How do I choose the right EV charging station?
There are a number of factors that must be considered to choose the right EV charging station, such as:
- location / place of installment
- availability of electric power
- main purpose of use
The EV charging stations can be equipped with cables, RFID plastic cards, key-based access or GSM modules.
1.Chargers for businesses
- If you are and eco-friendly business interested in providing convenient EV charging for your customers, we recommend KEBA P30 x-series. This is a universal, smart charging station which can be integrated directly into Go To-U platform. Your business will be added to our mobile application so that EV drivers can conveniently find and book your charging spot. Moreover, you will get access to the information about the usage of your charging station. When installing 4 or more stations in one place, P30 c-series is a good choice, as it can be connected to x-series, which works as a server and transfers information about all chargers that are linked together.
- If your business operates a fleet of electric vehicles, the access to the charging station can be restricted so that only your employees are able to use the charging station. In this case, we recommend P30 b, c and x-series, as they can be equipped with RFID sensors (plastic card access) or key switches. Thus, only the card/key holders will be able to turn on/off the power supply of the charging station. Moreover, if all the electric vehicles in your fleet have the same plug type, for your convenience we recommend to buy chargers with integrated cable.
2.Charging at home
The key question is how much power you can provide at home. KEBA e-series is suitable for low power output (up to 4.6 kW), while b-series provides up to 22 kW, which can be regulated according to your needs.
Besides, a charging station with integrated cable might be more convenient for daily use as you do not have to carry an additional cable. It can be both e-series and b-series with integrated type 1 or type 2 cables.
3.Charging in semi-public places
Installing charging stations outside or at open parking lots may require additional features for access restriction. KEBA P30 b, c and x series can solve this problem with RFID plastic cards or key switches. Besides, c and x series are also equipped with MID meter, which helps control the electricity usage per hour and generates electricity usage reports easily.