The benefits for local authorities are extensive. From generating revenue to promoting EV mobility in the area, Wattif EV can help local councils get ahead in terms of planning and roll-out of an electrical charging infrastructure.
Having EV chargers in local car parks, both long and short stay, will attract EV users to the car parks knowing they have the option to charge and park.
Wattif EV offers a flexible funding and ownership solution whereby local authorities can opt to wholly own (100% funded by Wattif EV), partially own (50:50) or choose a software and operations only package. All these options include lifetime ownership costs as well as operations, maintenance and reporting.
Planning and Installation Resource
Wattif EV has a network of installation, commission, service support, remote technical and bureau reporting services. These facilities are provided as part of the package, allowing the local authority to channel its resources into other priority areas.
Wattif EV has built the whole lifecycle costs of ownership and operation into its packages ensuring no hidden costs for a pre-agreed duration. This allows local authorities to better plan and budget for the rollout and future running costs of the EV charger infrastructure.
Specialist Knowledge and Expertise
Wattif EV has the specialist know-how and expertise required to plan, install, run and maintain the EV chargers. With its flexible packages, Wattif EV can also use a local authority’s existing supply chain for the installation and ground works, and provide training for engineers if required.
As the demand for EV chargers increases in line with the use of EV cars and vans, our solution is flexible and can grow accordingly. Local authorities don’t need to project demand for a one-off delivery or solution, as Wattif EV can expand its infrastructure over time, to meet requirements.
Local authorities will also have to prioritise their budget spend and direct it to the areas where it’s most needed. Wattif EV packages allow flexibility so EV charging doesn’t have to compete with other, more socially pressing, needs.
Fast or ‘destination charging’ allows a lower electrical draw on the existing infrastructure. This means that local authorities can adopt a charging strategy and roll out EV chargers earlier than predicted. In turn, this means that revenue will be generated sooner and can be reinvested into developing the infrastructure further.
Depending on the local authority’s procurement and ownership strategy, they can choose to own outright, part own or have use of, EV chargers as per the agreement thanks to Wattif EV’s flexible funding and ownership packages.
Wattif EV’s funding model enables local authorities to benefit from EV infrastructure cost avoidance, allowing them to deliver other priorities simultaneously. By adopting this EV charger strategy early, they will also be able to meet net zero targets sooner.
Wattif EV’s delivery model provides for term flexibility, cloud payments, reporting systems, and even the option to include other EV charging networks in its model (subject to a minimum technical specification). The packages can differ per site and per phase – the options are vast and are personalised to requirements.
Air Quality Strategy
The early adoption of an EV charger infrastructure will facilitate the transition to EVs and ultimately, the achievement of air quality objectives within the local authority.
Allowing Wattif EV to be a partner in a local authority’s EV charger infrastructure will only facilitate and precipitate the achievement of transportation goals and its strategy.
Promoting EV mobility within the authority area, will provide the necessary infrastructure to accelerate the transition to EVs and achieve the decarbonisation goals for the authority and its employees.
Climate and Sustainability Goals
Wattif EV’s flexible solutions will aid the rollout of a successful EV strategy, ultimately driving a positive result towards the achievement of climate and sustainability goals.
Net Zero Targets
By having the appropriate infrastructure in place, a local authority will be better placed to achieve its net zero carbon targets, whilst also promoting EV mobility within the area.
Wattif EV’s flexible packages enable local authorities to claim up to 80% of the profit dependent on the finance option chosen for a specific site and/or phase.
Reduction in Carbon Emissions
The early adoption of an EV infrastructure will encourage EV transition and help a local authority achieve its carbon emission target.
Providing EV chargers at local authority sites can provide charging solutions during office hours for employees and overnight and weekend solutions for fleet or pool cars and vans.
Employees with company EV cars can charge their cars at their local authority depot or office, encouraging them to opt-in to the scheme and choose a cost effective EV vehicle over a traditional fossil fuel car.
With the Wattif EV data and utilisation reporting suite, the local authority can make informed decisions relating to future targets and expansion of the EV charging network at each location and by package type.
As the Wattif EV software isn’t dependent on a specific make or model of charging hardware, it is resilient to changes in technology, therefore futureproofing a local authority’s investment and EV charging strategy.
By focusing primarily on smart fast charging facilities (rapid chargers are also an option), Wattif EV helps to lower the electrical draw on existing infrastructure, allowing local authorities to roll out an EV charging solution quickly and efficiently.
Building the Local Authority’s Economy
By having an EV charging infrastructure in place, a local authority will help make an area more appealing to EV users, bringing footfall and revenue and ultimately enabling local businesses to thrive.