UK electronics supplier Rapid Electronics and ICEE Managed Services have entered into a partnership to introduce an integrated EV charging installation service aimed at the commercial, B2B and local authority markets.
The new service will span the planning, procurement and delivery process, including equipment selection, supply, installation and lifetime maintenance. Rapid is an official distributor of Schneider Electric charging stations, which will be the hardware supplied.
ICEE is an installation contractor with experience in transport, communications and bespoke infrastructure projects. It is eligible to submit grant claims for customers under the UK’s Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).
“EV charging point clusters must become as commonplace as petrol and diesel filling stations,” says Paul Harris, Managing Director of ICEE. “We have already launched into supplying and installing EV charging points. We want to strengthen our presence in this exciting new market, so we jumped at the chance of partnering with Rapid and helping to create a simple one-stop-shop service.”
“Our installation engineers have undertaken training courses at Schneider Electric’s UK premises,” Harris continued. “Partnering with Rapid will help ICEE keep up with the very fast-moving rate of change in the industry such as new grants and funding, battery technology and other key developments.”
“EV charging is still in its infancy and in some cases still has fragmented contact points for customers,” said James Bates, Managing Director of Rapid. “The initiative with ICEE helps solve that problem. We are very close to Schneider Electric and their expertise, but we realized a similar relationship was required with a dynamic installer. To ensure EV charging points operate flawlessly in the field and deliver consistently reliable service, the quality of installation and maintenance is absolutely key.”
Source: Rapid Electronics