New EV charger cost tool launched
28 July 2022
Author: Sean Keywood
A new tool designed to help organisations estimate the cost of installing EV chargers has been launched by SP Energy Networks.
The EV Connection Cost Estimator is part of the free online ConnectMore package from the Charge Project, an initiative from SP Energy Networks and its partners EA Technology, PTV Group, and Smarter Grid Solutions, working to accelerate the roll-out of public charging infrastructure across SP Energy Networks' Manweb region: Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales.
The tool is designed to help parties such as local authorities, site owners, property developers, and chargepoint operators to both identify the optimal location for chargers, and get a quote for how much it will cost to connect them to the electricity network.
The Cost Estimator works together with the ConnectMore Interactive Map, which combines current and future transport patterns with existing network capacity in the region to enable optimal chargepoint locations to be identified.
SP Energy Networks design engineer and Charge Project lead John Orr said: "The ConnectMore Cost Estimator is another significant step forward in fulfilling our mission of accelerating EV chargepoint roll-out.
"ConnectMore is designed to make this process as quick and easy as possible, from beginning to end. Now, users can go from identifying the best chargepoint locations to getting a connection quote in a matter of minutes.
"Having budgetary information like this at your fingertips is a major boon when progressing EV charging projects that will help make the transition to an electric vehicle a much more viable option for people."