What Vulnerabilities Can EV Chargers Face?

Grid chargers are the most popular option for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK. Whether they are found in car parks or at public destinations, electric car chargers are growing in size. This encourages more people to become EV drivers, as their range anxiety decreases and their faith in the EV surge is re-emerging. However, EV charger installation is not without its downsides, as they are susceptible to various vulnerabilities. With rentable EV chargers, you don’t need to worry about these issues.

Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we provide portable EV chargers to electric vehicles and destinations across the country. We pay particular attention to remote locations where EV charger installation is impractical or impossible. Although grid chargers are a popular choice, they aren’t the best for certain locations. They can experience some vulnerabilities which portable EV charging cannot, so there are various elements that you need to be aware of.

Security Threats

Amongst the unrest in Ukraine, those protesting the war have found new ways to make their voices heard. Recently, anti-war protesters hacked into some Russian motorway EV charging points to show their support for the Ukrainian side. Hacking into EV charging networks is not a new occurrence. We previously wrote about the security threats that grid chargers can pose, especially those installed as home charging points. Hackers can access the network, which can attack your home Wi-Fi. This can not only breach someone’s privacy, but make them feel unsafe and untrusting of EV charging points.

Instead of opting for EV charger installation which can make you vulnerable to hackers, look towards portable charging. These chargers are powered by batteries, which need no connection to the grid. They can easily be deployed and removed, providing emergency EV charge to guests of events, tourists and the general public. To find out more about our services here at Elite, please visit us on our website here.

Power Outages

If your charger relies solely on electricity from the grid, it will not work during a power outage. Unless you have a battery backup or they are powered by solar energy, you can find yourself stuck. This is only really an issue for grid chargers, especially those at homes or at destinations such as public car parks. Grid chargers are incredibly vulnerable to power outages, especially during storms. To avoid these issues, consider mobile EV charging, which can provide power despite any outages that may be occurring on the grid.

The next time you suffer from a power cut, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your vehicle will charge or not. If you are a business, this could worry your guests, but you can put their minds at ease. We can deploy our portable EV chargers across the country without implementing EV charger installation. We also provide a concierge service to ensure that your fleet of chargers is working as optimally as possible.

Lack of Grid Support for EV Charger Installation

Connecting to the grid can, sometimes, overwhelm it. If you have a full fleet of grid chargers installed, the grid can sometimes cut off due to the sheer demand. There is also a worry that remote locations can’t cope with the demand either, but they need to find a way to cope. If they don’t provide EV charging stations for residents and tourists, they could get left behind in the EV surge. Therefore, by deploying portable EV charging points, we can help these locations keep up and lower their carbon footprint too.

Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we can provide EV chargers to destinations and events alike. If you would like to find out more, or to receive a bespoke quote, you can give us a call on 0800 702 2661. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.