Charge your electric vehicle in 15 minutes with our rapid charging solutions
We help councils, local authorities and large corporations deliver national initiatives to install public rapid charging facilities. If you would like to learn more about how Electric Car Chargers UK can help you, please contact us and we will respond within 24 hours.
Our range of rapid chargers
World leading ranges of DC rapid charging stations.
Choose from our approved DC rapid charger ranges with options from 25kW to 500kW, offering the fasted and most efficient charging speeds on the market:
|Model||CCS||CHAdeMo||AC||Simultaneous charging||Contactless||DC Power ratings|
|HyperCharger||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||75kW to 350kW|
|ABB Terra 25||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||25kW|
|ABB Terra 54||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||50kW|
|ABB Terra HP||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||175kW to 500kW|
|Nexans Agicity AP||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||25kW|
|Project EV 60kW||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||60kW|
|Project EV 150kW||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||75kW to 150kW|
|Delta UFC||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||50kW to 150kW|
Choosing the right EV charger
It is important that you choose the right EV charger that can charge at a speed that is suited to a typical dwell time for your location. Below is a rough guide that will help you:
|Hotel for overnight||6 – 10 hours||7kW|
|Residential on-street||6 – 10 hours||7kW|
|Hospitality or sports venue||2 – 5 hours||22kW|
|Tourist attraction||2 – 5 hours||22kW|
|Retail or public car park||2 – 5 hours||22kW|
|Retail store||1 hour||25kW DC +|
|Service station||30 minutes||50kW DC +|
There are options to either self manage your rapid charging solution, or you can invite a Charge Point Operator to manage the solution for you. We will help guide you to the right solution for your needs.
To process payments, your charging unit needs to be compatible with a billing system to manage this for you. All charging units that can allow this functionality will have an ‘OCPP’ code which stands for Open Charge Point Protocol.
There are different types of protocol and the three most commonly used are; OCPP1.5, OCPP1.6 and OCPP2.0, all of which can enable pay-to-charge functionality.
A unit has an OCPP will allow you to set up a back office system that will allow you to set tariffs, monitor utilisation and assess the performance of the unit. Without this, you cannot charge customers for the usage.
Not all back office systems offer a customer support service, so you will need to consider how you will manage and monitor the unit to maximise it’s operational time, and ensuring the customer experience is positive.
You can deploy a Charge Point Operator (CPO) who can manage and maintain the charging unit for you. These will help you ensure the customer experience is positive with a 24/7 contact number should the customer be unable to active the charging unit, and these will also monitor the unit to ensure they maximise the units’ operational time.
Maximise “up time”
Rapid chargers are very sturdy and reliable, but they can be a number of issues that arise that can impact the customer experience and in turn, the revenue you generate from operating it.
There are two main things to consider when implementing rapid charging facilities for your public, visitors and customers:
Service and maintenance
Successful rapid chargers will be in rigorous use, so maintaining your revenue generating asset is very important.
An annual service will involve looking at the overall power supply, unit performance and cleaning the unit. The higher output rapid chargers will also require new filters every year,
The servicing needs to be done by completed by a trained and qualified engineer and you should incorporate this agreement at the time of purchase.
Whilst rapid chargers are robust, who can always defend them from impact damage, vandalism or issues relating to the grid power being supplied to them.
Entering into a maintenance agreement at the time of purchase (usually combined with a service contract) will ensure that you can get your rapid charger back up and running with minimum downtime and confident that you have set up and agreed repair costs before the event happens.
If you need help or advice about Rapid Charging
Call our helpful team on 020 8895 6511 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or send us an online enquiry: