The electric vehicle charging solutions firm Evolt has installed 38 charge points at a new development in Fitzrovia (central London), after landing a contract with the developer, Exemplar.
The new, mixed commercial + residential development is now also home to load distribution technology installed by Evolt as well. The load distribution system at the new Fitzroy Place development in W1 is intended to ensure that “total power to all charge points is consistently available and evenly distributed to prevent overloading,” according to Evolt.
Following the completion of a charging cycle, power usage is re-distributed to the other electric vehicles charging in that group. The 38 charging points are split into 4 different groups, each of which is controlled by a distribution board and linked to a central server that provides management + real-time operational reporting.
In the event of a power outage, the server relies on a failsafe mechanism “that instructs the distribution boards to continue charging vehicles at a default setting,” according to the company.
The General Manager at Evolt, Justin Meyer, commented on the installation: “Charge points at new builds are becoming commonplace, as an increasing number of city dwellers and office workers are increasingly environmentally conscious. We are visibly seeing the demand for AC charge points at new builds, and it is important to install technology that manages power distribution, otherwise a site’s charge point network may never effectively charge numerous EVs simultaneously.”
As a bit of further background, the Fitzroy Place development is composed of 220,000 square feet of commercial office space; 20,000 square feet of retail + restaurant space; 235 apartments, 54 “affordable homes;” some open space; and some health + education facilities.