Providing green EV charging systems
Because the future of vehicle use shouldn't cost the earth
OLEV Approved technicians
Fully trained and qualified Installers up to the highest standards and in-line with the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging.
- Regional Coverage
- Our Engineers are available when you need them
- Large Teams
- We have a 20-year track record in the sector to provide excellence in all projects.
Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership relies on home charging to ensure that your EV is ready for use each day. Home-based overnight charging also has the advantage of being, in most cases, the cheapest and most cost-effective time to recharge.
Charging at home is often the most convenient way to recharge an EV. Government grants are available for the installation of home EV charge points. See OLEV Grants (Gov.uk info)
Most home chargers are either rated at 3 kW or 7 kW. The higher-powered wall-mounted units normally cost more than the slower 3 kW option, and significantly reduce the time required to fully charge an EV.
Home-based charging requires off-street parking to avoid trailing cables across public footpaths and public areas. All EV charging units are wired directly to the central metering unit, usually on its own circuit for safety and to enable monitoring separate from other electrical loads. On-street residential charging units are becoming available in some local authority areas.
There are three main types of EV charging - rapid, fast, and slow. These represent the power outputs, and therefore charging speeds, available to charge an EV. Note that power is measured in kilowatts (kW).
- Rapid chargers are one of two types - AC or DC [Alternating or Direct Current]. Current Rapid AC chargers are rated at 43 kW, while most Rapid DC units are at least 50 kW. Both will charge the majority of EVs to 80% in around 30-60 minutes (depending a battery capacity). Tesla Superchargers are also Rapid DC and charge at around 120 kW. Rapid AC devices use a tethered Type 2 connector, and Rapid DC chargers are fitted with a CCS, CHAdeMO or Tesla Type 2.
- Fast chargers include those which provide power from 7 kW to 22 kW, which typically fully charge an EV in 3-4 hours. Common fast connectors are a tethered Type 1 or a Type 2 socket (via a connector cable supplied with the vehicle).
- Slow units (up to 3 kW) are best used for overnight charging and usually take between 6 and 12 hours for a pure-EV, or 2-4 hours for a PHEV. EVs charge on slow devices using a cable which connects the vehicle to a 3-pin or Type 2 socket.
With over 80,000 drivers switching to electric vehicles and benefiting from low running costs, a reliable and intelligent workplace EV charging station is vital for your business.
With a range of workplace EV charging solutions to suit your individual needs, including standard commercial, fast and rapid EV chargers, we can provide you with a timely quotation for EV charging station costs or attend a free, no obligation site survey, providing you with a full workplace EV charging station infrastructure report.
Local authorities have considerable targets to meet for reducing emissions from road transport, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure increases to consider and implement.
Local Authorities have an ever-increasing need for EV chargers.
Autotec-Solutions Ltd has the knowledge and understanding in the EV market to provide the most suitable charging solution for all local authority partnerships.
Autotec-Solutions has the workforce to help with the increasing need or the big push towards meeting a deadline for the installation of these Chargers. We can provide service level agreements and work in line with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) on-street residential projects grant scheme.