There are currently around 840,000 electric cars on the road in the UK, along with a further 520,000 plug-in hybrids. This represents a 69% increase over the last two years and reflects the growing popularity of electric vehicles and the subsequent demand for EV chargers.
Whether you’re a business or a homeowner it’s important that you choose the right brand of charger to suit your needs.
In this blog, our expert team will provide you with advice on the EV charging brands that best suit your property type and needs and explore how BFS can help you get your home or business ready for electric vehicles.
Easee One EV charger: Commercial/Domestic
We’d recommend the Easee One EV charger for both commercial and domestic properties, with its design and versatility making the charging point suitable for any home or office.
This charging point is designed to work with any electric vehicle thanks to its type two universal socket and is satisfyingly easy to use. Once you’ve downloaded the Easee app, you can use it to manage and schedule your car’s charging times and control who uses it and when.
Secure and robust, this brand of charger comes complete with a three-year warranty and three levels of security. In addition, it’s impact resistant and weatherproof which makes it well suited to uncovered street installations, as well as covered charging stations at commercial properties.
QUBEV Smart charger: Domestic
Strong and durable, we find that the QUBEV Smart charger is best suited to domestic property types such as homes, development sites, residential areas and private parking areas.
The QUBEV’s universal charging means it can be used for a range of different vehicle types, which is perfect for multi-car households and moreover, it’s available with a tethered or socket lead, depending on your preference.
In addition, this charger can be wall or post mounted, which makes it ideal for both on-street residential and driveway parking and like the EASEE One, it also has a three-year warranty, along with an easy-to-use app.
Finally, the QUBEV has an adjustable power rating, depending on the charge speed you require.
ROLEC Ultracharge 160: Commercial
Whether an office cark park or a petrol station, the Rolec Ultracharge 160 is an excellent charging solution for a variety of commercial property types.
This charging point has a wide range of power options from 20kW to 160kW, making it suitable for different employee or customer needs, while its power balancing feature means two vehicles are able to charge simultaneously.
What’s more, the Ultracharge 160 has long-reach five metre cables and can be activated by customers through the mobile app, or any contactless payment systems such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.
With the help of BFS, this charger is also easy to maintain and service, which means lower installation and operational costs for your business. Our team can quickly install the Ultracharge which means less disruption to your operations, while its durability will save you money in the long term.
Hire a BFS electrician for charging point installation
When it comes to installation, you can trust one of BFS’ team of qualified electricians to expertly install the charging point. Our expert electricians are on hand to solve any of your domestic or commercial electrical needs from installation to refurbishment.
We have a great deal of experience working with major EV charging brands such as Rolec and Easee and have completed installations for range of different property types, from households to workplaces.
“The team at BFS have been brilliant throughout the process, from helping us choose the right chargers to efficiently installing the charging points. Customers are so impressed by our charging facilities, and it’s been great for staff to be able to utilise them too.” – A satisfied business owner.
If you’d like to find out more about our charging solutions or any of our other electrical services, get in touch today.