08 Jun 2020 Posted by Vital EV

Future-Proofing EV Charging Point Installations

Whilst electric vehicles (EVs) have been around for many years now, there is no denying that they have changed a lot over time to continually improve them for commercial use. Not only have the cars themselves changed, but so have the charging points required to keep these cars running and of course, it is essential to stay up to date in this regard. 

When choosing to get an EV charging point installed, whether it is at home for your own personal EV, at a business property for a fleet of EVs or even at a service station for visitors to  use, you want to ensure that it will last for many years to come. With the journey to NET Zero most definitely underway, you can guarantee that more work will be done on EVs over the next few years, so it is important to ensure that you’re future-proofing your EV charging point installations. 

What is an EV charging point?

As the name suggests, EVs run off electricity and have batteries that need to be charged. Instead of going to petrol stations and topping up with fuel, EV drivers will need to put their car on charge regularly so it has the power to run as required. Nowadays, the majority of EV owners will choose to install an EV charging point for their vehicles. Although an EV charger installation service is not essential, it makes your life a lot easier. 

Why is future-proofing important?

As mentioned above, EVs are constantly changing and the cars that people are driving these days aren’t necessarily going to be what people are driving in five or ten years time. Like any other electric device, you can expect charging needs to change, and of course, you need to ensure that your EV charging point is prepared for these potential changes. 

It goes without saying that getting an EV charging point installed is more expensive than purchasing a standard charging cable for other electronic devices, and for this reason, it isn’t something you’ll want to replace any time soon. So, future-proofing your charging points is the only real solution.

How can you future-proof an EV charging point?

Of course, it can be hard to predict any changes that may be made to EVs in the future, so you can only do so much to ensure that your EV charging point installations are future-proofed. There are however a few things that should be considered, such as; 

  • Modular designs – getting this type of EV charging point installed means you can upgrade specific parts without having to replace the whole charge point.
  • Smart charging – it is likely that smart charging will be the way forward for all charging points in the future so it is worth ensuring what you install falls into this category.
  • Support all charging capabilities – installing an EV charging point that is capable of charging everything from 3 kW to 22 kW may be essential in the long run. 

All of these things may go on to be beneficial in the future and it is likely that they will all be helpful in one way or another. Of course, if you’re unsure about future-proofing EV charging point installations, it is best to reach out to a professional who can assist you with a bespoke solution that has the future in mind. 

Getting EV charging points installed 

Now that you know a little bit more about EV charging points and future-proofing them, it is clear to see why any points you get installed should be ready for the future. The best way to ensure that the EV charging points being installed at your premises are future-proof is to choose a professional company to undertake your installation. This way you can have peace of mind that even if there are some changes, you shouldn’t need to completely replace your charging points. 

Here at Vital EV Solutions, we can assist you with your EV charging point installation and we can assure you that every charging point we design, manufacture and install is future-proofed. We also aim to provide a maintenance option on every installation too, so we can provide you with any ongoing support required with your EV charging points. If you have any questions at all about the EV charging points we install, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.