EV boom: The opportunity for charge point installers

If you’ve seen the most recent EV news, you’ll have heard about the huge demand for public chargers right now, which is only expected to soar as the UK looks to meet targets of having 300,000 chargers in the ground by 2030.

Because of this promised growth, everyone’s talking about the EV industry. But regardless of your personal view of electric vehicles, they provide an opportunity to put additional money in your pocket.

And it’s not just down to the practical decision to diversify your electrical business to include chargers. Think multiple revenue streams and value adds for customers…

Often overlooked, it’s a little-known fact that chargers require software to get the best out of them. And whilst you can charge a car and access basic charge data using the average charger, software does the rest, leaving you to focus on getting chargers in the ground and handing over any post-installation work to a trusted partner.

Becoming an installer: easier than ever

Earlier this month, the BBC reported on London South Bank Techincal College offering the first higher education course aimed at EV charger installation, standing alongside a number of courses available to provide EV installation training. 

This marks recognition in the industry of the value of installers right now, and shows that the demand is there for established installers in a high-demand market, with a customer base guaranteed to grow.

That’s where partnering with a reputable software company can help give you a head start.

With a good back-office provider, you’ll be able to complete quick and easy installs of software onto a compatible OCPP charger, to make sure your customers have access to smart, cost-saving features.

Imagine giving your customers a way to set the time they want their car to charge so they benefit from cheaper nighttime electricity whilst they’re sleeping.

Once the installation is complete you’ll be remembered and linked to finding ways to reduce energy bills or make money.

Software reduces the risk and helps deliver the glory

Good software providers make it easy for your customers to switch to deals that suit their needs.

On top of this, you’ll be relieved to hear that costs are generally low. Most basic subscriptions are free, and paid packages tend to start as low as £5 a month while likely saving you much more.

Lastly, it’s worth considering customer support options so you don’t spend valuable earning time sorting out issues with the hardware or software.

Most suppliers offer 24/7 support but only some employ people technical enough to resolve issues quickly so you’re not hanging around on a job. Choose wisely.

Earning ideas for electricians

It’s easy to significantly increase your monthly pay packet and install chargers that continue earning you money long after you’ve left the site.

One way is to partner with software or hardware manufacturers who offer referral programmes, like Clenergy EV.

Clenergy EV gives preferred installers a fee for every charger they upgrade, as well as a percentage of the transaction fee every time that charger is used.

In reality, it means some add up to £800 to their monthly pay packet and earn passive income on every charger for its lifetime.

Think smart

  • Get in on the ground with an industry guaranteed to grow.
  • Partner with a reputable software company that tests for charger compatibility.
  • Find easy-to-use software that does what you and your customers want it to do.
  • Look for features that pass on cost savings and other benefits to customers.

If you’re interested in maximising your earning potential without straining your workload, find out more by visiting the link here.

Read more from Clenergy EV here.

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