In May T H WHITE’s first electric vehicle chargepoint will be available at the Group’s head office in Devizes.
A dual socket universal charger has been installed, capable of charging the majority of electric vehicles and hybrids. Designed for use on commercial premises, the charger has 2 x 7kw smart charging sockets enabling two vehicles to be charged simultaneously and means visitors and staff to our head office can now plug in while they visit to help top up their car or van for their next journey.
The chargepoint, supplied by the T H WHITE Energy, Fire & Security Division, comes with a full back office system meaning the power can be purchased via a simple RFID card transaction made possible by a special MID-B energy meter which tracks the energy used and communicates to the provider via the internet. It is IP54 rated for outdoor use and comes with a set of bollards and tyre stops to protect the charger from accidental collision.
T H WHITE has selected the eVolt eVolve Smart dual outlet post which attracts a grant of £300 per socket from the government OLEV grant scheme specifically for workplace chargers (there is also a residential grant scheme). T H WHITE is an approved installer of the eVolt range of chargepoints which offer the widest range of universal chargers in the market and are used by over 60 UK local authorities.
Here are a few fun facts:
- There are 135,000 plug in cars in the UK currently and this figure is growing
- A little known fact is that electric vehicle chargepoints do not charge the vehicle – the vehicle on board computer controls the charge required and requests power from the charger
- There are 15,000 public chargepoints in the UK, a figure which is growing.
T H WHITE offers customers supply and installation of a full range of grant funded electric vehicle chargepoints including domestic products and a range of commercial products including standard and rapid charging units. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01380 726656.