Range anxiety is one of the main concerns our customers have about converting to electric vehicles (EVs): the worry that the battery will run out before you can get to a charging point. Having a reliable infrastructure of charging points is key to ensuring that this doesn’t happen.
As part of our service Dawsongroup | vans is working on a solution to that problem – by installing EV charging points at all its sites by March 2022. This will ensure that its fleet of EVs will always be fully charged ready for collection or delivery to customers.
“With light commercial vehicles, you need to have charging infrastructure in place where the vehicle is stored overnight, so it’s ready to operate the next day. If you’ve got the charging in place, and you’ve thought it through, electric vehicles can and will in the future operate better than a diesel vehicle would,” said Simon Ridley, Managing Director.
Having a comprehensive charging infrastructure in place will put Dawsongroup vans in an ideal position to expand its fleet of electric commercial vehicles further and make sure it is ready to transition to a fully electric fleet by the Government’s target dates of 2030 and 2035, if not earlier.
The right supplier was essential to install the network of charging points, and Dawsongroup vans turned to award-winning charging company Elmtronics for a solution.
“We had a clear picture of what we wanted to achieve across our entire network, and also what we wanted to avoid,” said Simon Ridley. “Reliability is absolutely key when you’re moving to an electric fleet, and the difference between Elmtronics and other suppliers we’ve worked with is that Elmtronics have provided us with the ongoing support we need. They’re fantastic people to work with and they do what they say they’ll do.”
Nine of the thirteen vans sites have already had 22kW dual fast chargers installed and 50kW chargers are planned for installation later in the year. Dawsongroup vans’ fleet of Vauxhall Vivaro-Es and Mercedes-Benz eSprinters is ready for action, and the charging points are set up to accommodate a range of different vehicles as the fleet expands in the future.
Contact us to find out how Dawsongroup | vans can support your journey to decarbonisation.