EV Charging Points
Making the purchase and installation of EV charging points simple
Choosing Your Charging Points Is Easy With Range Communications
Call one of our experts today to discuss your exact requirements
There is a huge array of electric vehicle charging options out there and this is a first-time purchase for a lot of our customers. Therefore, we have worked to educate our customers and will be consultative throughout the process to ensure the requirements are met for now and in the future.
We can help you decide which type of charging point best suits your needs and that of your business from wall mounted to pedestal type charging points (ground mounted)
Whether you are looking for EV charging points for single use, for your fleet or whether you are looking to set up your own charging point station we have access to the some of the best charging points available. They are even customisable to incorporate your own designs and colours
Download our pre-survey and price guide below or call us today for further information.
Call one of our specialists on 0115 871 8654
Brilliant service from Angela Richardson and Range Communications - I asked for options for a new mobile on Friday, picked out a phone/tariff on Monday and they sent paperwork straight away, ordered it and it was delivered yesterday.
Phil Revill – Web Design and Digital Marketing Consultant at it’seeze Nottingham
What you get from Angela and the guys at Range is true service. Yes, their knowledge is excellent of knowing what's out there and what you need, yes the products they have are really good on price BUT it's a service thats goes around it all that makes a difference. The questions that get answered immediately and the solutions that are found quickly - that's the reason I work with them.
Paul Chapman Marketing Strategist | Speaker | Outsourced CMO | Best Selling Author of The Game Changers.
I am totally thrilled with the service I've received from Angela, firstly in getting my original contract and handset so quickly and secondly in providing advice and real solutions when needed. I'd absolutely recommend using Range for your mobile needs - exceptional service and always with a smile!
Deirdre – Tropic Platinum Ambassador
In the past, our mobile patrols worked with physical checkpoints to enable us to see where they were at any one time. They were tricky to manage and maintain - they were often vandalised and torn down from walls, and they were expensive to run too. Now, our Range geometric monitoring enables us to pull off simple reports with ease, showing where our vehicles are and where they've been. The dashcams have been fantastic in being able to prove where our drivers have not been at error and as additional proof that we were actually where we said we were and of who was driving.
Matt Prince – Business Development Manager at Foremost Security.
EV Charging Points FAQ’s
A charging point is a piece of electrical equipment which can be used to recharge an electric vehicle. Charging points can essentially be grouped into two types; those that supply alternating current (AC) to the vehicle, and those that ‘rectify’ AC to provide direct current (DC).
As batteries are DC devices, delivering DC and requiring DC to recharge, use of an AC unit means that an ‘on-board’ rectifier (or ‘charger’) is required to be built into the EV. DC charging points perform the rectification ‘off board’ in the charging unit; one reason why they are often larger and most costly to manufacture. The advantage, however, is that the vehicle no longer requires an ‘on board’ charger and can be charged more quickly. In practice, most vehicles have an on-board charger to be able to use an AC supply.
DYNAMIC LOAD BALANCING
Dynamic Load Balancing, DLB, is a piece of technology that manages the power supply capacity to a group of EV chargers.
DLB limits the overall power that EV chargers can draw off from a site’s supply, and prevents overload of incoming electricity and power shortage. At the same time DLB simultaneously distributes electricity fairly to all the EVs that are charging.
Sevadis chargers use SMART DLB technology, which automatically controls the power to a group of EV charging points based on the maximum Amps available onsite. The Sevadis DLB technology is integrated into our chargers so there is no need for a separate communications box.
Using Dynamic Load Balancing reduces the need for additional power supply to a site, thus reducing costs and streamlining your operation.
Open Charge Point Protocol, OCPP, is designed to make electric vehicle networks open and accessible. It represents a set of standards that create a ‘common language’ between EV charge points and online billing and management platforms.
An OCPP compliant charge point is advantageous as it creates the ability to choose and change the online billing and management platform provider on demand. This creates competition in the marketplace and keeps service fees low.
BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE
A battery electric vehicle (BEV) is a vehicle that uses an electric motor to convert chemical energy stored in rechargeable batteries into forward or reverse motion. Pure BEVs have no on-board internal combustion engine.
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is similar to a conventional hybrid in that it retains a petrol or diesel engine. However larger battery size increases electric-only range, while the biggest difference is the ability to charge via mains electricity.
EXTENDED RANGE ELECTRIC VEHICLE
In the same way that a plug-in hybrid is an extension of a hybrid, an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) is an extension of a plug-in hybrid. A conventional engine is retained but is much smaller and the battery capacity is generally increased. In a pure EREV, the wheels can only be driven by the electric motor(s), the internal combustion engine only being used to hold or recharge the batteries as they become depleted.
EVS DRIVES DIFFERENTLY
Driving an electric car certainly feels different the first time round. Most notably an electric car is almost silent (except for wind and road noise). Apart from that electric vehicles are similar to most automatic petrol or diesel equivalents. One noticeable difference is that the torque (driving force) is much higher than conventional vehicles at lower speed, which means EVs can accelerate fast from standstill.