What Needs to be Addressed Concerning EV Charging?

The power and influence of electric vehicles (EVs) cannot be ignored. More and more people are opting for a more sustainable vehicle to protect the planet and future generations. However, there are still gaps in the market that need to be filled if we want everyone to start driving an EV as soon as possible. EV charging companies tend to focus on street charging, but not us. Our portable EV charging solutions are the way forward.

Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we provide mobile EV charging services to destinations and events across the country. Our mission is to provide alternative charging solutions that ease everyone’s fears, helping push the movement forward and get off-grid locations up to speed. Our EV charging stations can be rented to any location or event, with a complimentary concierge service provided for peace of mind. There are still issues present, which we aim to solve.

Time and Range Anxiety

It’s no secret that electric cars aren’t too quick to charge. Even rapid chargers still take around 20 to 30 minutes to provide a full battery. Because of this, some people still opt for a petrol or diesel car, as they take just five minutes to fill up and pay for. Although most people can charge at home overnight, they will still need somewhere to top-up their battery as they’re out and about. Due to the lack of chargers at certain events and off-grid locations, this could be challenging…

Range anxiety is a popular reason why drivers won’t opt for an electric vehicle if they can help it. Many believe that EVs run out of charge quickly. Because they aren’t aware of the number of chargers around them, they worry that they will get stranded with a flat battery. The truth is that there are now more electric car charging points than petrol stations, you just need to know where to find them. We can deploy our chargers anywhere, anytime. To find out more about our services, please visit us here.

Charging and Grid Issues

Have you ever heard the rumour that if you charge your phone too much it will deplete the battery? This information is actually true for EV batteries. It’s better to let the vehicle drop to around 20% before topping up. Charging to 80% rather than full can preserve battery life, but these are just more facts that EV drivers don’t know enough about. Letting the battery run flat and constantly rapidly charging the battery can also cause damage.

In order to connect to the grid, certain locations need to upgrade their infrastructure, which can be expensive and often impossible in some instances. It could be said that the National Grid isn’t ready for the demand of electric chargers, despite the 2030 deadline looming ever closer. In order to help the grid out, EV charging companies need to seriously consider mobile EV charging points as an alternative that is less expensive and not as disruptive. 

Poor Maintenance and Demand

When the grid fails and power cuts occur, this can affect EV charging points too. Street chargers need regular maintenance, otherwise they can break down frequently and become out of service. Our EV chargers come with a concierge service to ensure that your chargers are always working as optimally as possible, and any issues are dealt with efficiently. 

At events such as football matches and concerts where EV charging points are located at public car parks, EV drivers will attempt to occupy the very sparse amount of charging points. After events, drivers can bottleneck themselves in an attempt to get a charge. We understand that connecting to the grid can be pretty disruptive and costly. Portable EV chargers can be deployed to locations who want to test how many chargers they need, but they can also be on hand for one-off events or annual ones. This can not only keep guests fully charged up, but can attract more eco-conscious drivers and boost sustainability credentials.

Like all EV charging companies, we care deeply about the planet and want everyone to feel as connected as possible. 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.