The importance of smart, safe, & affordable electric vehicle charging solutions

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The importance of smart, safe, & affordable electric vehicle charging solutions.

Electric vehicles (EVs) can charge with a three pin plug-in socket, but installing a safety certified, smart charge point is highly recommended. Not only can they charge EVs much faster, installed charge points also provide a higher degree of safety to those operating them while preventing the risk of fire and electrical shock. In addition, charge points with smart charging capabilities minimise grid congestion and the need for infrastructure updates, keeping overall total cost of ownership low.

When considering which charge point to purchase, look for charge points that are safety-certified and use smart technology. NewMotion, a leading smart charging solutions provider, has worked with many of Europe’s largest fleets and leasing companies and offers smart and safe charging solutions. NewMotion’s charge points are certified by three internationally recognised safety standards and use smart technology that safely balances energy usage between charge points and other electric appliances on-site. As a result, charge points like NewMotion’s help fleets lower their total cost of ownership by saving businesses and drivers from unnecessary grid updates. Not only can fleets avoid overcapacity fees with NewMotion’s smart charge point, they can also optimally utilise all their available charge points in cases of limited power capacity. Through NewMotion’s online portal, fleets have access to a complete overview of charge point usage and efficiency.

Receive £500 with a smart charge point

While a charge point from a certified provider is more expensive upfront than using a plug-in socket, there are grants in place to make the purchase more affordable. The OLEV grant is a UK government scheme that provides £500 off the purchase and installation costs of a smart charge point. NewMotion’s smart charge points qualify for the OLEV grant and can help in keeping initial infrastructure costs low.