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From the first consultation to the ongoing servicing, maintenance, and upgrades following the final installation, the BES Group can help you with your EV charging needs for your workplace or commercial property, whatever your requirements.
Here’s everything you need to know about how the BES Group will meet your workplace EV charge point requirements while exceeding your expectations.
We can support you from feasibility to the commissioning and maintenance of your project, no matter the size or complexity. For all our UK customers, whether you’re a business owner looking to install workplace chargers or a housing association that wants to offer chargers to residents, we will help you find the best solution. Fill in our short enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.
WHY CHOOSE THE BES GROUP?
- OZEV-approved team of UK wide installers
- Close partnerships with leading EV charger manufacturers
- Decades of electrical expertise and industry experience
We’re happy to say that our team of EV charge point specialists are OZEV approved installers, which means we’re able to deliver OZEV funded projects. This also means that you and your business may be able to take advantage of the OZEV EV ChargePoint Grant (EVCG) or the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) Grant, and benefit from a reduction in upfront EV charge point installation costs!
We work in close partnership with EV charger manufacturers to ensure you get the best quality and the best price. We are approved to install most major manufacturers equipment, ensuring quality remains high and warranties are protected.
Our team have been installing EV Chargers across the UK for over a decade; you’re in safe hands. Whether you’re looking for a single charger or a charging hub with multiple charger types, our team will cover all of the electrical and construction requirements.
We understand you may have concerns about making the switch to an electric vehicle, which is why we want to offer our support. No matter what, our team of professionals will be with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation through to the final installation to answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and ensure your complete peace of mind.
At the BES Group, we get the job done right, with no fuss and no delays.
We offer a complete end-to-end service with coverage across the UK:
1. Initial Consultation
We will get in touch to find out more about your requirements. Following this, we will give you all the information you need to understand how our EV Charge Point solution can cater to your needs and how we can support you. Not only will we find out about your requirements, but we will also give you all the information you need to decide on the right course of action as well as discuss with you the available grants for any provisions for a back-office management system.
2. Site Survey
Our experienced engineers will work with you to find the best fit for your needs. Our best in class survey ensure that every aspect of the installation is considered and discussed with our clients. Our electricians pride themselves on empowering our clients to take the right decisions, making complex subjects easy to understand.
Following the site survey, the information gathered will be reviewed, materials specified, and appropriate hardware costed. This information will then be put into a proposal and sent to you for review.
Our highly qualified and accredited installation teams will then complete all aspects of the installation of the charging points and walk through operation of the chargers.
5. Service and Maintenance
Also, as part of our EV Installation service we can offer service and maintenance, for which we’ll conduct periodic inspections of your EV charge point to make sure it’s kept in top working order and, most importantly, is safe to use.
At the BES Group, when it comes to the safety of our customers, we’ve got it covered. With decades of electrical expertise and experience in the installation and quality inspection of EV chargers across multiple industries, we’re the experts when it comes to the right charging solution for each and every customer.
To speak to one of our experts call us on 0345 712 5842 or fill in our short enquiry form.
Here, we’ve answered the most common questions regarding EV’s.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of electric vehicles?
An electric vehicle (EV) is a type of car that either partially or fully relies on electricity to charge it, including:
- Battery Electric (BEV) cars are fully electric, meaning the only source of power is a rechargeable battery, ideally, powered at a specially fitted EV charge point
- Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) cars are vehicles that contain a petrol or diesel-powered engine and a medium-sized electric battery which is where the term ‘plug-in’ comes from
What are the different types of electric vehicle chargers?
The UK is ramping up its charging infrastructure to help meet current and predicted demand while also keeping businesses and organisations legally compliant. Currently, there are three main types of EV chargers, categorised by the speed with which they can charge a car:
- Rapid and ultra-rapid chargers. These are the fastest way to charge an EV. Often found at motorway services or locations close to main routes, you will be able to charge an electric car to 80% in 10-15 minutes depending on the model.
