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High Availability charging systems, to keep your business moving

Electric HGV (eHGV) Charging

Electric HGV’s are becoming more popular in the UK as the Government pushes the replacement of diesel HGV’s with Electric. There are some challenges however when comparing the average range of Electric trucks to be around 220km which is far lower than the average travel of a diesel HGV which is around 1,200km.

It is therefore important that Electric HGV charging is heavily invested in so we can continue moving forward in improving the EV infrastructure of the UK.

What is a eHGV?

eHGV stands is commonly referred to as an Electric HGV. Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are defined as any commercial vehicle with a weight of greater than 3.5 tonnes, including arctic trucks and other similar vehicles.

An HGV that runs on electricity rather than diesel or petrol is called an electric heavy goods vehicle (eHGV). Electric HGVs, like all-electric vehicles, need charging infrastructure.

 

When it comes to size, range, carrying capacity, and functions, electric HGVs come in a wide variety. Large trucks are reserved for the delivery of heavy items over great distances, while medium-sized trucks are more suited for local deliveries. The efficiency of the electric motor and the size and capacity of the battery pack determines the range and load capacity of an electric heavy-duty vehicle (eHGV).

To learn everything you need to know about eHGV’s including their charging costs, capabilities and popular models read our in depth article called What are eHGV’s?

Level 3 DC Chargers for eHGV’s

Charging times for eHGV’s , trucks and lorries typically take longer due to their battery capacity 

Level 3 DC rapid chargers are the best option for charging Electric HGV’s as it’s the most powerful charging option available. Typical eHGV charging capabilities are around 15kW-400kW. Depending on the charging power used a rapid DC charger can deliver 1012 miles/hour (based on 250kW) for an Electric HGV.

 

Case Study

The reasons Volkswagen choose ElectrAssure to deliver EV charging infrastructure for their ports and National PDI Centre.

READ THE VW CASE STUDY

Electric HGV Incentives And Grants in the UK

There are two primary types of financial assistance available for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).

Light Trucks

To qualify, these N2 trucks, which typically weigh between 3,500kg and 12,000kg, must satisfy the following requirements:

– The CO2 emissions of their vehicle should be reduced by at least 50% compared to a similar conventional Euro VI vehicle with the same capacity for carrying goods.

– They must have the ability to travel a minimum distance of 96km (60 miles) without releasing any emissions.

Qualified buyers are eligible to get a subsidy that covers 20% of the total cost of the car, up to a maximum amount of £16,000. To obtain a comprehensive list of eligible vehicles, please go to the official website of OZEV (Office for Zero Emission Vehicles).

The grant plan has explicit stipulations:

A business or organisation is eligible to receive a maximum of 10 awards at the rate of £16,000 each.

The user did not provide any text. Annually, a firm or organisation has the potential to obtain a maximum of 1000 subsidies specifically designated for plug-in trucks.

Larger Commercial Vehicles

N3 vehicles, often known as vehicles weighing over 12,000kg, fall into this category. In order to be eligible, these vehicles must meet the following criteria:

– Produce a minimum of 50% less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to a typical Euro VI vehicle with the same capacity to carry loads.

– Attain a minimum distance of 96km (60 miles) while emitting zero emissions.

The subsidy offered by this programme encompasses 20% of the total purchase expense, with a maximum cap of £25,000. The OZEV website provides a comprehensive list of vehicles that meet the eligibility criteria.

The grant conditions encompass the following:

– A limit of 5 donations per business or organisation, each valued at £25,000, is allowed.

– A business or organisation is eligible to receive a maximum of 1000 grants per year for plug-in trucks. 

For more information, we recommend taking a look at the OZEV website and taking a look at our article that covers everything you need to know about EV incentives and grants

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