Pod Point: Parking for an hour? Charge up your EV…

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Founder Erik FairbairnBath electric cars: Broken charging points to be replaced. Read more ... » set up the businessRun a Business in and around Yorkshire? Gov support to get you EV Driving: Discounts!. Read more ... » in 2009, after previously establishing a couple of other businesses – before that, he was an engineer, including a spell at FordFord Focus Electric goes on sale in UK. Read more ... ».

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“Each driver needs one charge point at home, which is normally exclusively for their use, a share of a charge point at work, and a smaller share of public charging – perhaps one chargerSlowly yet surely: Electric car charger points installed across Exeter. Read more ... » for every 10Source London delivers 1300 Electric Car charging installations to date. Read more ... » vehiclesGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » – at places like shopping centres.

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Home chargingFord Focus Electric goes on sale in UK. Read more ... » point installations currently attract a £500 subsidy from the GovernmentGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » through the Office for Low Emission VehiclesWell done Devon and Cornwall: train stations to get electric car charging points. Read more ... » (OLEVThe Future is bright & Electric: Govt to fund UK rapid charging network. Read more ... »), which leaves an electric vehicle (EVGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... ») driver to pay around £400 – though many manufacturers will fund the rest of the costShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... ».

“You have to map the growth of charging facilitiesGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » to the growth of vehicle sales,” says Fairbairn, explaining that the rate is currently fairly proportional.

At present, financial incentivesEuropean parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020. Read more ... » and environmental evangelism are still driving growth in electric vehicle take-up, with the necessary infrastructureGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » following not far behind.

The recent introduction of the OLEV workplace charging grantNice one: 15 year leases granted for electric charging points. Read more ... » now offers a universal financial contribution for businesses to install chargersShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » for the first time#ElectricCar will become common sight, says Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Read more ... ».

There have been contributions for some public sector bodies and a few businesses in certain regions in the past, but the new programme is open to all – with some criteria.

It’s not as generous as the home charging schemeRun a Business in and around Yorkshire? Gov support to get you EV Driving: Discounts!. Read more ... » – supplying £300 vouchers for the installationElectric cars heading for Stratford on Avon. Read more ... » of up to 20#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » points per business (with a few complications for franchises and subsidiaries) – but it should encourage many businesses to add facilities, which Fairbairn welcomes.

In some cases, commercial installations are more challenging than a home one.

“In a perfect worldVW Push For Electric Vehicles Gains Further Momentum. Read more ... », a business will tell us they wantShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » some charging, we’ll look at the EV market in their areaDropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area.. Read more ... » and the size of the company, and offerSlowly yet surely: Electric car charger points installed across Exeter. Read more ... » a steer on how many points may be a goodErm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... » idea.

“Don’t necessarily tell us where you want the chargers. Most businesses want a cost-effective install, so we can advise the cheapest and easiest places to put them.

“By all means, a company can say we’d like six points over there – but in cases where installing a few metres away would be a tenth of the cost, we’d always suggest that,” Fairbairn says.

A workplace or retail installation for multiple sockets isn’t just putting up a few posts and connecting them to the mains, however.

“If you’re a big organisation and you’d like 100 or 200 charge points, then you might be in a situation where you can’t charge all of those vehicles on full powerBadger Farm supermarket unveils new electric car charging points. Read more ... » at the same time.

Pod Point’s systemShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » works on an array basis – it can manage the total load across those charge points.

“It means you don’t end up having to reinforce grid connections, and other expensive stuff. It’s a really efficient way of putting a large amount of infrastructure in.”

The array operation offers benefits to smaller installs in terms of forward planning, too.

“If you install 10 now, it’s possible you would want 50 in three years or so. We’d provide a little plan for growth to ensure the numberGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » of points can be easily scaled if needed.”

Software-managed charging, as Fairbairn calls it, means a business or retailer can see an overview of their charging infrastructure across the country if they wish.

It means they can see utilisation and the stress levels of points, and work out where they need to add more.

This system is not just limited to one Pod Point customer.

Every OLEV-subsidised charging point has a requirement to report usage statisticsAs #evmeerkat gets limited ITV News' airtime: A few thoughts about "2/3 charging points in London are not being used" #news #Ev #ElectricCar #pollution. Read more ... » through a sim card, but Pod Point units take this a step further, and every Pod Point built since launchFord Focus Electric goes on sale in UK. Read more ... » is connected to a central hub.

If needed, the company can help to control and manage demand across all its units, whether that be at home, a destination or in the workplace.

“Centrally managing the roll out of charging is quite important. If 6More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... »% of vehicles were electric, and plugged in to charge at 6.30pm, we’d be close to reaching our peak generation capacityEurope: Renewables and smart grids are the future for EV charging stations. Read more ... » as a nation. The system could reduce power usage at that point, and spread charging out throughout the night.

“The future of a well managed grid definitely involves electric vehiclesSlowly yet surely: Electric car charger points installed across Exeter. Read more ... ».”

Fairbairn continues: “Pod Point is aiming to ‘solve’ charging at scale. Of course, we’re delighted to help you charge one carGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... », but the big challenge is on a countrywide scale.”

The company’s view of utilisation is perhaps a little different to that of a fleetBetter Late Than Never: Longbridge caretaker tests out electric cars for Birmingham City Council. Read more ... » manager.

“If a point is being usedVW Push For Electric Vehicles Gains Further Momentum. Read more ... » for seven hours of every eight-hour day, then it could either be used by one person all day, or seven different drivers for an hour each.

“A retailer’s usage profile looks very different to a workplace or a long#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » stay car park. Working out behaviours and cycleErm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... » times is a big part of what we do.”

As volumes of electric vehicles increase, and the demand for charging grows, the issueFinally: Motorists warned over parking at electric car charging points #ev #charging #ukcharge. Read more ... » of who pays for the fuel#ElectricCar will become common sight, says Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Read more ... » is likely to become more relevant.

Fairbairn says: “You can give it away for freeFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... », and stump the cost of the energy, cost recovery which is charging customers loosely what the energy costsResponse from Barnet Council: Charging Points Consultation. #ev charging bays due by March 2014. Read more ... », or you can make a profit.

“It’s not for me to tell hosts which is the right answer. In the workplace market, it’s likely most employers will opt for the cost recovery basis in time as volumes increase.”

Pod Point’s systems, accessed by a web page or mobile appSign Petition: Electric charging point which is hard to find and can't be signposted could be discussed in Parliament. Read more ... », will handle the technical process of charging, and collect payment from the userGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » at whichever rate is desired and pass it backElectric car charging point in Beeches Car Park is BACK, fixed after six weeks. Read more ... » to the charging point’s host.

Time-based charging is one of the most popular options at present.

“The average customer doesn’t really know what a kilowatt hour is. Consumers are already used to paying to park somewhere per hour, so we have been emphasising the range#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... » per hour – for example, a 7kw unit can charge at up to 30 miles per hour.

Fairbairn continues: “Long term, perhaps we’ll all get familiar with kilowatt hours, but at the moment, we understand time much better than we understand units of energy.”

Most of the growth in charging pointsLondon: New electric car-charging bays as Hammersmith council steps up fight against pollution. Read more ... » is in the private sector, according to Fairbairn, with retailers opting to install additional points to attract more customers – taking a lead ahead of the public sector.

A driver may choose a particular retailer over another because of its charge point, he says, but drivers are rarely visiting a destination just to top up on power.

“Our job is to make charging as simple as possible, and to ensure there are chargers in places people want to go.”

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