Public and semi-public ev-charging.
EV-charging infrastructure in public or semi-public spaces is probably the most crucial factor for EV adoption. But what is actually meant?
Public ev-charging describes the type of ev-charging infrastructure at public parking lots or along curb sides where the property is owned by the cities and municipalities whilst the charging infrastructure is accessible for all EV drivers.
Typical examples for semi-public ev-charging is charging infrastructure at service areas, (fast-food) restaurants, supermarkets, specialist stores, malls, sports and event centres and so on. The property is usually owned by companies and businesses, however, due to the character of such locations there is a high visitor traffic that benefits from the publicly accessible charging stations.
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"80 % of charging takes place at home."
This figure is still circulating in countless contributions. But no worries, we don't want to discuss whether this number is right or wrong.
However, ev-charging infrastructure at home plays an important role for EV adoption. This does not meant that you have to live in homestead. Also for condominiums, rented flats and apartments or for hotels, offering ev-charging infrastructure to the owners, tenants and guests is becoming more and more important.
“The electrification of fleets is more than the choice of electric cars. Charging infrastructure and energy management are an integral part."
If a fleet should be converted to electric vehicles, the first question that arises is which cars are suitable to meet the mobility requirements. In particular, however, the potential recharging strategies, the appropriate selection of a suitable charging infrastructure and the integration into the energy management system at the single locations play an equally important role in ensuring that the transition will be successful.
Speaking about depot charging, there is an overlap with fleet charging for sure. You might ask what's the difference then?
We consider fleet ev-charging the case for company car fleets needs be recharged during their idle time at office or administration locations, no matter if the stay is of shorter or longer duration, depending on the mobility profile, but before the EVs are typically taken home.
Depot ev-charging considers the charging infrastructure application where the vehicle, let it be delivery vehicles, trucks or busses typically return to their logistic hubs or public transport depots and will remain there mostly over night. The mobility profile of such vehicles plus their usually larger battery capacities demand a different approach for ev-charging infrastructure planning.
Electric mobility is on the rise, no question. Also on the water, electric propulsion is gaining momentum to enjoy calm and pollution-free lakes, rivers and shores.
Charging electric boats is not that different from cars, vans or delivery vehicles, and even different ev-charging technologies, AC and DC, with their established standards from the automotive sector are being integrated in different types of watercrafts. However, there are a few important points specific to the maritime environment that have to be considered.