Saturday 24th November 2012, 10am until 4pm
Launch Party for Bridport’s First Solar Car Port Vehicle Charging Station
The Core, Unit 3 Homewood Way, Gore Cross Business Park, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3FH
Here at FJ Chalke in Wincanton we are working closely with A P Chant Renewable Energy from Bridport in Dorset. We have loaned them a Nissan LEAF to visit their new and existing clients. AP Chant have recently had installed a Solar Car Port Vehicle charging Station which will be used to charge the Nissan LEAF. They are the first charging port in Bridport and are launching on Saturday 24th November.
This is an invitation to come to their launch at The Core in Bridport, to have a look at their Solar Car Charging Port and our Nissan LEAF.
Why Electric Transport?
Sustainable driving is an important step in decreasing energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating the harmful effects of global warming. With the number of electric vehicles on the rise and the demand for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) increasing, A P Chant and Schneider Electric deliver innovative, efficient and user-friendly EV charging solutions wherever EV drivers need to charge.
How Does it Work?
Unlike a standard socket the EVlink charging station transmits power between the electrical network and the vehicle. As such the station evaluates the energy required for charging the battery: the electric car is ready to go at a lower cost. The charger is installed with a load shedding function in order to avoid exceeding the threshold agreed with our energy supplier. It allows the charge to be programmed for a time when the energy costs are less, during off-peak times for example.
Is it Safe?
The electric charging system ensures user safety thanks to smarter control that will allow charging to begin only when the vehicle is safely plugged in. The unit is compliant with the IEC 61851-1 standard and the socket is equipped with shutters that cover the power contacts when not in use, guaranteeing a high level of safety for both domestic and commercial use.
Benefits of the EVlink Charging System
- Faster charging – Charge four times faster with full 32 Amp power.
- Smart design – Sleek, space-saving design, LED charging indicators.
- Eco-delay charging option – Enables users to delay charging for up to eight hours, in one hour increments, allowing them to take advantage of lower off-peak utility rates and reduce environmental impact.
- Protection – Absolute safety for users and their vehicles.