In a groundbreaking move that paves the way for a greener future, evec has unveiled its latest innovation in the realm of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions: the solar-integrated VEC01 EV charger. This cutting-edge development is not just a step forward for EV technology; it represents a giant leap towards sustainability and environmental consciousness.
The Dawn of Solar-Powered Mobility
Electric vehicles are at the forefront of the shift towards more sustainable modes of transportation. However, the true potential of EVs is only unlocked when the energy used to charge them is sourced from renewable energy. Recognising this, evec, a leader in affordable EV charging solutions, has introduced the solar VEC01, a charger that marries the convenience of home charging with the eco-friendly power of solar energy.
Designed for homes already equipped with solar panels, the solar-integrated VEC01 charger allows EV users to charge their vehicles using the sun’s power. This not only reduces the carbon footprint associated with electric vehicle charging but also offers a cost-effective solution to EV owners, thanks to the decreasing cost of solar technology and its installation.
A Future-Proof Charging Solution
The launch of the solar VEC01 follows the success of evec’s tethered solar integrated VEC03, introduced in winter 2023. Priced at £769.99, including installation, the VEC01 is positioned as an accessible option for those seeking to embrace renewable energy fully.
Tom Bloor, evec’s Managing Director, expresses his enthusiasm: “There’s something really exciting about using renewable energy to power our vehicles. The launch of the evec solar-integrated chargers represents a step forward in sustainability. It offers a practical solution for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying the convenience of an electric car.”
Installation and Technical Excellence
In partnership with several premium installer companies nationwide, evec ensures that customers who purchase the solar-integrated VEC01 charger are automatically assigned a local installer, all of whom are trained specifically on evec’s solar-integrated products. This guarantees a swift and efficient setup, allowing customers to start harnessing solar power for their EVs as quickly as possible.
The solar VEC01 is not just robust in its environmental credentials but also in its design and functionality. It is CE and UKCA-approved, corrosion-resistant, fire retardant, IP54-rated (dust and weatherproof), and comes with a plethora of features designed to make EV charging at home as straightforward and efficient as possible. These features include Type 1 & Type 2 universal charging ports, built-in LED lights for charging status, PEN protection, RCD with 30 milliamp Type A, 6 milliamp DC, and full OCPP 1.6J protocols, including smart charging and load balancing. Moreover, the adjustable power settings (3.7kW or 7.4kW) and Monta program inclusion enable charge point owners to earn money by sharing their points, while the solar integration and Eco function underscore the charger’s sustainable appeal.
The Road Ahead
As evec continues to innovate in the field of EV charging solutions, the introduction of the solar VEC01 charger marks a significant milestone in the journey towards sustainable transportation. By integrating solar energy into the EV charging process, evec not only promotes environmental stewardship but also empowers consumers to take active steps towards reducing their carbon footprint. With the solar VEC01, the future of EV charging shines bright, powered by the endless energy of the sun.