ECN EV Charging Supplement 2024

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WIn the past year, UK supermarkets have made significant strides in supporting electric vehicle (EV) drivers. According to a recent analysis by Zapmap and the RAC, over 600 supermarket locations in the UK are now equipped with EV chargers, representing more than a 59% increase from the previous year.

The total number of supermarkets offering EV charge points rose to 1,616 in 2023 from 1,015 in 2022. Furthermore, the installation of charging devices increased by two-thirds, bringing the total to 2,916 by the end of 2023.

Notably, 1,107 of the installed units were rapid or ultra-rapid chargers, marking a significant 145% increase from

the previous year. This means that over half of all supermarket EV locations now offer higher-powered charging capabilities.

Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl have been at the forefront of this expansion, with Sainsbury’s experiencing the largest year-on-year growth due to the launch of its ultra-rapid network, Smart Charge. Tesco continues to lead as the largest overall supermarket charging network.

However, the data also revealed a decrease in the number of chargers at Asda locations, following the end of its contract with bp pulse.

These developments demonstrate the commitment of UK supermarkets to providing convenient and accessible charging infrastructure for EV drivers, marking a significant step towards the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

Read on to discover the latest advancements in the EV charging sector.

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Rolec says that if its 15 years in the EV industry has taught it anything, it’s that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to EV charging. Units that perfectly suit a housing development, for example, won’t always meet the needs of a large-scale logistics setting. Even within the same industry, there are elements that can change your recommended approach to vehicle electrification.

Are your customers looking for a network that prioritises scalability, with room for their needs to grow? Or maybe a primary concern is utilising as much available space as possible in a limited area? It’s these considerations and more that are the reason behind Rolec’s extensive product range.

A single site may have a mixture of requirements and Rolec’s chargers are designed to cater to all of them. The company’s units are interoperable, ensuring they work together seamlessly to establish a robust and optimal charging network. Rolec has hardware to support every need, including a range of wall or floor mounted units, pedestals, dual/quad socketed options, varying speeds from 7.4kW all the way up to 240kW, and fully customisable aesthetics. All paired with sophisticated and tailored software options. Not only that but choosing to work with Rolec means partnering with a team with decades of combined EV knowledge completely at your disposal, from initial query to ongoing project support.

Latest government grants

With all that being said, let’s take a look at the government incentives set to further EV adoption in the future. Most notably, the EV Infrastructure Grant for staff and fleets and the Workplace Charging Scheme for state-funded educational institutions.

The EV Infrastructure Grant for staff and fleets handles funding for the supporting hardware and infrastructure for electric vehicle charge points to be installed, including wiring, posts and distribution board upgrades. Depending on the scope of the work you plan on carrying out, there is up to £75,000 available through this grant, which covers up to 75% of the total costs to install EV charge points.

Through the grant, you have access to up to £15,000 per building and a combined £850 of funding per charging bay. This is divided as follows: £500 per parking bay provisioned with charging infrastructure, plus an additional £350 per parking bay with a working EV charge point. Business owners can apply for a maximum of five grants, one per building.

As long as any charging infrastructure is installed for the sole use of staff and fleets and is associated with a designated off-street parking space and the minimum installation requirement of five parking bays with charging infrastructure and a working charge point has been satisfied, this grant is available to any SME with less than 250 employees.

Businesses may also use this in conjunction with the WCS (Workplace Charging Scheme) as long as funding is not being applied to the same charge points.

Through the WCS, workplaces could be eligible for up to £14,000 of government support towards the purchase and installation of new charge points. This grant covers up to 75% of the total cost of charge point purchase and installation, up to £350 per socket.

And it isn’t just the workplace that is getting an electrified upgrade. This grant can also be applied to charging hardware at hotels, B&Bs and caravan and holiday parks where the chargers aren’t restricted to staff and fleet usage and are available to visitors too, potentially generating additional revenue for the site.

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In relation to state-funded educational institutions, up to £100,000 of grant funding is available, covering up to 75% of the cost to purchase and install EV charge points. Through the application of the grant funding, institutions could receive up to £2,500 per socket, limited to 40 sockets across all sites to be applied to designated, off-street parking facilities.

