Electric Vehicles FAQs

Q1. Are electric vehicle chargers easy to install?

As EV charging point installation  specialists, we have developed an incredibly efficient process designed to get the job done with minimal disruption to the day-to-day operation of your business. Our engineers  have fitted over 400 electric vehicle charging points  across the UK and work with you on a bespoke basis. Travelling from our base in Peterborough , we conduct a complete site survey to identify the best possible location for your EV charging points. Our detailed proposals include every aspect of the fitting process, including whether any trenches need to be dug, so you’re assured of a seamless service and effortless turn-key installation.   We have developed and refined our processes during our previous projects, so that everything is super-efficient for you and everyone at your location. One of our expert team will complete a full survey of your site to assess the best possible location for ease of use and minimal impact to your site operations.

Q2. Why do I need a higher kW EV charger?

High kW electric vehicle chargers are a sensible option if your business offers ‘at work’ charging to employees, or if you want to use your EV chargers to provide an additional revenue stream. Installing a higher kilowatt EV charger will reduce charging time, allowing a greater number of vehicles to be topped up. It may require more initial investment, but it can significantly improve user experience and reap financial rewards for your business in the longer term.

Most commercial sites like to offer their employees the option of free ‘at work’ charging, enabling them to leave their cars on charge for a longer period whilst they work.

Q3. How much does EV charger installation cost?

At PB Solutions, we understand that every client’s requirements are unique. What you invest in EV charging point installation  depends on your business goals and the practical considerations involved, such as the layout of your site and its power supply. We offer a free, no-obligation site survey to provide you with clarity and transparency when it comes to all costs and the work involved. With us, you get an expert appraisal and peace of mind that you won’t be hit with any hidden costs.

The overall cost really depends on what you want to achieve from your commercial EV charger and the specification needed to make it fit for purpose. It is also important to factor in variables such as distance from the unit to your power supply.

Q4. Are there any electric vehicle grants available?

The UK government has introduced electric vehicle grants  to encourage businesses to invest in EV infrastructure, but they change frequently, and it can be hard to keep up. As experts in EV charging point installation , we can advise you on what current incentives may be available to your company(although it should be noted that grants may not be available if you will be using electric vehicle chargers to generate revenue). EV grants are usually claimed by us and deducted from your bill, so you don’t have to worry about the extra hassle.

Q5. How long does it take to charge an electric car?

How long an electric vehicle takes to charge depends on the power output of the EV charger and the individual vehicle’s battery capacity. If you’d like some examples, we can provide you with a helpful guide .

Q6. Can I make money from an EV charging station?

Yes, if you want to. When installing an EV charging station, you can secure a return on your investment over time by setting it up to charge a premium that will cover the net cost. Alternatively, you can simply enhance your overall business offering by providing your EV charging facility as a complimentary benefit for customers or employees visiting your location.

The chargers can be set up to charge a premium over the net cost that you can choose, this will afford you an R.O.I. over a period of time to completely cover the cost of the EV charging point, or you can choose to use this service as a free perk of charging at your location.