Electric vehicle charging points
Electric vehicle charging points

Car charging solutions

Electrical Vehicle Charging Points

Pilot Group’s latest venture, taking our innovative thinking and sustainable values into the electrical vehicle charging industry. We offer a full turn-key solution from selection and supplying to installation and maintenance services.

Compatible car chargers

We are promoting and encouraging the implementation of electrical charging infrastructures to promote a cleaner future. All of our vehicle chargers are compatible with all plug-in vehicles.

Multiple capabilities

Our meters offer an open cashless payment system and can also have the ability to be used as parking meters once a vehicle is charged making them more cost-effective and efficient.

Easy management systems

All of our vehicle charging points can be managed from a smartphone or tablet using our pilot portal management and reporting suite, providing powerful capabilities for every level of operation.

Our commitment to trees

We plant a tree for every EV unit sold.

Our different electric vehicle charging points

Lite chargers

Sleek design that is wall mounted making it easy to install on your property. Easy access via our app which allows you to schedule charging sessions, remotely start and stop a charge, monitor usage, see charging history and change the output of the charger to suit your needs and is connected via Bluetooth & wi-fi.

electric car charger
  • Mode 3 AC Charging
  • Wall mount/ post mount
  • Charging status LED
  • 7.4Kw Charger
  • Single phase
  • Built in Type A – EV RCD
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
  • Bespoke design options available
  • User friendly app
  • OCPP 1.6 Compliance
  • 5 year warranty

Classic

A commercial/workplace charger with a sleek design that can be wall-mounted or post mounted to give it versatility during installations. Using the integrated payment terminal EV Drivers can pay for charging sessions with contact/contactless and swipe using a credit/debit card as well as e-wallet to make the user experience as easy and simple as possible just tap and go.

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  • Mode 3 AC Charging
  • Wall mount/ post mount
  • Charging status LED
  • Same unit for all output
  • Single/ Three phase
  • Built in Type A – EV RCD
  • Contactless payment/E-Wallet/Touchscreen/Monyx App
  • Parking meter
  • Internal MID meter optional
  • Charge point management system
  • OCPP 1.6 Compliance
  • OTA Updates
  • Bespoke design options available
  • 3 year warranty
Plus car charger

Plus+

A commercial floor mounted pedestal dual-socket charger. Using the integrated payment terminal EV drivers can pay for charging sessions with contact/contactless and swipe using a credit/debit card, as well as e-wallet,  to make the user experience as easy and simple as possible-just tap and go. The Plus offers charging revenue, parking revenue and advertising revenue.

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  • Mode 3 AC Charging
  • Wall mount/ post mount
  • Charging status LED
  • 7.4Kw Charger
  • Single phase
  • Built-in Type A – EV RCD
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
  • Bespoke design options available
  • User friendly app
  • OCPP 1.6 Compliance
  • 3 year warranty

Enterprise Service Offering

We have a team of dedicated experts ready to help you with the installation of your electric vehicle charging point. We offer installation guides however, we understand the hassle of having to install these devices especially for companies who have ordered in bulk, that’s why we offer an installation service allowing us to provide, install and maintain if necessary.

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Innovative technology solutions

What are the perks of our electrical vehicle charging points

At Pilot Group we believe in utilising technology to make places we live and work SMART, SAFE and SUSTAINABLE. Our range of electric car chargers have been developed with various different perks allowing as well as a full turnkey solution covering the supplying, installation, support and maintenance.

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Pilot EV Classic

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Cashless payment systems:

Cashless payment systems:

Our open cashless payment options allow operators to provide consumers with a more convenient way to pay

Autoswitch to payment:

Autoswitch to payment:

The ability to be utilised as a parking meter ensuring parking bays are used in a cost-effective and efficient manner

Marketing opportunities:

Marketing opportunities:

Some of our meters have the ability to display advertisements on the screen providing great marketing opportunities.

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Council

We can provide a full electric vehicle charging solution for councils. Our services are catered to your specific requirements.

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From the pricing and selection down to the installation and maintenance, we have all of your EV charging needs covered.

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SME

We offer full services and solutions for SME car chargers. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements.

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Wholesalers

What can we offer to wholesalers?

We offer wholesale prices for those who would like to buy in bulk for areas such as residential car parks, companies, centres, etc. We understand that wholesale prices and requirements are completely different to domestic and commercial requirements, that’s why we have a price plan in place to meet all of your needs.

Why choose our services?

We look to provide technology solutions to various different business types and sizes. We’ve created a number of different services, including electric vehicle charging points, that have been designed to provide you with the solutions you need as well as the service quality you deserve.

How it works

There are 3 main types of electric vehicle charging points – Rapid, fast and slow. These represent the power outputs, and therefore charging speeds available to charge an electric vehicle. Note that power is measured in Kilowatts (KW).

Rapid electrical car chargers: These are the fastest EV chargers, and predominantly cover DC charging. This can be split into two categories: ultra-rapid and rapid. Ultra-rapid points can charge at 100+ KW often 150 KW and up to 350 KW and are only DC. Conventional rapid points make up the majority of the UK’s rapid charging infrastructure and charge at 50KW DC with 43 KW AC rapid charging also often available.

Fast EV car chargers: These include those which provide power from 7 KW to 22KW, which typically fully charge an electric vehicle in 3-4 hours. The most common public electric vehicle charging point in the UK is a 7KW untethered type 2 inlet, though tethered connectors are available to both Type 1 and type 2.

