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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. We offer a diverse product portfolio with solutions that are easy to install. We are a trusted brand that provides excellent technical support with outstanding on-going customer service and quick delivery.
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Electric vehicle fleet management
EV is becoming increasingly attractive for fleet managers, we can help you to choose the right EV charging solution for your fleet.Explore EV fleet charging
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We can provide a full ev charging solution for councils. Our services are catered to your specific requirements.
From the pricing and selection down to the installation and maintenance, we have all of your EV charging needs covered.
We offer full services and solutions for SME car chargers. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements.
Are you interested in supplying Pilot Group EV charging units?
We work with installers, contractors and wholesalers to offer Supply-only EV charging units in order to reach a wide range of markets. We understand that wholesale requirements differ to those of domestic and commercial charge points, that’s why we have agreements in place to meet all of your needs.
Why choose our services?
We supply unique technology solutions to a limited number of registered suppliers, enhancing their EV charging solution portfolio to include chargers with contactless payment options. With excellent support and after-care in place, you can be confident in offering Pilot Group EV charging to your customers.
Management and reporting suite
Charge Point Management System
Pilot Group CPMS management and reporting suite provides powerful cost-tracking and charge analytics for every level of operation:
- Dynamic fault detection
- Energy consumption
- Dashboard for usage, payments and tariffs
- Load management
- Report export function
- Cost of energy consumption
Our range of electric vehicle charging points
Compatibility is key in the adoption of EV.
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Remote access for ultimate convenience.
Sleek design that is wall mounted making it easy to install on your property. Easy access via our app which allows you to remotely start and stop a charge, monitor usage, see charging history, change the output of the charger to suit your needs and is connected via Bluetooth & wi-fi.
A commercial/workplace charge point 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.
A commercial/workplace charge point with two charging sockets 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.
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, overstay parking revenue and advertising revenue.
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How it works
There are 3 main types of EV charge 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 electric 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 EV in 3-4 hours. The most common public EV 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 (based on 650 miles)
- Per year: £468.60 (based on 7,800 miles)
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).
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Enterprise Service Offering
We have a team of dedicated experts ready to help you with the installation of your EV charging point. 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. We also offer installation guidesEnquire Now
- 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 charge points energy source (e.g. home or an office building).
Plug-in hybrids require 1-4 hours to be fully charged, while full-electric vehicles 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 vehicle EV to 100%.
Regular electricity outlet (13 Amp Socket outlet): Be warned if you’re charging your electric vehicles from a regular electric 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. Electric cars charging times will depend on which country you are in. For an EV with a range of 160 km, you can expect an EV charging time of around 6-8 hours in the UK.
Fast EV charge stations (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 at your disposal, you’re always guaranteed a fully charged car with maximum range, every time you hit the road. Charge points can charge up to 8 times faster than a regular outlet. This means that any EV charge will be charged 100% in just 1-4 hours. See Vehicle Battery/Charging capacities section
Rapid charging station (50KW): Fast EV 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 charge 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 EV charging is around 25p per kWh. Let’s say your electric car i.e Nissan Leaf has an empty battery 30 kWh battery capacity. EV charging would amount to a total of 30kwh x 0.25p = £7.50 .
Since every charging station provider might maintain different EV 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, EV 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 EV charging station’s side, all chargers in both Europe and the US are equipped with a Type 2 socket. Charge points 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)
Yes, there is currently a Government grant (OZEV) of £350 towards a Home charging point and a £350 per socket up to a maximum of 20 sockets per business towards work place charge points.
We will handle all the OZEV 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 OZEV grant for a minimum of 6 months.
Max 7.4kw output
7.4kw upto 22kw AC fast chargers
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