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Commercial EV Charger Installation

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is underway in the UK. Converting your fleet to electric – or simply providing charging points to your customers – is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and take advantage of considerable green energy savings.

2023 saw a 33% uplift in new company cars, demonstrating that companies are investing more in their fleets. Yet challenges to the green revolution remain, and one such problem is the reliability and availability of commercial EV charger installations.

At Wells Electrical Contractors, our NICEIC-approved contractors are specially equipped to bring this new technology to businesses nationwide. As one of the only OLEV-approved UK installers, we can install the complete range of EV charging points for any commercial location.

Commercial EV charging system design and installation services

Wells Electrical Contractors is your trusted partner for end-to-end commercial EV design and installation solutions. Our extensive experience in the private sector enables us to install a full range of charging solutions to contribute to a greener, cleaner future.

We provide bespoke commercial EV charging solutions covering all four categories of EV chargers, including:

  1. Standard
  2. Fast
  3. Rapid
  4. Ultra-Rapid

We’re passionate about helping businesses reduce carbon footprints and create more sustainable futures via reliable EV charging points. Let us help you make a tangible difference with our team of engineers, who are equipped to handle everything from initial site surveys to conducting in-depth electrical work.

Unlike other EV providers, we collaborate to help you unlock the full potential of your car park by turning it into a state-of-the-art EV charging hub. Some of the benefits of staying ahead of the curve include:

  • Attracting EV customers.
  • Boost footfall.
  • Increase customer satisfaction.
  • Position your brand as a leader in sustainability.

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How much does it cost to install commercial EV chargers?

Installing commercial EV chargers is an investment in your future. However, the world of EV charging systems can be confusing. We don’t believe in standard quotes at Wells Electrical Contractors because we don’t have standard customers.

Whether we are working with Smyths Toys or The Bluecoat Liverpool, we tailor quotes to the customer. Get in touch with our team and tell us what you need.

Do you need planning permission to install an electric vehicle charging point?

Typically, planning permission is not required for EV charging points for most properties if it is wall mounted on your own land and you have an off-street car park.

If you fall into this category, you don’t need planning permission as long as your outlet and casing meets these standards:

  • Doesn’t exceed 0.2 cubic metres.
  • Doesn’t face onto a highway.
  • Isn’t within two metres of a highway.
  • Isn’t within a scheduled monument site.
  • Isn’t within the curtilage of a listed building.

Commercial operations tend to opt for ground-mounted chargers to get the best out of a full-scale commercial EV charging system. In these cases, other standards apply, including:

  • Must not exceed 2.3 cubic metres.
  • Cannot be within two metres of a highway.
  • Cannot be within a scheduled monument site.
  • Cannot be mounted higher than 1.6 metres from a level surface used for parking vehicles.
  • Isn’t within the curtilage of a listed building.
  • Must not consist of more than a single charging point per parking space.

At Wells Electrical Contractors, we don’t just install EV charging points. We also provide support to businesses wondering whether they need planning permission to initiate their plans. Our experts can determine if you need planning permission and, if so, offer guidance on securing it.

Where can commercial EV charging points be installed?

Typically, commercial EV charging points can be installed just about anywhere on private land. In other words, businesses with off-street parking will nearly always be able to install charging points, even if they require planning permission first.

Some examples of where you can install commercial EV charging points include:

  • Offices
  • Shopping centres
  • Restaurants
  • Gyms
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Pubs
  • Factories

Realistically, the only businesses that may be unable to install EV charging points are if their only parking spaces are on the public highway.

The commercial EV charger installation process

What does installing commercial EV chargers with our team look like?

We endeavour to be as transparent as possible about our process and the steps we go through to make your project a reality. With more than 65 years of collective experience, our engineers and technicians are equipped to handle any project, big or small.

Here’s what you can expect when working with us:

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Step one – Consultancy

We work with you during the initial consultation period to discuss your needs, identify challenges and finalise a plan. This includes advising on safety requirements, earthing, charger type and payment management systems. 

During the consultancy process, we also discuss any necessary planning permission and government grants your business may be eligible for.

Step two – Project management

Our project managers are the nerve centre of any project. The second phase of your project involves procuring the necessary equipment, managing planning permission applications and groundworks management.

Step three – Commercial EV charger installation

Our engineering specialists are NICEIC-approved, meaning we adhere to the highest British standards. Our experience and resources mean we install commercial EV chargers at the highest level across the UK. 

The installation process includes but is not limited to:

  • Electrical installation
  • Earthing solutions
  • Charger mounting groundworks
  • Signage installation
  • Cable trenching

Step four – Aftercare

Wells Electrical Contractors will continue to work with you for years to come. We provide technical support immediately after completion and stick with our clients to ensure their commercial charging hubs perform as expected.

We work to schedule ongoing inspections and maintenance to guarantee you get the most from your investment.

If you’re ready to upgrade your amenities and take your fleet to the next level with the ultimate green investment, Wells Electrical Contractors are your OLEV-approved partners. Begin planning your project and get your free, no-obligation quote by contacting our team now.

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With a combined 65 years’ experience working nationwide, Wells Electrical Contractors are experts in electrical installation, maintenance and energy saving from conception to hand over in each project. Our engineers deliver the best electrical solutions to businesses in the UK and Ireland.

We understand that no two customers’ electrical needs are the same, and when it comes to making important decisions on upgrades, emergency repairs or installations, the more information you have the better. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of solutions, as well as the knowledge to help customers make the right decisions.

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If you would like to know more about us or would like to discuss your free site survey and quotation, please contact us today.