Charging Stations

Preparing For An Electric Future – EV Charger Installation

Are you considering switching to an electric vehicle (EV) or already own one?

Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers are devices that supply electrical energy to recharge the batteries of electric vehicles. They play a crucial role in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles by providing a convenient and efficient means of recharging EVs.

As the world moves toward sustainable transportation, having a reliable and efficient EV charging infrastructure is essential. GBE Group is your trusted partner for professional EV charger installation services. We specialise in providing safe and convenient charging solutions that cater to your specific needs.

GBE Group EV Charger Installation Services

Residential EV Charger Installation

We make it convenient for you to charge your EV at home. Our residential installation services include assessing your electrical system, recommending the right charger, and installing it safely and efficiently.

Commercial EV Charger Installation

For businesses looking to attract environmentally-conscious customers and employees, we provide commercial EV charger installations. We can set up charging stations in parking lots, garages, and corporate facilities.

Fleet Charging Solutions

If you manage a fleet of electric vehicles, GBE Group can design and implement a customized charging infrastructure to keep your fleet on the road efficiently.

Maintenance & Repairs

We offer ongoing maintenance services to ensure your EV charger continues to operate at peak performance. If you encounter any issues, our team is available to provide prompt repairs.

Station Design

GBE Group specializes in designing charging stations that seamlessly integrate with their surroundings, offering sleek and modern aesthetics while prioritizing user accessibility.

Sales & Installation

GBE handles the entire installation process, from electrical wiring and infrastructure upgrades to mounting and configuring the charging stations, ensuring compliance with safety standards.

Types of EV Chargers

Level 1 Chargers (120V)

These are the simplest and slowest chargers, typically using a standard household outlet. Level 1 chargers are often included with electric vehicles. They provide a charging rate of about 4 to 7 kms of range per hour, making them suitable for overnight charging at home.

Level 2 Chargers (240V)

Level 2 chargers are more powerful and versatile. They require a dedicated 240-volt circuit, similar to what’s used for appliances like electric stoves or clothes dryers. Level 2 chargers offer a significantly faster charging rate, ranging from about 15 to 100 kms of range per hour, depending on the charger’s capacity and the EV’s capabilities. These chargers are commonly found in homes, workplaces, and public charging stations.

DC Fast Chargers (Level 3)

DC fast chargers are the fastest type of chargers available, capable of providing high-voltage DC power directly to an EV’s battery. They are commonly found along motorways, at rest areas, and in commercial areas for quick recharges. DC fast chargers can provide 100 to 130 kms of range in as little as 20 to 30 minutes, making them ideal for long trips.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger FAQs

What type of EV chargers are available, and how do they differ?

There are three main types of EV chargers: Level 1 (120V), Level 2 (240V), and DC fast chargers (Level 3). Level 1 chargers are slow and use standard household outlets, Level 2 chargers are faster and require a dedicated 240V circuit, while DC fast chargers are the quickest and are typically found along highways for rapid recharges.

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

Charging time varies depending on the charger type, the vehicle’s battery size, and the state of charge. Level 1 chargers may take several hours to overnight, Level 2 chargers can provide a full charge in 4-8 hours, while DC fast chargers can provide a significant boost in just 20-30 minutes.

Can I install an EV charger at home, and what does it involve?

Yes, you can install an EV charger at home. For Level 1 or Level 2 chargers, you’ll need a dedicated 120V or 240V circuit, respectively. Installation typically involves hiring a qualified electrician to assess your electrical panel, run wiring, and mount the charger. Permits may be required depending on your location.

Do I need a special adapter or cable to charge my EV at charging stations?

It depends on your EV’s connector type and the station. Most public chargers come with their own cables and connectors, which are compatible with a variety of EVs. However, it’s a good idea to carry an adapter or cable that fits your vehicle’s connector just in case.

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle at home?

The cost of charging an EV at home depends on your electricity rates and the size of your EV’s battery. On average, it’s often less expensive than refuelling a petrol or diesel vehicle. You can calculate the exact cost by checking your electricity rate and the kWh consumption of your EV.

Are there government incentives or rebates for installing EV chargers at home or work?

Many governments and local authorities offer incentives and rebates to encourage the installation of EV chargers. These incentives can vary widely by region. Be sure to check with your local government or utility company to see if there are any available incentives for EV charger installation.