Fleet conversion steps
Determine what type of charger (AC or DC) you require
AC chargers are most cost effective, but your EV(s) will need longer to charge through this type of connection. You’ll need to consider what type of charger you require based on how quickly you’ll need your vehicle(s) charged. For example, a level 1 AC 2.3kW wall socket will require 8 hrs or more to charge 100km of range while a DC charger at 350kW will take less than 10 minutes.
How many charging connections do you need and what is the total kW required?
Depending on how the vehicles are used will depend on how many connections you require. You’ll want to consider how many vehicles you need to charge at any given time and ensure enough chargers are available. The total kW required can be determined based on the size of charger, the total number of chargers and the type of power supply you wish to connect to.
Determine your existing supply arrangements. Do you have a low voltage connection or do you have access to a high voltage connection point?
Determine your existing supply arrangements. Do you have a low voltage connection or do you have access to a high voltage connection point? Your facility manager should know if your site is connected to the grid via high or low voltage. High voltage connections are more common in large facilities.
Get tailored advice from an electrical consultant
An electrical consultant will be able to give you a more detailed assessment of what’s required to get EVs charging at your site, including other civil works and infrastructure required, and whether an energy management system could work for your business. You can work with any electrical consultancy who will get in touch with our Customer Connections team to progress your project.