With an ever-changing world and new government proposals changing the way we will consider transportation needs in the future, there is a huge question around whether allocated power will be insufficient as the demand and number of Electric Vehicle Chargers in operation grows.

With this in mind, AJ Hurst has recently undergone certification to become a Schneider Electric EV Badge partner, with access to the full range of products and software to offer the solution to the EV energy challenge.

The Challenge

We have all gotten used to the fact electricity is always available, but in some situations the availability can be quite limited. Properties power supplies aren’t designed for many electric vehicle charging stations. Since this usually wasn’t thought of when the buildings were built, installing new charging stations could result in exceeding electrical capacity. Traditionally creating more electrical capacity is very costly.

With this in mind, one solution to date has been to provide a maximum power provision for the EV Charger network in the building, commonly known as static energy management. But as more vehicles are plugged in, the system would balance the dedicated load across the chargers in use thus reducing the amount of charge given to the vehicle and extending the overall charge time.

Furthermore, the sale of EV vehicles has grown by 90% year on year, and with the UK government set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, There will be many more Electric vehicles (EV’s) on the road, with bigger batteries and a greater demand on the EV Charging system than anyone expected. Ultimately – Many static energy management EV charging systems will struggle to meet the power demands of the vehicles within the infrastructure and power limits that have been designed.