Electric Vehicle charger installations in Peterborough

Electric Vehicle charger installations in Peterborough

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Here at MDS we are proud to announce that we are now able to offer EV charger installation & testing throughout Stamford, Market Deeping, Peterborough, and surrounding areas. Having passed our charger installation course with flying colours, we can now cater to all of your electric vehicle charging needs!

With the rapidly growing demand for electric vehicles, so too grows the demand for chargers to keep them running. As the range capability of electric cars increases rapidly, so does the capacity of their batteries, meaning higher power chargers are becoming necessary for practical charge times.

Home chargers make up the majority of the UK’s electric car charging infrastructure at approximately 60% of the total, this is because the ability to plug in at home is a key aspect for convenient EV use. There are numerous considerations to take into account when thinking about home charging options, the options range from a modest 13A plug through to a three-phase fast charger. The ideal solution will depend on the amount of mileage you do, when you do it, and the range of the vehicle you drive.

Chargers can be installed in outdoor areas such as driveways or in sheltered areas such as garages or carports. If you have the luxury of charging your vehicle indoors it is the way to go, as studies have shown that cold weather can slow the charge rate considerably. Meaning a sheltered charging location could have huge benefits, particularly in the winter.

Can’t I just use a standard plug?

Whilst a standard 13a plug can be used for trickle charging, it will only provide 2-3kW of charging power, at this rate a vehicle with a 75kW battery could take a whopping 37.5 hours to fully charge! Thankfully, faster chargers are available for the home, 7kW fast chargers are the most popular option as they are relatively straightforward to have installed, requiring just a dedicated 32A single phase supply. If you desire even faster charging you could upgrade to a 22kW charger, however, these are more complicated and costly to install as they require a three-phase supply, which is usually reserved for commercial settings, but they offer charging times that are 300% quicker.

If you are worried about overloading your home’s electrical supply, the new technology offered by smart chargers could be the answer. Smart chargers monitor your usage, and if you are using energy intensive appliances such as an oven or hob, it will restrict the amount of power being used to charge your vehicle.

If you are based in Peterborough, Market Deeping, Stamford, or surrounding areas and are considering an electric vehicle, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today to discuss your requirements and get a free quotation. You can call us on 01733 698151, or fill out our contact form here.

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