The Top 5 Customer Questions About Business EV Charger Installations

Written by Charlotte Burrage

12 February 2024

As the EV ChargePoint revolution gains momentum, businesses are increasingly recognizing the need to invest in EV charging. As the revolution continues, we have seen an increase in a few questions surrounding cost, technology, and feasibility of EV charging for businesses. Because of this we have put together a list of the top 5 customer enquiries surrounding EV charging, that you can read below.

 

How much does it cost to install EV charging stations for my business?

Response:

There is no clear cost for installing an EV charger/s. It can vary greatly based on a number of different factors including: Number of charge points, the speed of the chargers, Sites power capacity/ available power, distance from power supply and even weather the charger is wall or floor mounted. All these factors and more culminate into a price usually being defined at the end of a survey. Greendawn offer bespoke solutions that take you through every step of the process ensuring that we make our projects reasonable priced for the demands needed. The cost of EV charging installations varies based on factors like the number of charging points, power capacity, and site-specific requirements. Greendawn offers customized solutions to ensure cost-effectiveness and efficiency, tailored to your business needs.

 

What is the installation process, and how long does it take?

Response:

Similar to the pricing there is never a one size fits all answer for the installation time frame. We always try to ensure that our process minimizes disruption to your business operations. The timeframe can depend on a few things including project scale, whether and additional needs that may be requested (e.g. new bay markings). The total process can last anywhere from a day to a few weeks on site. However, we always work efficiently in order to have EV charging stations up and running as soon as possible.

 

What do I need to consider for EV charging installations?

Response:

When looking at moving forward for EV charge point installations it is important to consider a few different things. One of the most important things to think about is who is going to be using the charge-point, this will be the base you build upon to define the best chargers and location for your business needs. An example of this is staff vs customer parking at a supermarket. If the chargers were solely for staff use they may stay in the store for 6+ hours requiring a lower charging speed while customers may stay an average of 30 min. Ensuring that your users are the focus of an installation is essential for long term success. To see more considerations, you should have when looking at EV charging click here.

 

What kind of maintenance and support do you provide post-installation?

Response:

We here at Greendawn take pride in offering services for every step of your EV journey. From consultation to aftercare we have a comprehensive aftercare service, that goes further than just maintenance, offering 72 hour callout times and back office systems to keep your chargers stable. Each package is made bespoke to each user. This is to ensure the project is cost effective for you as well as helping ensure the continued functionality of your EV charging stations. Our support team is readily available to address any concerns and provide timely assistance, ensuring minimal downtime.

 

Are there any government incentives for businesses installing EV charging stations?

Response:

Currently there are a few different incentives for businesses looking to install EV charging at their workplace, with a review of these grants happening in March 2024. We always ensure that we keep up to date on the latest government incentives and will guide you through potential grants, tax credits, or other financial benefits available for your EV charging project. Greendawn aims to make your transition to sustainable practices as financially viable as possible.

 

Conclusion:

In the ever-evolving landscape of EV charging business installations, understanding and addressing customer concerns is paramount. By providing transparent and informative answers to these common questions, we can help businesses looking to embrace the future of transportation. If you have more questions or are ready to embark on your EV charging journey, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Greendawn.

Looking to get started with EV charging, or take your existing set up to the next level? Greendawn provides everything you need.

If your business is looking at EV charging stations for the first time (or is well versed and simply looking for an upgrade) then we have the skills and expertise to make sure your clients, customers, and staff get the EV charging experience they deserve, and that you as a business owner will want to deliver. Contact us now for more information on how to get started with your project.

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