Fleet charging

For fleet operators, the pressure to transition to fully electric vehicles can be felt more intensely, as the move to zero emissions could only be one replacement cycle away. As this continues to build, Rolec is positioned to help fleet operators make the transition as seamless as possible, and has been providing solutions to fleets throughout its 15 years in EV.

One of the most recent examples of this can be seen in Rolec’s work with Edinburgh City Council where the company provided a robust network of 10 80kW UltraCharge 160 charge points, each with extended 7m cables that are capable of being upgraded to a maximum of 160kW at a later date. This created a scalable charging network capable of handling the needs of the Council’s larger eRCV refuse vehicles – all backed up by an extended warranty provided by Rolec.

The EV hardware Rolec has been able to provide means its fleet customers have been able to meet their physical need for charging infrastructure, but it is the company’s comprehensive behind-the-scenes support that defines its services. And this is why Rolec has become the trusted partner for countless fleets across the nation, such as DB Schenker, Collins Earthworks Limited, Inchcape and Group 1 Automotive.

Whether fleet or housing, commercial or domestic, Rolec’s dedicated team of EV charging advisors will be with you and your customers every step of the way.

Looking towards the future

In 2024 and beyond, Rolec is dedicated to providing extensive support for electrical contractors, starting with advancements in its technical support facilities and expanding out through internal and external product training.

The company has created three tailored industry training courses for electrical contractors to get you set up and ready to provide better EV charging installations to your customers. Each one provides vital information on a different element of the electric vehicle industry.

The first course, ‘EV Chargepoint Installer: Industry & Product Training’, is packed full of statistics and analytical data geared at providing you with all the knowledge needed to become a beacon of information for prospective clients, as well as four CPD-accredited training hours. This will give you the power to tailor recommendations to homeowners looking to include EV charging for their own personal vehicle, and also businesses of all sizes looking to introduce or scale their charging networks.

The second bespoke course focuses on ‘Technical Training’ with Rolec’s on-site engineers and training managers, offering practical training in the company’s custom-built product training area and giving you hands-on experience in installing and configuring Rolec’s entire range of charge points under the supervision of its dedicated training team. The course will cover physical installation and back-office management, with a deeper insight into the Monta management software, as well as fault finding, commissioning and valuable product insights.

Finally, Rolec has introduced the ‘Sales and Marketing’ workshop, which tackles all things social media and lead generation. This course guides you on how to promote your business through installation photos and videos and how to use social media as an asset for building client trust and helping you to grow a portfolio of work to generate more leads.

The inclusion of these training courses is part of Rolec’s wider goal to increase the support and resources it offers to contractors. As part of this initiative, the company is also expanding its technical services, tripling the size of its technical support department, and implementing weekly product training and refresher courses, as well as encouraging installers and distributors to reach out with feedback to help improve services in the future.

A trusted name

Rolec could talk all day about how incredible its team is, but believes it’s better if you hear it for yourself. Here are a few reviews from its recent contractor training days:

“I attended one of Rolec’s Installer Training days. Very informative, well-organised and well-presented. Plenty of opportunities to talk to the technical experts and ask questions. I attended a similar training course at Rolec four years ago almost to the day – things have moved along a lot since then!”

“I certainly got the impression that there has been a very concerted effort to instil a lot of confidence in the company’s ability to support their contractor network in the installation, servicing and maintenance of their products. It’s the kind of support that as a contractor, you really need.”

“A well-presented event with so much useful information. I’ve taken a lot of positives from the training and know that installing Rolec products means having a company that will support us throughout. Keep up the good work!”

To find out about the support Rolec offers to installers, get in touch with Allan Ross, Contractor Relations and Training Manager, at, visit the company’s website where you can view the full product range, or call +44 (0) 1205 724 754.


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In November 2020, the government pledged to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, marking a historic step in the journey towards net zero emissions. In the years following this announcement, there has been a heightened focus on preparing the necessary infrastructure, workforce, products, and skills to meet the 2030 target. However, this deadline has been pushed back to 2035, with a goal of 80% electric vehicles by 2030 and 100% by 2035. Installers of electric vehicle charge points are expected to be in high demand as the deadline for meeting the target approaches.


The December 2022 uplift in Building Regulations supported the government’s commitment by requiring the installation of electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs) in all new homes and buildings and ensuring that all EVCPs installed going forward have smart functionality. This is critical for building a long-term sustainable infrastructure, as the EVCPs’ smart capability charges an electric vehicle when there is less demand on the grid or when more renewable electricity is available. This requirement also helps to mitigate concerns about grid capacity, load control and adequate electricity supply to buildings.

