June 2023 (update)Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
We are pleased to advise that Kings Chelsea has awarded the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout our underground car park to Pod Point; this will allow residents to connect to their charging facility.
As most of you will be aware, Kings Chelsea has been undertaking a tender to choose a supplier for installing Electric Vehicle ChargePoint Infrastructure in the car park and installing ChargePoint into this infrastructure.
Pod Point has been chosen for the project following consultations and a detailed selection process. Pod Point was one of the first ChargePoint providers established in the UK and is now one of the largest.
They are very familiar with these properties and have the tools and solutions to ensure the residents at Kings Chelsea have the infrastructure that meets the on-site needs.
The infrastructure installation will be in the form of an Array Circuit solution. This involves a centralised busbar circuit that runs throughout the car park.
This is fed from a Load Balancing system that enables the Property to maximise the use of available power whilst providing an optimised charging experience for drivers. This reduces cost and installation complexity.
Installing such infrastructure will future-proof our building as EV adoption continues to boom. As well as meeting the needs of current residents, the ability to charge at your property will help retain and potentially increase the property value.
Alongside this, the infrastructure will simplify and reduce the overall cost to residents for installing an EV ChargePoint into their bay.
There will be a subsequent email over the next month or so that details how you can apply for a ChargePoint to be installed into your bay. This will allow you to have your ChargePoint installed and live once the infrastructure installation is complete.
For those residents who use a 3-pin plug for charging, Pod Point will be able to quote on a bespoke basis when requested by leaseholders. It is important to mention that in order to monitor usage through a 3-pin plug, a separate mid-meter will need to be installed.