In the Isle of Wight, there aren’t many mobile charging stations around. Recently, the existing infrastructure has been described as “unreliable” and there have been calls to install a new one. New framework has been proposed for new chargers, but there are still grid chargers that rely on power from the National Grid. If the existing infrastructure is poor, why would a new one be any different? By looking towards temporary EV charging, you can experiment with new mobile EV chargers…
If grid charging is unreliable, installing a whole new system may not be the answer. Portable EV charging is the future, especially as the demand grows and the grid becomes overwhelmed. Off-grid locations and annual events will also benefit from a mobile EV charging service, as connecting to the grid aren’t practical. To meet the demand, charging needs to become more accessible. EV drivers are increasing in numbers, and we’re here to solve the conundrum…
Is Adding More Grid Chargers the Way to Go?
Mobile EV charging stations can be deployed anywhere and can be taken away with ease. As opposed to portable charging, grid chargers can take a while to install, and they can disrupt any roads or car parks that they are installed into. They’re also quite expensive; mobile EV chargers can be rented for a set amount of time, cutting the cost significantly. Grid charging has been described as unreliable due to power shortages and breakdowns. When you turn to portable EV charging, you are usually provided with a concierge service to ensure that they are working optimally. This is what our team at Elite Vehicle Charging aims to achieve.
More EV chargers are needed in order to keep up with demand, but can the infrastructure cope? This is a common question amongst EV drivers and experts in the industry alike. In London, oil giant Shell has converted one of their existing petrol stations into a EV charging hub, which is a great way to repurpose obsolete stations. In London, demand is high and connecting to the infrastructure is easy, but this isn’t the case for more off-grid locations. Mobile EV chargers are a great way to make vehicle charging more accessible.
More Visibility, Less Grid Connectivity
In order to decrease range anxiety and make EV driving a more viable option, we need to make EV chargers as visible as possible. Often, you will notice the media reporting on the faults and bad aspects of chargers, which is no surprise. Bad news sells more than good news does, but these negative reports of grid chargers can leave a bad taste in people’s mouths. Deploying mobile EV chargers is much easier and quicker than installation, and can increase visibility drastically. They can also avoid common challenges that grid chargers face, making them a more reliable option.
Introducing more portable EV charging to all kinds of locations can drastically improve visibility and eradicate these negative connotations. EV charging is the future, and we must be prepared for the surge in demand that is sure to arise. To find out more about our event EV charging services, please visit us here.
The Importance of Portable Chargers
Connecting to the grid, as we’ve previously mentioned, is incredibly disruptive and can be quite expensive. Businesses and locations alike could find that they have spent large amounts of money on a fleet of chargers that aren’t being utilised to the extent that they anticipated, or they may break down easily and the disruption caused might not be worth the outcome. There are mobile EV chargers available as opposed to permanent EV charger installation, allowing businesses to decide how many chargers they need.
Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we care deeply about the planet, and strive to provide a sustainable environment and an alternative to EV charger installation. To find out more, or to receive a bespoke quotation, please give us a call on 0800 702 2661. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form.