You will have to determine the likely stay time of cars at your site. If it is a destination where people will stop for several hours, then 7kW chargers would be useful. You will probably get more revenue from what they are doing at the destination than from the chargers, but installation and running costs will be low.Anyone on here had any experience buying and running these stations, just had a quote to fit 3 chargers, never used them myself so no idea of the charges, but we are in a place where they will be well used, thanks for any info.
There are few cars that can take 22 kW on 3 phase AC, only the Zoe or certain old Teslas with dual chargers. Current Tesla S and X take 16 kW on AC, the Model 3 is 11 kW or thereabouts. The majority of other cars cannot take more than 7 kW.Thanks for the replies, l am just a little confused at the moment, the 50 150 +350 kw threw me a little as my quote was for a bank of three chargers, 3ph. 22kw, so l searched through all the charger adds, none stating how many kw. then l found a site, edfelec. with a full list of everything l wanted to know, it gave 3-7 kw for home chargers, 7-22 kw as a standard charger found in s/markets - town centres and private sites, it said the 50 kw plus sites were not suitable for the ave. family car, it does give the miles = charge time which was interesting, just a little less confused now.
Nothing against Gleneagles, I was brought up a couple of miles down the road. But surely there is a hotel in Glasgow that they could have used and saved wasting time sitting on the A9? Or is it a security issue?
people wull only top up on a 50kw so you will sell small amounts of power - more money is selling them coffee whilst they wait!
150 will gee proplrcfoung bigger charges as much faster and 350 is what you really need but crazy expensive
May as well put 30 pence on the cost of the coffee and give the leccy away for free.
Two biggest issues I've had so far, in 17k miles, and 5 months are-
1-a lack of hotel accommodation with chargers- will happily pay more for one, but they're few and far between, and where you do get them, they are inconsistent- stayed in two so far this week- one which charged a fortune for the charger despite claiming free use on booking site, and the second the charger was out of order- and didn't look like it had ever worked...
2- Inconsistency in reliability- there's alot of shite chargers out there, and so many that require you to download their own app, or register to get a RFID card that you can only use at their systems. The market needs rationalisation, and fast, if it's going to become reliable as the number of cars on the road increases
I've a similar card from Audi- but it's limited- particularly with the chargers at supermarkets etc, which is what we're limited to in WalesI have a Plugsurfing card - which is useful for emergencies as it makes every charger I have ever tried work. I use it as emergency backup, as its expensive, except for Ionity, where is a 30p per Kwh deal.