ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
Examples of EVlab output
case study | Chaucer house, leatherhead
As part of an office refurbishment, our client was looking to implement a workplace charging service to attract new tenants and promote sustainable transport to and from site. Proprietary hardware tied to a back-office provider had been provisionally specified under the main contract and Syzygy were asked to provide a detailed specification setting out:
- Hardware guidelines
- Recommend Operator platform (back office and front end)
- Service Level Agreement with operators
- Maintenance contracts (KPI’s, Penalties, SLA’s)
Syzygy re-specified the charging solution, recommending open protocol dual 7kW charging units supplying 8 electric vehicle charging bays. Syzygy also recommended the appointment of a specialist charge point operator (CPO) to run the workplace charging service and advised on the p/kWh rate for charging based on an assessment of local market charging rates. Ongoing operational performance will be monitored as part of Syzygy’s services.
Syzygy’s advice resulted in a high quality workplace charging service. Depending on level of charge, this service allows employees to charge their vehicles in under two hours. Fast charging speeds combined with queueing functionality makes for an efficient charging service. The service is being effectively leveraged in the marketing of the building.
As part of the client’s sustainability strategy, Syzygy have also specified and project managed the installation of a rooftop solar PV system which will supply the chargers with solar energy, integrating the two technologies.