Not only do these regulations alleviate some of the industry’s concerns about grid capacity, but ‘smart chargers’, as they are dubbed, must also meet certain device-level requirements, enabling a minimum level of access, security, and information for consumers. This enables effective monitoring of usage and customer behaviour, which will aid in identifying any issues and allow any future policy to be based on empirical evidence.


In addition to regulating to increase the rate of EVCP installations, the government is providing grants for flat owner-occupiers and landlords to encourage further installations. The EVCP grant covers 75% of the cost of installing a single charge point. Landlords can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties. This grant replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, which was designed to help homeowners and provided funding for 291,549 domestic charging devices before concluding in April 2022.

To qualify for the EVCP grant, the installation must be completed on the consumers’ behalf by an Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) registered installer. Being a member of an Electrical Competent Person Scheme and providing proof of public liability insurance are prerequisites for becoming an OZEV authorised installer.

Other government funding options for EVCPs include the Workplace Charging

Scheme, a voucher-based scheme that assists eligible applicants with the upfront costs of purchasing and installing an EVCP in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Furthermore, local government can take advantage of an on-street residential charge point scheme to help them support and deliver the EVCP rollout more effectively. The scheme’s goal is to increase the availability of on-street charge points on residential streets where off-street parking is unavailable.

Creating a competent EVCP installation workforce

The government’s commitment to improving EV infrastructure necessitates a skilled workforce of competent EVCP installers. NAPIT has a dedicated training provision to assist in the development of a competent EV installer workforce through a two-day training course offered at multiple NAPIT training locations across the country. The City & Guilds-approved course covers the Design and Installation of Domestic and Small Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Installations. NAPIT Training has delivered EVCP courses to over 1,000 of the next generation of EVCP installers since 2021, and these numbers are set to increase year on year.

Whilst qualifications must be held and demonstrated, installers must also keep up to date with the latest developments as part of their Continuing Professional Development. Recent OZEV-commissioned audits of EVCPs installations revealed several common oversights made by installers that are often simple to correct. The NAPIT ‘Top 10 Tips’ guide for EVCP installs helps those installing charge points identify and avoid common mistakes. Along with providing technical guidance, NAPIT is continuing to collaborate with OZEV and the broader industry to raise standards in this area.


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As Sevadis celebrates its fifth year in the industry as an electric vehicle charge point solutions provider, the company takes pride in reflecting on its journey of growth, innovation and commitment to sustainable transportation solutions. Over the past half-decade, Sevadis has evolved from a promising startup to one of the leading providers of EV charging solutions, driven by its dedication to excellence, strategic partnerships, and customer-centric approach.

Evolution as a leading provider

From the outset, Sevadis’ mission has been to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by offering reliable, efficient and user-friendly charging solutions for EV drivers, businesses and charge point operators. The company has made significant strides in realising this vision, continually expanding and refining its offerings to meet the evolving needs of its extensive customers and the broader market.

Central to Sevadis’ success has been its commitment to innovation. The company has consistently invested in research and development, leveraging the latest technologies and industry insights to develop cutting-edge charging solutions that deliver unparalleled performance and reliability. Sevadis’ product portfolio spans a diverse range of applications, from residential EV chargers to high-speed commercial and public infrastructure,

ensuring that the company can cater to the needs of a broad customer base.

Consultative approach and customer service excellence

Sevadis has further differentiated itself in the market through its consultative approach and unwavering commitment to customer service excellence. Recognising that every customer is unique, with distinct requirements and challenges, the company has adopted a personalised approach to guide them through every stage of the EV charging process. Sevadis’ team of knowledgeable experts takes the time to understand each client’s specific needs, preferences, and long-term goals, offering tailored solutions that maximise efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.

Sevadis’ dedication to customer service extends beyond the initial sale. The company has invested heavily in building a responsive, customer-centric support infrastructure, staffed by experienced professionals who are readily available to address any enquiries or concerns; this is evidenced by a response time of under 10 seconds for technical support enquiries – an approach that has earned Sevadis a reputation as a trusted partner.

