Feasibility Studies

Developing an electric vehicle chargepoint programme can be daunting, no matter what scale you are looking at.  There are many competing products, applications and services to consider, making specification complex for non-experts.   Furthermore, every parking site is different in terms of the way it’s used and the availability of power at that site.  How do you navigate your way through this?

This is where Joju can help.  We undertake full technical feasibility studies to provide robust evaluations of the opportunity for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at your sites, and help you develop a scheme that is genuinely tailored to your needs.

We break this down into a simple 4 stage process.

1. Initial Discussions

Once you have contacted us, we would like to have a meeting to understand more about your long-term EV charging infrastructure ambitions, and what your current requirements are.  We will explain the strategic choices you will need to consider as we develop the scheme.

  • How many sites are you considering for EV chargepoint infrastructure deployment?  For a large council, this might be all your public car parks, while for a housing association it might only be a couple of chargers at a single block of flats.
  • We will obviously need to understand where the potential sites are as this information informs our technical feasibility study.
  • Level of service. What percentage of parking spaces are you looking to service with EV charging points?
  • Speed of charge. Are you looking to install fast chargers, or will rapid chargers be required (e.g. for taxis)
  • Are you looking to fund this infrastructure yourselves, or are you looking for third-party finance?
  • Do you intend for users to pay for parking or not?  If so, what rate would you charge?
  • Back-office. There are a range of back-offices that can be used for management of the chargers post-installation as well as handling the financial transactions if you are requiring customers to pay.
  • How does this fit with your wider transport strategy (e.g City-wide transport schemes, or just enabling your staff to adopt EVs more easily)

Understanding these points are essential to develop your tailored scheme.  The Joju team are happy to talk you through any of these points, and this portal is intended to provide you with the information you need to make these decisions.

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2. Desktop Feasibility Study

We undertake an initial feasibility study to determine estimated costs, revenue, air quality benefits, and third party finance suitability for EVCPs at your sites.

A major technical consideration is whether there is sufficient capacity on existing electricity supplies to power proposed EVCPs.  To account for scenarios where this may be the case, we submit new supply/connection applications to the local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) on your behalf.  The DNO will respond with an offer of a new supply detailing the capacity and cost of providing the connection.

All we need from you is a Letter of Authority (a signed letter giving us permission to apply to the grid on your behalf), and a list of sites, of course!

Although it can take up to 8 weeks until we receive a response from the DNOs, once we have received this response, we are able to provide you with a Desktop Feasibility Study for your review. The study will provide details regarding:

  • Hardware
  • Back office provision
  • Estimated costs, usage, revenue and returns on investment
  • signage, bay marking and other project elements (traffic management orders and parking enforcement etc]
  • options to adopt or replace existing EVCI (if consideration of this has been requested)
  • Warranties
  • Estimated air quality benefits

Once we understand the cost of the installation and the likely usage profile of the chargepoint, we can also evaluate the potential to provide private sector funding for the scheme.  Our funders have certain criteria to meet, but we can assess suitability for 3rd party financing on a site by site basis at this stage.

3. Post-feasibility Discussion

The next stage is a discussion with you about the findings of the feasibility study, and is intended to help you inform your decisions about what you need at each sie.  At this stage, it may well be that some sites or projects won’t be progressed further at this stage, but could be in the future.

This is also the moment to choose whether a self-funded or 3rd party financed scheme is the preferred avenue.

4. Final Proposal

Once you have confirmed what sites/projects you would like to progress, we will then undertake a full site survey of each location to refine the exact technical requirements – such as cabling routes, groundworks etc.

We are then in a position to present you with a final proposal – essentially a write up of the points agreed in Step 3 – with confirmed installation designs and costs.

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What Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions are you interested in:
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Private financeOLEV - Workplace Charging SchemeOLEV - On-street Residential Chargepoint SchemeOLEV - Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

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For more information or advice about any stage of the feasibility process, don’t hesitate to contact us.