At Electric Blue we use our industry knowledge and contacts to provide you with the best charger for your needs, installed in the timeframe and location to suit you.
All of our chargers are supplied by 100% renewable energy, thanks to our partners Good Energy.
How to choose a charger
The range of electric vehicle (EV) chargers is growing, and with differences in charger speed, connector type, and number of users, we understand the decision may be confusing. When installing EV chargers, it is important to consider the following points in order to select the most appropriate charger for your EV requirements.
- Who will use the charger?
- Where will the charger be located?
- Which type of vehicles are most likely to use the charger?
- What speed of charge is required: short stay, long stay, overnight?
- Does the charger require driver identification? (i.e for multiple users).
- Will the user pay to charge?
- How will the user pay: card reader, mobile app, RFID card?
- Is there access to appropriate power requirements?
- Will you manage the power supply?
Electric Blue has access to the most up-to-date chargers and equipment, and with no affiliation to one supplier or manufacturer, we can offer you the best available charger for your needs. Decisions are made that are not only fit for your present purposes, but with the future of EV demand in mind.
Different types of charger
The main types of EV chargers available are rapid, fast, and slow. Please see below for a simplified overview of these charger types, and contact us today for a more detailed consultation to establish your charger needs.
Rapid Chargers - Ideal for where fast turnaround is required, rapid chargers will charge a 40kW battery to 80% in 30 minutes, via DC or AC supply. Vehicles must have rapid-charging ability, which is easy to determine with your vehicle manual. Rapid AC chargers use the Type 2 connector, while rapid DC chargers use either CCS (Euro Standard) or CHAdeMo (Asian Standard).
*We recommend rapid chargers for short-stay car parks, and main road locations.
Fast Chargers - For locations that offer long-term stays, fast chargers can charge a 40kW battery to 80% in 5-6 hours. Most EVs accept the Type 2 connector, and power is supplied via AC on all fast chargers. For larger battery types, these chargers can offer a home-charging solution.
*We recommend fast chargers for long-stay car parks, leisure centres, or workplaces.
Slow Chargers - Charging times vary, but a slow charger will typically charge a 40kW battery to 80% in 8-10 hours. Most slow chargers have Type 2 connectors, or can be tethered with a Type 1 connector. Suitable for all plug-in EVs, slow chargers deliver via AC supply.
*We recommend slow chargers for home charging, or overnight fleet depots.
Electric Blue provides a complete charger management service with full 24-hour customer service support. This includes equipment maintenance and warranty, insurance, and full OCCP compliant back office, to maximise charger accessibility. To give you total peace of mind, regular reporting covers any user issues or complaints, with comprehensive fault management and resolution looked after by Electric Blue.
If your preferred option is to run the chargers in-house, we can also support with the implementation of this.
What else is happening in the EV Charging world?
Also on offer is iBay: an intelligent charging parking bay management system, which ensures that only charging vehicles are parked in the bay. Contact us to discuss this concept further.