays of chargers means that the electrical infrastructure often needs upgrading and a new grid connection required particularly where ultra rapid or rapid charging is required.

We can engineer a bespoke solution to your charging requirements, be it a full turnkey or a balance of plant solution.

Powersystems are already assisting customers in delivering charging infrastructure solutions, with the following aspects of work.

Grid connections applications

Design, procurement and delivery of the electrical grid connection for the sites as an independent connections provider (ICP)

Design studies

As a specialist electrical contractor designing and building the sites private infrastructure to integrate electric vehicle charging.

Charger Types

There are four core types of EV charging – ultra rapid, rapid, fast, and slow. This represents the power output, and therefore charging speed, available to the driver charging their Electric Vehicle.

  • Ultra rapid, currently being developed with charger ratings up to 350kw being discussed enabling vehicles to be charged in minutes.
  • Rapid –  Are currently available rated at up to typically 50kW, Will charge an Electric Vehicle to 80% in around 30 minutes.
  • Fast chargers cover those with 7kW and 22kW power outputs, which typically charge an Electric Vehicles in 3-4 hours.
  • Slow units (up to 3kW) are best for overnight charging and usually take between 6 and 12 hours for a pure-EV, or 2-4 hours for a PHEV, usually for domestic purposes.

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