Are there Any Vehicle Charging Solutions for the Motorway?

In order to get to most cities and far away locations in the UK nowadays, the motorway is the way to go. You can travel to and from locations much quicker than if you took the scenic routes, and there are plenty of services stations dotted along the way. However, for electric vehicle (EV) drivers, there’s the added issue of finding somewhere to charge; EV batteries don’t have the same range that internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles do. Some service stations have places to charge, but with more people turning to a more sustainable car, the demand for vehicle charging solutions is increasing…

In off-grid locations, there is no support for the installation of street charging. Therefore, portable EV charging stations can come in handy for destinations and even service stations. Not only can they provide charge, but they can meet the demand that is constantly growing. This allows service stations to work out how many chargers they need, rather than taking on the costly and disruptive job of installing too soon. In 2020, 52.7 billion vehicle miles were made on motorways, and in that number were EV drivers looking for a place to charge…

EV Charging Solutions at Service Stations

In 2017, it became mandatory for all motorway service stations in the UK to provide electric vehicle charging solutions. EV charging companies were quick to install their chargers at certain locations, but many fear that the grid isn’t prepared for the demand for chargers. Overwhelming the grid can lead to power cuts and other issues, leaving many motorway users stranded as they have nowhere to charge their cars. Portable EV charging provides a great alternative to grid charging, and won’t succumb to a lack of connection.

Our chargers are battery powered and need no connection to the grid to work effectively. They provide a service where it would otherwise be lacking, and can meet the demand. It can help EV drivers feel more at ease, and can provide an incentive for more drivers to opt for a more sustainable vehicle. To find out more about our event EV charging services, and what we do for destinations, please take a look on our website here.

What Can Portable EV Charging Achieve?

The grid can be unreliable, which is no help to a driver who needs to top up their battery to carry on with their journey. Motorways are designed to help people get somewhere quicker, especially if they’re travelling a long distance. EVs already take significantly longer than ICE vehicles to fuel up, so when grid issues occur, it can be a nightmare. Portable charging provides great vehicle charging solutions, helping provide a backup for when grid chargers fall short of the mark. They are easy to install, and will minimise the disruption that installing a grid charger can cause.

Our EV charging stations can be rented out for a period of time suited to you, providing a more cost-effective approach than the time and effort spent on installing a grid charging fleet. We also provide a complimentary concierge service to ensure that your chargers are working as optimally as possible, keeping all drivers charged and ready to go.

How We Can Help

Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we strive to decrease the range anxiety that many EV drivers face by keeping them charged and topped up. Our portable EV charging stations are a big hit with annual events that don’t wish to connect to the grid, providing an easy, stress-free alternative to installation.

To find out more, or to receive a quote, please give us a call on 0800 702 2661. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.