Following the success of the
electric vehicle (EV) event in September, CNE hosted a smaller EV seminar on 28
November. The event was attended by SMEs from the leisure and tourism sector,
installers and representatives from Western Power, the District Network
Operator for Cornwall.
The number of EVs in the UK is on
the rise; such a pattern is driving demand for charge points nationally. CNE
has found that hotels and other businesses are being asked about charging EVs
on their premises. The number of charge point and vehicle types available means
that selecting the most appropriate for your business can be difficult and
confusing. To help answer questions and start discussions, CNE organised a
seminar on EVs.
The seminar began with an
introduction from CNE's Joanna Davies, outlining the different EV charge points
available. This triggered discussions about the likely users of the service,
what type of vehicles they would likely own and how long they would stay. This
highlighted important questions to consider when investing in EV infrastructure.
Ricky Duke, from Western Power,
provided a useful overview about the connection agreement process required for
the installation of more than a single 7kW charger, particularly relevant to
hotels wishing to install multiple chargers.
The session closed with a
presentation from CNE's Amanda Forman, about charge times for different battery
sizes and environmental factors which can reduce the range of an EV, such as
This event provided a great
opportunity for potential adopters of EV charge points to have questions
answered and discuss considerations with installers, EV owners and Western
Power. Following this event, CNE will be providing further assistance to those
SMEs in attendance. This will likely include help with applications to Western
Power and obtaining quotes for chargers and installation.
Interested in finding out how
your business can benefit from Cornwall New Energy?
Please contact Amanda Forman on
07471953998 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org