Install A Charger For The Public
On Your Premises
Are you a business considering installing an electric vehicle charger for use by the public on your premises?
Charging infrastructure may be a good way to attract more people to your business. Many hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets have found that installing chargers can be a differentiator. For a retailer, it may increase the amount of time people spend in or around your establishment. Depending on how many chargers you install, if you own the land on which you aim to install the charger then the process of installation and connection is likely to be simpler than if you want to install it in front of your shop on council-owned land.
How much will it cost me?
Your local council is available to answer any questions you might have about installing an EV charging station or a larger EV charging project. You can find the contact details you're looking for on the contact page.
EV Charging Toolkit
Guiding material to assist you to select and install an EV charging station
Answering a range of common questions about EVs and EV charging
A brief overview of charging station technologies that provides a foundation for making decisions on which charging station(s) might be right for your project, covering:
Types/Levels of chargers
Charger Terminology and Descriptions
Charger Design and Features
Management software and billing services
A list of actions to guide you through the installation process from site inspection to commission.
Electric vehicle charging stations take many shapes and sizes, and this overview will help you decide what type of charging station is best suited to your charging needs.
An operator can derive value from a commercial charge station in a variety of ways, and this information may help you decide how to operate your charging station, covering:
Sources of revenue
Charge station operation
Installing an EV charger is not without risk. This risk/hazard matrix will help you identify the main risks and how to minimise them across the following categories.
Legal / Regulatory
The site selection matrix can be used to quantify the feasibility of a potential site for. Simply score each site against the functional and technical criteria set out in the tool and it will output a score and rating. This can be used to help understand the suitability of your business site for charging or to compare a number of potential commercial charge station sites in an objective way.
The approval process for a given project will depend on the land use, ownership and scale of the electric vehicle charging station. Use this set of approval process flowcharts as a guide to help you provide the Council with the right information when seeking approval for the charge station installation.
Use the approval process flowcharts in conjunction with this guide to help you provide the council or relevant authority with the right information when seeking approval for a charging station installation.
This checklist comprises a step-by-step guide to procurement and installation of your charging station.
Publicly accessible charging stations should be easy to find, with clear signage directing EV drivers to the car park and specific charging bays within. The charge station signage guide provides considerations that may be useful in planning signage for your project.