New guide helps operators put EVs on the grid

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Energy distributor UK Power Networks has published a guide aiming to assist van operating businesses wishing to put electric LCVs onto their fleets.

The guide – entitled Getting Electric Vehicles Moving – provides information about the options available to connect the vehicles to the electricity network, including estimating the cost of upgrading electricity supplies to power a fleet of electric vans.

It also provides information on what fleet operators should consider when planning to bring EVs onto a fleet, along with a frequently asked question section, while the energy company also explains the pros and cons of various charging types.

“As a responsible electricity network we want to help fleet operators embrace a low carbon future,” said Steve Halsey, distributed energy development manager at UK Power Networks. “UK Power Networks has already connected Europe’s largest electric-only bus garage and is working with one of the world’s leading logistics companies on a project to build one of the biggest freight vehicle charge points in London. We want to make sure all fleet operators know what we can do for them.”

The guide can be found here.



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