Trusted partners accelerating the shift to zero emission vehicles through EV infrastructure.

  • Powersystems are actively powering the transition to a carbon free future in the UK transport sector by delivering EV charging infrastructure. Road transport is a complex and inherently interconnected ecosystem and the financial solutions needed to support and enable decarbonisation requires a collaborative approach across multiple sectors and value chains within the future mobility ecosystem, underpinned by a strong policy and regulatory framework
  • 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 in all of the renewable energy sectors
  • Transport is the largest contributor to UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 24% of domestic emissions in 2019 and therefore reducing transport emissions is a crucial part of tackling climate change, meeting the UK’s net zero target and embracing the 2030 internal combustion engine (ICE) phase out, with the additional benefits of reducing air and noise pollution and creating skilled jobs across the supply chain
  • Powersystems will deliver your EV electrical infrastructure project to enable your contribution to support 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
  • In time for COP 26 in Glasgow, Powersystems high voltage electrical engineering team completed the electrical infrastructure for First Bus, Glasgow. Watch this: 22 new electric buses for First Bus Glasgow at their Caledonian depot
Get started, planning your EV infrastructure project with Powersystems

Building an electrical vehicle electrical infrastructure project requires teams of specialists to handle the many aspects of the project—from conception and planning to implementation.

Speak with one of our high voltage electrical engineering EV Specialists today.

Factors for you to consider when upgrading local electricity network for your bus or fleet Infrastructure project

Following extensive consultation with car manufacturers and dealers, the Prime Minister confirmed that the UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, ten years earlier than planned. The sale of hybrid cars and vans that can drive a significant distance with no carbon emissions will continue until 2035.

This accelerated transition requires scaling-up the rollout of EV chargepoints and, in turn, an associated expansion in electricity generation and network capacity, to meet the increase in demand for power. With the necessary investment in new infrastructure and the adoption of smart charging, we are confident that the system will cope with the transition.

  • Powersystems 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?
  • Powersystems are able to assist with, apply for or manage on your behalf – the grid application process with your incumbent DNO
  • Capacity of your substation, 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 – beware the lead time can be lengthy

The Zemo Partnership reflects the UK’s ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Powersystems 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.

Powersystems approach to supporting you

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;

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

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.

Electric and Hybrid vehicles electrical infrastructure

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.

What are the four 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.

Powersystems Electric Vehicle (EV) case studies

Read the latest electric vehicle (EV) case studies from Powersystems in EV projects.

First Bus Glasgow Caledonia Depot

Powersystems are proud to have been appointed as the delivery partner of choice for the electrical charging infrastructure at Caledonian Bus Depot to enable First Glasgow to start the EV transition and meeting it’s decarbonisation targets.

Powersystems were awarded the contract to design, supply, install, test and commission 22 BYD ADL Enviro 200EV buses for First Bus, Glasgow electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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