- Fast chargers. These chargers are typically found in places where you’ll probably be parked for an hour or longer, such as car parks, supermarkets, or leisure centres. Charging times vary on unit speed and the vehicle; for example, a 7-kW charger will recharge a compatible EV with a 40-kWh battery in 4-6 hours and a 22-kW charger in 1-2 hours.
- Slow chargers. Most commonly used for home charging where you can leave it on overnight, charging times vary depending on the charging unit and EV model, but a full charge on a 3-kW unit will typically take anywhere between 6-12 hours.
What funding is available to support with having an EV Charge Installation Point installed?
There are several funding options available for EV charge point installations, including:
The EV ChargePoint grant, which provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing EV smart ChargePoint’s at domestic properties across the UK.
The EV Infrastructure grant, which covers small to medium sized UK businesses and offers up to 75% off the cost of installing infrastructure in the workplace.
The Workplace Charging Scheme, which is used by eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations to offset the upfront cost of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargers.
Speak to a member of the team by ringing 0345 712 5842 to discuss what funding options are available to you or fill in our short enquiry form here.
Is planning permission needed to install an EV Charger?
Each site is unique. This is why we carry out an initial site survey to see if planning permission will be needed. For commercial properties, needing planning permission is a rarity, but may be more common for domestic sites. Speak to a member of the team to organise your site survey today by ringing 0345 712 5842 or fill in our short enquiry form and we’ll get back in touch.
Does an EV Charge Point installation require three-phase?
Whether an EV charge point installation in the UK needs a single phase or three-phase supply depends entirely on the infrastructure, capacity, and needs of the site.
For example, if you wanted a rapid charger to be installed, this can only be completed on sites with a three-phase supply. Occasionally, sites that only have a single-phase power outage can only have single phase chargers installed.
All of this and more will be discussed during your site survey. Call us today to on 0345 712 5842 to book yours or fill in our short enquiry form.
Once installed, do I need to maintain or service my Charge Point?
While ongoing maintenance and servicing of a charge point isn’t currently required in EV legislation, we highly recommend you do so.
We advise that all charge points receive a yearly site visit to undertake the visual inspection and testing of all electric vehicle infrastructure. And, even better, this is in line with current Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs), which adheres to BS: 7671 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Our Maintenance and Servicing inspection includes:
- Visual Inspection of Charger and any associated cables
- Load Test
- Socket Test
- Functional RCD test
- RCD Testing x 5
- Zs Readings
- Phase Commission Detail
While it’s not a legal requirement to have your EV infrastructure installed, adhering to the relevant regulations is. At the BES Group, we’ll shoulder the burden. We’ll take care of all inspections, reminding you when you can expect us in plenty of time, with no fuss.
Call us today on 0345 712 5842 to discuss your requirements.
Do I need to buy my own Charge Point, or will you provide this for me?
We will take care of this for you. As part of our service, we will provide an initial consultation and site survey to determine your requirements, to make sure we provide the best solution for you. Also, we work with prominent manufacturers of EV Chargers, so we’ll make sure you’ll get the right charger for you.
Fill out your details into our booking form, and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.
I’ve bought my own EV Charger, can you install this for me?
Speak to one of our experts today on 0345 712 5842 and we can discuss your situation and premises and advise whether we are able to install your charge point.
Still haven’t found out what you needed to? Get in touch with us by ringing 0345 712 5842, where we’ll be able to support you with your enquiry.
At the BES Group, your requirements come first, every time, with no exception.
We’re OZEV approved and work in partnership with EV charger manufacturers, which means that we’ll only ever supply you with the perfect charger for you, based on site requirements and preferences.
What’s more, we offer a complete, project managed, end-to-end service that covers everything from the initial consultation, all the way through to ongoing maintenance and servicing once your charger has been installed.
For more information on EV charging in the UK, or to discuss your EV solution, contact a member of the team today by filling in our enquiry form or calling 0345 712 5842