Strong partnerships and expanded portfolio

Sevadis’ journey to becoming a leading EV charging provider has been strengthened by strategic partnerships with reputable manufacturers, suppliers and service providers. These collaborations have enabled the company to expand its portfolio of solutions, offering customers access to a comprehensive range of products and services.

By aligning itself with trusted partners who share the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation, Sevadis has been able to leverage their expertise, resources and networks to enhance the value proposition it offers to its customers. Whether it’s integrating advanced technology into charging solutions or accessing new markets and customer segments, these partnerships have played a pivotal role in the company’s continued growth.

Recruitment of expert team

Central to Sevadis’ success has been the recruitment of a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals in the industry. From engineering and product development to sales and customer support, team members bring a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge to every aspect of the business; Sevadis possesses a collective of over 50 years of experience in the EV charging industry.

By assembling a diverse team of experts who are passionate about sustainable transportation and dedicated to delivering exceptional results, Sevadis has cultivated a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement. This collective commitment to excellence has enabled the company to stay at the forefront of the EV charging industry, driving innovation and shaping the future of sustainable mobility.

Charger of choice for electrical contractors

In recognition of Sevadis’ dedication to quality and reliability, the company has received commendations from electrical contractors for its products being the charger of choice. Sevadis’ EV chargers are renowned for their ease of installation, robust construction and advanced features, making them the preferred choice for professionals in the field for their home and commercial EV charging projects.

Looking to the future, Sevadis remains committed to delivering products and services that exceed the expectations of its customers and partners, driving continued growth and success in the years to come and for the future of electrified transport.

The company’s fifth year of providing EV charging solutions to the growing market represents a milestone in its journey of growth. Through Sevadis’ commitment to innovation, customer service excellence, strategic partnerships, recruitment of expert talent, and dedication to quality, the company has established itself as a trusted leader in the industry. As it looks ahead to the future, it remains steadfast in its mission to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and shape the future of sustainable transportation.


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EV Blocks looks at why it’s crucial for EV Installers to incorporate EV grants into their business strategy.

In 2023, the UK government announced the extension of all its EV grants until 31 March 2025. This is a result of Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, extending the ban on petrol and diesel cars until 2035.

For many within the EV industry, this was seen as a major setback in progressing the nation toward cleaner driving. However, it should be seen as a massive opportunity for EV charge point installers since most people are still unaware of the EV grant schemes available.

In addition, the government announced in February that it will extend the EV Workplace Charging Scheme to state-funded schools and education institutes to provide easy access to EV charging facilities.

So, with that said, why should EV installers incorporate all of these various grants into their business strategy?

The grants provide an incentive to companies/individuals to speed up their decision-making process to invest in the appropriate EV infrastructure and facilities. Therefore, rewarding those who make the transition towards EV.

Transitioning to EVs can be a costly process, from sourcing the right chargers to purchasing the vehicles themselves. EV grants allow companies/individuals to offload some of the financial commitment and see a quicker ROI. For example, the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure grant (for staff and fleets) covers 75% of the cost of the work, up to a maximum of £15,000.

It’s important to inform your customers of the EV grants available, as they could be eligible, and it helps them make a more informed decision. It not only demonstrates your knowledge of the EV industry but also helps build a rapport with your

customers, keeping their best interests in mind.

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To see the full list of EV grants available, visit the website. For more information about the EV Block, either enquire directly or at your local electrical wholesaler.

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The electrical industry is undergoing a significant shift, driven largely by the surge in electric vehicles (EVs). As the government pushes for zero-emission transportation and offers funding incentives for domestic and non-household users, the demand for EV charging infrastructure is multiplying.

Contractors are witnessing a surge in enquiries related to EV charger installations and electricians are rapidly harnessing the art of EV charge point installations. Advancements are anticipated not just in charge technology and vehicle design but also in the installation process.

Electrical wholesalers are adapting accordingly, with manufacturers innovating to expand their product lines to cater to this growing need. Products like grounding solutions (for example, LINIAN Earth Rod Pro range for rapid earth rod

installations) have seen an uptake in demand due to the efficiencies they bring.

Looking ahead, the focus on EVs is expected to intensify. As homes and businesses become smarter, solutions that integrate seamlessly with the internet and smart technology will be in high demand. Imagine scheduling charging based on electricity rates or remotely monitoring your charger’s health.

