As the number of electric cars increases, so does the demand for charging facilities at the workplace. Many companies want to support their employees and guests in their decision for more sustainability and, at the same time, ensure the sustainability of their own fleet. It therefore makes sense to install charging stations at your own company premises. Here are the most important questions you should ask yourself before purchasing charging stations:
Which charging station is suitable for your company?
Which charging option you choose clearly depends on the size of your team or future users. If you have 1-3 electric cars, one charging station is usually sufficient. This can be connected to a power connection and fixed to the wall by a qualified electrician.
If there are more than 3 users, the charging infrastructure should be expanded accordingly. Most charging stations are used for company and private cars and are charged during working hours over a longer period of time. In this case, a standard charging station is sufficient. If it is important for your company that vehicles are ready for use again as quickly as possible, you can consider purchasing a rapid charging station. Alternatively, companies can provide their company car drivers with a charging station for home use.
Does automatic billing make sense?
Charging at company premises is a complex situation due to the many different user groups. Basically, the larger the fleet, the more important billing management becomes. This is especially important for the billing of company and private cars. This is because it must be possible to allocate electricity consumption to all employees individually. This often requires authorisation at the charging station and the charging station must be compliant with calibration law . To simplify operation and billing, a smart software should be used. This allows the charging processes of different user groups to be billed easily and, above all, automatically.
Do you need a charging and load management system?
In addition to simplifying billing and operation, smart software enables charging and load management. This is worthwhile for as few as 3 charging connections. The charging and load management system distributes electricity evenly or prioritises it to several vehicles at the same time. In this way, peak loads are avoided and the power of the grid connection does not have to be increased. Overvoltage is prevented.