How Secure is Grid Connection?

The National Grid, in this day and age, is hard to beat. It’s come on in leaps and bounds in the past few decades, providing energy to homes and businesses across the UK. With the arrival and deployment of more EV chargers, the grid has never been under as much pressure. EV charging will be the norm in a few years’ time, but with so many EV charging stations in the UK making an appearance, will the grid cope?

There are rumours that float around that EV’s are unreliable and the charging ports aren’t practical. With our EV charging services here at Elite Vehicle Charging, this isn’t an issue. Our portable charging points are the perfect choice for event charging and destination charging alike, allowing businesses and tourist hotspots to keep up with the EV surge.

York’s Flagship EV Charging Stations

Recently, York announced a ‘flagship’ EV charging hub that was going to enable 38 cars to charge at once. These EV charging solutions are desperately needed in order to keep up with the overwhelming EV surge. However, six months after its initial launch date, the hub still hasn’t opened up. It was postponed due to a delay in grid connectivity. Errors such as these can lead to little faith being applied to the EV charging network, which is harmful to the sale of electric cars.

Luckily, there are electric car charging alternatives that can steer away from these delays and get cars charged efficiently. Battery storage chargers don’t need to be connected to the grid, and can be deployed easily with regular maintenance. There are constantly reports of chargers losing connection to the grid, which can be frustrating for the driver and those who paid to have it installed. The next time you consider EV charging, consider renting a portable EV charging point first.

What About Off-Grid Locations?

We’ve mentioned in our previous blogs before that EV charging companies need to pay more attention to off-grid locations. They’re getting left behind as the rest of the country moves forwards and installs EV rapid chargers. EV charging stations in the UK are heavily stationed in major towns and cities, with locations like the Lake District having only a few scattered around. This is concerning for both residents and tourists, as when everyone becomes an EV driver, they may be less inclined to visit these places.

As we move forward, more attention needs to be paid to these areas, especially where connecting to the grid is impossible. By deploying portable EV charging, we can get these locations connected as soon as possible. Once this takes off, we can promote our battery storage chargers as event EV charging; a one-time power source for vehicles across the country’s main events. From music festivals to sporting events, we’ve got EV charging covered. To find out more, please visit us on our website here.

How We Can Help

Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we believe in saving the environment, one charger at a time. We believe that our chargers can promote the effectiveness of EV charging, leaving less reliance on the grid which can be highly unreliable at some periods. We will provide a concierge service to all of our rentable EV chargers to ensure they are working optimally at all times.

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