Electrical Vehicle Charging

Electrical Vehicle Charging

Electrical Vehicle Charging

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.