When it comes to the practicalities of EV charger installations for homeowners, LINIAN is seeing an emerging trend where homeowners are paying a lot of attention to the aesthetics and visual appearance of EV charge points, as well as functionality. It’s not surprising, is it? Having a property worth over £200K or more you naturally want everything around it to look neat and tidy.

LINIAN has seen a massive uptake in sales of its SWA and conduit SuperClip range, particularly the

12-14mm SuperClip (CC6) because it’s suited to the cable that supplies the EV chargers themselves. This product also saves a lot of time and effort for electricians as it replaces cleats and does not require the use of plastic plugs, screws or washers. The larger sizes in LINIAN SuperClip, in terms of smart homes, 5G centres etc are used for bunches of cables. All of the range is BS 7671 compliant, which provides additional safety benefits for both contractors and end-users.

The rise of EVs represents a significant transformation for the electrical industry, whether it’s the work contractors undertake or the products they require. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect even more innovative solutions to emerge, shaping the way we power our homes, businesses, and vehicles.

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Finding the right electric car charge point that best suits the needs of your customers, which is simple to install and set up, is not easy. So what should be considered when choosing a charge point?

Despite there being a myriad of charge points now available on the market, they all operate slightly differently, which can make choosing the right product an overwhelming choice.

Andrew Pegrum, Deta’s Senior Technical Manager, says, “EV installers are going to play an increasingly important role when it comes to helping property owners find the most suitable EV charging solution. Having first hand experience and extensive knowledge of EV infrastructure, grants, regulatory requirements and EV charging features, customers will be able to entrust installers to select an effective charging solution.”

By the end of 2024, we will see at least a 20% increase in electric vehicle sales (not even accounting for plug-in hybrids), further indicating the growing number of charge points and installations required.

Below are the top five pieces of information that installers should be aware of to assist customers in choosing a suitable charge point.

Electrical supply

Charging electric vehicles puts a large load on the supply for a prolonged period of time with no respite. For this reason, the size and maximum demand on this supply need to be calculated in order to establish if there is spare capacity and whether some form of load management needs to be used. Additionally, the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) must be notified before or after installation depending on the type of installation and size of the supply.

Easy to achieve with the right equipment, load management requires the correct hardware and app. This can be done manually using CT clamps or the services of specialist companies (eg CPOs), who can manage this via the cloud.


It goes without saying that charge points have to be located in parking areas for vehicles to connect to them, however, there are still a number of things to consider, including wall or post mounting, ducting runs and the ability to easily alter cable for future upgrades. As charge points are a smart connected product, consideration must be given to whether the data cable is routed to them directly as this can provide a more stable connection than using Wi-Fi. Also, where load management is used, a RS485 communications cable is often needed, such as connecting the energy meter with the charge point.


Electric charge points are smart connected devices as required by The Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021, requiring an app to operate them. To provide an alternative to getting out your phone and using the app to start and stop charging, the Deta.e charge point has the option of using an RFID card.

Whether in a workplace or home setting, charge point owners can ask users to pay for electricity usage by setting up accounts through the user app.

Charge points can either be tethered (supplied with a pre-fitted cable) or un-tethered where a user has to supply their own cable.

The Deta.e charge point is supplied untethered but has the ability to lock the cable into it, effectively converting it to a tethered version if the user requires. Should the cable become damaged, this has the advantage of allowing the user to easily replace it themselves without requiring a contactor. It should be noted, however, that in some UK locations, tethered charge points are not permitted.


Where a user needs to pay for electricity used, such as a workplace setting, it is possible for the landlord or business to set up individual user accounts and manage this themselves. This effectively makes them a CPO (Charge Point Operator). An alternative to this is to use the services of companies who not only manage the charge points by monitoring their usage, but also ensure they are maintained and operating effectively. These third-party companies will also manage the account and billing for users based on the energy they have used.


Building a network of smart home EV charge points is high on the agenda for the UK government. To support this growing industry, the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) offers grants to residential users, directly benefitting rented and rental properties.

Not only are tenants who are renting a flat able to apply for EV charging grants, so are landlords for flats and houses with off-street parking, making it an ideal time for landlords to invest in smart EV charge points, like the Deta.e eDock or eVoom, and futureproof their investment properties.


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