Harnessing the electric vehicle revolution opportunities: charging solutions for every site and setting
29 May 2018
As car manufacturers reduce and withdraw their diesel ranges, the range of full EV and hybrid models is increasing. The last year has seen a significant escalation by governments to incentivise electric vehicles (EVs) as an important component of their strategy to meet emission targets. EV infrastructure, including charging stations, is rapidly being developed to support these changes.
There are significant opportunities for businesses and car owners to consider. New EV owners can avail of government grants towards the purchase and installation of charging stations for their homes. It may cover the entire cost, depending on your location. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in the Republic of Ireland and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in the UK manage these grants.
For businesses and organisations, the benefits of installing EV charging stations are far reaching. If a car owner has the option to charge their EV while they shop or do business, they are more likely to choose this option over competitors. They are also likely to spend more time there as they wait for their car to charge.
As an employer, attracting top talent can be a challenge, hence the rise in employee benefit schemes. Adding EV charging options to company parking spaces is one more benefit that enhances the reputation and attractiveness of an organisation.
Against this backdrop, GARO’s new range of future-proofed and competitive chargers are ideally suited to fulfilling this demand.
GARO is the Nordic region’s market-leading manufacturer and supplier of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The comprehensive range offers charging solutions for the home, the workplace, offices, shopping centres, car parking spaces and service stations.
Using extensive experience, expertise and innovation, they offer a uniquely wide range of charging stations. GARO’s product development team are continually developing and enhancing the charging range to meet the future requirements of our customers.
What types of chargers are appropriate for each setting?
A pure battery electric vehicle (BEV) has a range of up to 400km and is a good option for anybody wishing to drive an environmentally friendly and economical car. This type of car is primarily suited for shorter distances, particularly urban driving.
The next level of car is a plug-in hybrid car (PHEV), which runs on petrol or diesel over longer distances. These cars also have an electric motor and a small battery pack that has a range of around 20 to 60km and are therefore suitable for both urban and country driving.
Both of these types of vehicle can be connected to the ordinary electricity grid. For charging at home or the workplace, a wall mounted charger is the most common option. With Garo’s GLB Charger, a hybrid EV can be fully charged in about three hours, and a pure electric EV in about six hours.
For public locations, car parks and larger workplaces, a faster, more robust option is appropriate. Built to withstand the elements, Garo’s LS4 charger can charge a pure EV in a mere three hours. Its raft of features include premium design, smart metering and connectivity and enhanced safety features.
With a charging time from as little as just seven minutes, DC ‘Fast’ Chargers are the premium option for EV users. Mainly found in service stations, these high-performance chargers allow owners to experience minimal disruption to their journeys.
All are fitted with cloud billing functionality to ensure total and accurate charging control for operators.
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