Compleo installs EV chargers at the Faraday Institution
Provider of EV charging hardware Compleo Charging Solutions has assisted fellow local organisation the Faraday Institution with EV chargers for staff and visitors.
The Oxfordshire-based firm, which manufactures AC and DC charging stations for residential, public and workplace applications, has installed fast-charging 3 PHase 22kW AC units at the Faraday Institution’s designated parking spaces at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus HQ. Compleo’s electric vehicle charging software, eOperate, allows users to set tariffs, opening hours and restrict charging to registered users only.
To date, Compleo has supplied more than 135,000 EV charging stations and has in excess of 200,000 points connected to its backend. Compleo is currently working with more than 100 corporate customers, with a European team of 600 employees across Germany, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis and early-stage commercialisation – and aims to be the go-to place for the R&D of new electrical storage technologies for both the transport and energy sectors.
Susan Robertson, Faraday Institution COO, said: “The Compleo EV charging software (eOPERATE) is invaluable to us. It enables our staff, visitors and pool cars to charge reliably using RFID cards while ensuring that speculative visitors to the site can’t plug in and get free electricity.
“A number of staff already own an electric vehicle and many of our employees have a long commute. Without reliable access to charge points when using their EV for work would be inconvenient for some.
“Providing the new charging infrastructure has been popular with staff, and doing so, has removed a barrier for the uptake of EVs for our employees – important for us as the UK’s independent institute for battery energy storage research.”
Valentin Scheltow, Compleo UK CEO, said: “We’re really proud to have our head office in Oxfordshire and working with other local businesses, especially one as renowned as the Faraday Institution, is a privilege for us at Compleo.
“Our mission is to help make emobility and electric vehicle charging available for everyone when they park at home, work and leisure.”