EV charging point planning condition

Frankly Speaking

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Livestock Farmer
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South west
We are currently in the final stages of a planning application for a second secure dog walking field. Highways have approved the car park access but added a condition of providing an ev charge point. They will not back down from this condition.

We have a 3 phase supply about 80m away, so potentially could get a reasonable charger and possibly charge clients for the use.

We expected to get around 3700 bookings per year, each staying for up to an hour. Very few currently have electric vehicles.

Would people suggest investing now in a commercial charger for a potential future market or go for the cheapest possible option to tick the relevant planning boxes? TIA
 
I expect the charging technology to come on leaps and bounds over the next few years so I'd be reluctant to sink too much money into something at the minute. I'd put in the cheapest option to tick the box and take a look at what's available in 5 years.
 

Frankly Speaking

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Livestock Farmer
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South west
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Thanks for the replies. It really is a small car park the picture is of our existing field so I think go cheap but with ducting. Planning could go either way so may not even need one.

Commercial chargers around here charge around 35p per kw so there may be scope in the future to earn around £4 per hour on a 22kw charger if the demand is there. Any payments for a 3kw station wouldn't even cover contactless and banking charges!
 

sjt01

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Mixed Farmer
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North Norfolk
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Thanks for the replies. It really is a small car park the picture is of our existing field so I think go cheap but with ducting. Planning could go either way so may not even need one.

Commercial chargers around here charge around 35p per kw so there may be scope in the future to earn around £4 per hour on a 22kw charger if the demand is there. Any payments for a 3kw station wouldn't even cover contactless and banking charges!
If you are going to charge over 20 p/kWh you will have to offer a rapid, so think of investing about £30k in the machine, plus a 50 kW plus supply. Better to offer a 7 kW free of charge, as the cost of revenue collection is not small. 7kW is fine for people staying at your destination for a couple of hours to top up. A rapid charging 35p will be somewhere with a maximum stay of 30-45 minutes.
 

delilah

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Vince has now been bought out by Gridserve. The charge points might work reliably now!

Just this element of Ecotricity, not the company as a whole ? Because if its the whole lot he has been naughty in not conveying that to domestic electricity customers.
 

Steevo

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Gloucestershire

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