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Henley's EV Solutions Group focused on solving EV charging problems

By Laurence Mcclenaghan
19 May 2022

A new company is seeking to pull the plug on problems in providing electric vehicle facilities.

EV Solutions Group was founded with a view to creating and delivering bespoke charging solutions to the leasehold property market.

Founded in Henley-on-Thames, EV Solutions work with specialists such as distribution network operators, electrical design engineers, government agencies and contractors as well as overseeing grant applications to ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget.

The firm was co-founded by Technical Director, Alan Draper and Managing Director, Ken Ingram.

Alan said “We identify the numerous legal and practical obstacles to installing an EV system and then bring in the relevant specialists to design, cable and charge the entire estate whilst navigating the legal complexities.

“The two main areas we will be focusing on is underground car parks within blocks of flats and overground car parking, where the bays can be a substantial distance away from the main building.

“It can be a highly complex situation, there are around 11 different areas where we need to involve specialist partners to provide a comprehensive delivery programme which we will fully project manage.”

Alan is a member of the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) with more than 15 years’ experience in the residential leasehold sector and, prior to that, the IT industry.

Ken has 25 years’ experience in project management within the IT industry, he said: “The main client target is property management companies. We are currently offering consultancy advice by providing summary reports of what the options are for each development to inform managing agents so they are aware of how we can provide EV solutions within a particular development.

“Once property management companies’ contract to EV Solutions Group, we can then liaise with contractors, create designs and progress to full project management.

“While many companies offer ‘EV solutions’ to leaseholders, managing agents and freeholders, this is usually restricted to selling a particular brand of charging unit as opposed to providing an end-to-end bespoke solution.”

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