  • Amp Socket 6-8 Hours
  • Fast Charging station upto 22kw output 1-4 hours
  • Rapid Charging station 50kw output 20-30mins

Electric driving costs

  • Per mile: £0.06
  • Per month: £39.10
  • Per year: £468.60

Slow car chargers: 

(up to 3KW) these are best used for overnight charging and usually take between 6 – 12 hours for a pure-ev, or 2-4 hours for a PHEV. EV’s charge on slow devices using a cable that connects the vehicle to a 3-pin or Type 2 socket.

Charging times vary depending on the current level of battery charge, the battery capacity, the charging station’s capacity and settings, as well as the capacity of your charging station energy source (e.g. home or an office building).

Why choose us

Providing sustainable solutions

Providing sustainable solutions

We look for sustainability in all of our solutions and our EV infrastructure will enable the adaption to a cleaner EV future.

Experienced professionals

Experienced professionals

We have been providing technology solutions within the industry for over 25 years and are highly experienced in what we do.

Service add ons

Service add ons

We offer more than just the service. We also offer additional installation and maintenance services, providing full support from start to finish.


FAQs

  • At home in a private garage/driveway, or at a designated parking spot / shared parking facility (common for apartments).
  • At work at your office building’s parking facility, either reserved or (semi)public.
  • In public along streets, on the highway, and at any public parking facility you can think of – e.g. shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc. Whether you have access to all public charging stations depends on whether your charge card is interoperable. If “interoperability” is activated, you’re empowered to charge at various charging station providers.

  • 13 Amp Socket 6-8 Hours
  • Fast Charging station up to 22kw output 1-4 hours
  • Rapid Charging station 50kw output 20-30mins

Charging times vary depending on the current level of battery charge, the battery capacity, the charging station’s capacity and settings, as well as the capacity of your charging station’s energy source (e.g. home or an office building).

Plug-in hybrids require 1-4 hours to be fully charged, while full-electric cars require 4-8 hours (from 0 to 100%). On average, cars are parked at home for up to 14 hours a day, and at work for around 8 hours a day. With a charging station at your disposal, all this time can be used to top up your car to 100%.

Regular electricity outlet (13 Amp Socket outlet): Be warned if you’re charging your car from a regular electrical outlet. Charging at home would require a specific charging cable that prevents power outage and overheating. In addition, you will also need to make sure the outlet is nearby your car, as you may never use an extension cable to charge your car. Yet even with these precautions taken, charging from a regular outlet is highly discouraged, as most residential buildings aren’t wired to carry high electrical draw. Charging times will depend on which country you are in. For an EV with a range of 160 km, you can expect a charging time of around 6-8 hours in the UK.

Fast Charging station (up to 22kw output): This is the most recommended method of car charging, as it makes safe and efficient use of your car’s and energy sources (e.g. home or office building) capacity. With a charging station to your disposal, you’re always ensured of a fully charged car with maximum range, every time you hit the road. A charging station can charge up to 8 times faster than a regular outlet. This means that any EV will be charged 100% in just 1-4 hours. See Vehicle Battery/Charging capacities section

Rapid charging station (50KW): Fast Charging stations pop up most often outside cities and along highways. Despite being fast (it charges in 20-30 minutes), an average fast charger brings an EV only up to 80% at a single charging session. Due to the costly equipment and hardware of fast charging stations, these chargers are usually only purchased and built per request by local governments.

In The UK, the average cost of charging any EV is around 25p per kWh. Let’s say your electric car i.e Nissan Leaf has an empty battery 30 kWh battery capacity. Charging your EV would amount to a total of 30kwh x 0.25p = £7.50 .

Since every charging station provider might maintain different charging fees, we would advise you to visit your charging provider’s website for more details.

  • Fob/RFID Closed loop or Chargepoint network account
  • Chargepoint network operator app
  • Pay and Go (Debit/Credit card, E-wallet) Through an app (Charging network operator) with AC Fast charging

Yes but Just like regular electricity outlets, charging stations may have different outlets and connectors.
Luckily, to make things less complicated, car manufacturers and most countries have now reduced the options to just 2 types of outlets and connectors. From the car’s side, a Type 1 socket is common for Japanese and American vehicles but these were also used in the first cars released in the UK Market, and a Type 2 socket is common for European vehicles and the new standard which all new models have. Note: all Tesla models have a specific type of socket in the US, whereas in Europe, all Tesla models are equipped with a Type 2 socket. From the charging station’s side, all chargers in both Europe and the US are equipped with a Type 2 socket. A charging station with a fixed cable is an exception; in this case, you would always have to check if the attached cable fits into your car’s socket.

AC Fast Charging (upto 22kw)
Type 1 (Old standard) Some older models i.e first Nissan leaf’s and Renault Zoe’s have Type 1 connections but these drivers will now use a Type 1 to Type 2 adaptor/lead
Type 2 (New standard)

DC Rapid Charging (50kw upwards)
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Yes, there is currently a Government grant of £500 towards a Home charging point and a £500 per socket upto a maximum of 20 sockets per business towards work place charging points.

We will handle all the grant claims for the customer as long as the required documentation provided to them by us is filled in and returned correctly.

Yes as long as the vehicle is assigned to the person claiming the grant for a minimum of 6 months

Max 7.4kw output

7.4kw upto 22kw AC fast chargers

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Do you have an enquiry?

Pilot Group have successfully helped a large number of different companies find solutions, saving them money, energy and time.

Pilot Group Limited,
15 Carnarvon Street,
Manchester M3 1HJ
+44 (0)161 819 7100