Electric vehicle charging

Full end-to-end solution for your EV charging requirements

Electrical vehicle charging infrastructure installation

From design, application, civils, electrical work and hardware installation, we are the go to partner for organisations looking to transform their energy infrastructure and meet the demands of carbon reduction and Net-Zero pledges.

 

We can provide a full end-to-end solution for all EV charging requirements

  1. New build installation

    From design through to installation we can ensure your commercial and hazardous area electrical equipment and EV charging is compliant from the start.

  2. Reactive maintenance

    Throughout your equipment's lifecycle we can react to any operational problems to ensure ongoing compliance and reduce downtime.

  3. Planned maintenance

    Throughout your equipment's lifecycle we can maintain it with routine inspection and testing in accordance with the current legislation to ensure compliance and business continuity.

New build installation

Reactive maintenance

Throughout your equipment's lifecycle we can provide ad-hoc maintenance when required, such as vandalism, in accordance with the current legislation and react to any operational problems to ensure ongoing compliance and reduce downtime.

Planned maintenance

We can run and support your routine inspection and testing programme as well as agreeing regular maintenance schedules with you to ensure compliance and business continuity.

We will also inspect and test equipment ready for commissioning and sign off, raising electrical certificates 18th edition BS7671.

Why choose Adler and Allan for your EV charge point installation?

The most qualified hazardous and specialist electricians in the UK available nationwide:

  • 70+ electrical engineers UK-wide
  • Our engineers include CompEx electrical engineers, asbestos and fire awareness, confined space training and first aid
  • We have a detailed knowledge of both the current BS7671:18th edition & APEA requirements for design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations
  • We ensure your hazardous area electrical equipment conforms to ATEX and DSEAR legislation, safeguarding the health and safety of your workers and your operational continuity

We are a full turnkey partner providing full end-to-end management of your EV infrastructure projects:

  • We can carry out all types and sizes of electrical installations, including the design and build
  • Our electrical and mechanical services can be delivered as stand-alone works, planned preventative maintenance (PPM), or as part of bespoke projects
  • From construction through to ongoing servicing, we manage the project fully through to completion so you can focus on managing your wider operation
  • With our focus on long term quality solutions, we can help to lower your maintenance costs, reduce downtime to ensure your assets remain operational for longer

Additional Information

Which EV charger is right for you?

We do not have contracts with specific EV charging suppliers meaning we will suggest the right solution for your requirements.

Forecourts tend to install ultra-rapid chargers to emulate the typical dwell time of 7 minutes on a forecourt of traditional petrol and diesel vehicles.

Commercial businesses are more likely to install fast chargers for their fleet vehicles, staff and customers.  Some organisations that specialist vehicles like electric tankers, might consider rapid chargers.

Destination locations will be looking at fast chargers to provide charge to customers while they engage with the services provided, such as shopping. Read more about destination charging in our blog here.

Public sector will be considering various options from fast to rapid chargers. Fast chargers are well suited for public car parks. However, councils may want to offer the option for some drivers to charge and go adding some rapid chargers into the mix. 

Different speeds for different needs

All chargers have different speeds offering varying levels and speed of charge. This table shows the kW and range offered by different charge types to achieve 140 miles of range.

Charger type

Power

Time of charge

Slow charger

3kW

490 minutes

Fast charger

7kW

245 minutes

Existing rapid charger

50kW

43 minutes

Ultra-fast charger

150kW

14 minutes

Ultra-fast charger

300kW

7 minutes

 

 

 

What’s driving the change?

UK EV registrations have increased exponentially since 2019 driven by the banning of diesel and petrol vehicle sales from 2030 in the UK. According to National Grid there will be 36 million EV cars on the roads by 2040.

The increase in the demand for electric vehicles will require a complete shift in the infrastructures of our towns and cities as transport shifts from oil to electricity consumption. 

We will need to install millions of EV charging stations in forecourts, commercial car parks, commercial businesses, and public sector spaces to ensure people have access to charging whenever and wherever is right for them.

A typical installation process

Each project will have a planning phase, procurement phase, along with an installation and commissioning phase:

The planning phase

  • Identify some locations
  • Decide on the number and type of charge point(s)
  • Make initial contact with your DNO to submit an enquiry and discuss network capacity at the locations concerned
  • Appoint an electrical contractor for the charge point installation

Procurement phase

  • Apply for an electrical network connection from your DNO
  • Submit a map where the preferred location is marked with a circle rather than a specific point
  • For multiple applications, prioritise the locations in rank order (most favoured to least favoured) if possible
  • Provide your DNO with the technical data sheet for the charge point types you are planning to install

Installation phase

  • Receive, review and accept the DNO design and quotation received
  • Appoint an electricity supplier who will bill for the electrical energy used
  • Your supplier will appoint a meter operator to install a meter for the charge point

Commissioning phase

  • Agree start and end dates for DNO works
  • Energise your charge point(s)
  • Operation and maintenance

 

Keep your business compliant and protect the environment while reducing the risk of operational downtime

Find out how Adler and Allan reduce your risk and support you on your journey to Net-Zero through the management and maintenance of assets.

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