case study

DHL Basildon
EV Installation

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

DHL
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Project Description

Evitec, as a front-runner in providing sustainable and efficient EV charging solutions, is proud to share the success of our latest project at DHL’s distribution facility in Basildon. This case study offers an in-depth perspective on the installation of Rolec QUANTUM EV charging pedestals, detailing the process, features, and impact of this advanced charging infrastructure.

Overview

The project involved the installation of Rolec QUANTUM EV charging pedestals, known for their future-proof, feature-rich design. These pedestals are OCPP compliant and are manufactured in the UK, reflecting both global standards and local excellence. The primary goal was to provide a robust, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing EV charging solution for the facility.

cost

cost

£45K

duration

duration

2 wks

location

location

Basildon

completion

completion

2024

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Objectives

  • To deliver a cutting-edge EV charging infrastructure that aligns with DHL’s sustainability goals.
  • To ensure a flexible and user-friendly charging experience through advanced features like plug & charge, mobile app, or RFID-controlled charging.
  • To enhance the visual appeal and safety of the charging area with the durable and innovative design of the QUANTUM pedestals.

Why Rolec QUANTUM Pedestals?

Rolec QUANTUM pedestals were chosen for their exceptional blend of functionality, durability, and design. Key features that made them ideal for the project include:

  • Versatile Charging Options: With 1x, 2x, or 4x universal charging sockets, they cater to a variety of needs and preferences.

  • High Charging Output: Capable of up to 7.4kW or 22kW, they offer fast and efficient charging solutions.

  • Integrated RFID Readers: Enhance user accessibility and security.

  • LED Amenity Lighting: Increases visibility, enhancing safety and convenience.

  • Dynamic Load Balancing and Static Load Management: Ensures optimal power distribution and efficient energy use.

  • Multiple Connectivity Options: 4G, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet connectivity provide flexibility and ease of monitoring and control.

“Stewarts made a significant impact at DHL Basildon, showcasing their adaptability and commitment to excellence. Their approach to the project not only streamlined our operations but also enhanced our facility’s sustainability. They prove time and again their ability to exceed expectations, making them a valued partner.”

DHL Basildon – Dom Jefferson

 

Execution

Planning and Assessment

An initial site assessment was conducted to determine the optimal locations for the pedestals based on power access, user convenience and safety considerations.

Installation of Charging Pedestals

The Rolec QUANTUM EV charging pedestals were strategically installed to maximise utility and accessibility. Special attention was given to integrating them seamlessly with the existing infrastructure at DHL Basildon.

Commissioning and Testing

Post-installation, each charging pedestal underwent rigorous testing to ensure functionality, safety, and efficiency. This phase also included configuring the connectivity options and load-balancing features.

Results

Enhanced Charging Experience

The installation of Rolec QUANTUM pedestals has significantly improved the EV charging experience at DHL Basildon, offering flexibility, speed, and ease of use.

Sustainability Impact

These pedestals contribute to DHL’s broader sustainability objectives, providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fuel options.

Aesthetic and Safety Enhancement

The design of the QUANTUM pedestals not only adds to the visual appeal of the charging area but also enhances safety with features like integrated LED lighting.

Future-Proof Infrastructure

The pedestals’ advanced features and compliance with OCPP standards ensure that the installed infrastructure is future-proof and ready to adapt to evolving EV technologies.

Conclusion

The Rolec QUANTUM EV charging pedestal installation at DHL Basildon is a shining example of Evitec’s commitment to driving the transition to electric mobility through superior and sustainable charging solutions. This project not only meets the practical requirements of an efficient EV charging infrastructure but also aligns with the aesthetic and safety standards expected in modern facilities. As Evitec continues to pioneer in the EV charging sector, projects like these reinforce our dedication to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.