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The solution to inherited charge points

AS LEASEHOLD AND EV SPECIALISTS, WE UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES YOU FACE

Developers are obligated to furnish car parks with EV chargers- great news for eco-centric residents and our precious planet. However, developers are under no obligation to arrange for ongoing safety checks or to provide any information of the EV infrastructure to the incoming property manager.

 

Consequently, numerous property managers find themselves unsure and in the dark, dealing with un-commissioned and neglected chargers. These unmaintained chargers could potentially lead to escalated electricity bills for the block without any clear sense of accountability and risk to the residents and visitors.

 

 

As multi-manufacturer-approved specialists, we offer help to all parties involved.

PROPERTY MANAGERS AND DEVELOPERS ALIKE

For property managers who have already inherited a block, we can determine which chargers you’re working with, make sure they’re installed correctly and put individual billing procedures in place. We can then maintain your chargers and be on hand for any emergencies- problem solved.

 

For developers, we can assist you during the handover process to ensure the safety and financial wellbeing of future residents. You can rest easy knowing that the chargers will be safe to use, and that maintenance and billing will be taken care of.

What We Do

Since its launch in 2019, Future Fuel Solutions has become a driving force within the electric vehicle charging community; we were the first independent EV consultancy service available to the leasehold sector in the southeast… delivering innovative, intelligent solutions for the residential block sector, and dedicated to providing a complete turnkey service.

We offer a fully independent handholding service, dedicated to helping you from the beginning of your transition all the way to the end…

Inform you of government and company news.

Understand your needs and offer expert advice.

Guide you through the OZEV funding process.

Design and Plan your infrastructure for you.

Advise you on the most appropriate solution.

Install your smart EV charge points and cabling system.

Maintain and Service your chargers and upkeep high standards.

Help you in your transition to a more sustainable lifestyle.

WHY US?

Our high-value, turnkey service offers property managers all that they need…

Independent EV and Leasehold Specialists

Ahead of the Game Since 2019

Fully trained in-house engineers

MULTI-AWARD WINNING

Multi-Manufacturer Approved

Multi-Award Winners

OZEV Approved

24/7 SUPPORT

As EV specialists who are constantly ahead, we’re already providing support to major developers and property management companies. With extensive knowledge of the leasehold and block management sector, we are the connection you need.

WHY US?

Our high-value, turnkey service offers property managers all that they need…

Independent EV and Leasehold Specialists

Ahead of the Game Since 2019

Fully trained in-house engineers

Multi-Manufacturer Approved

Multi-Award Winners

OZEV Approved

As EV specialists who are constantly ahead, we’re already providing support to major developers and property management companies. With extensive knowledge of the leasehold and block management sector, we are the connection you need.

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Keep Up To Date

As knowledge leaders and OZEV-approved installers, we are a conduit for news and updates, continuing to share our expansive knowledge on EV charging.

As of 2022, Future Fuel has made more than 40 presentations at live events – and given more than 100 online to passionate property managers explaining the benefits of preparing blocks for EV uptake.

From government updates and company news to industry knowledge – we’ve got you covered.

We want YOU to take advantage of everything we have to offer

Click below to take advantage of our FREE guides to help you through the EV transition…

How The Process Works

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A Conversation

Let’s start with a brief telephone conversation to find out a little about the block and your enquiry.

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Canvas The Residents

Next, we suggest you furnish all residents with a simple questionnaire, supplied by us, that will provide data on the residents’ considerations for moving over to EV. We’ll ask questions such as: Do you own an EV? Are you thinking of moving to an EV? Next Year? In three Years? This information is vital to great planning.

Data Returned

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Once the questionnaires have been returned, our team will process the data and build the optimum design proposal for delivering an EV charging solution that meets the current demands of the block as well as supporting a vision for the future.

Stage One Proposal

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Next, we create and provide a FREE draft proposal with design documents, alongside a quantified estimate for you and your residents to review.

Let's Discuss

We then arrange for a video conference with any interested parties to review the documents together and address any immediate questions and queries.

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Progress

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Following on from the video call, it’s now time to decide if you wish us to carry out a site survey and intrusive reporting. This stage is chargeable from as little as £20 per day.

Intrusive Survey

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An intrusive site survey that includes:

• Detailed surveying and quantifying
• Load testing and spare capacity analysis
• Electrical distribution reporting
• Feasibility study
• Site access or pre-contact planning exercise

We’ll then provide you with:

• A detailed design with planning and drawings
• A full scope of works with an itemised and quantified estimate
• A storyboard of delivery to meet the blocks demand requirements

These documents can be shared with third parties to provide a comparison estimate, meeting requirements of the block lease and Section-20 legislation. We then hope to be awarded the scheme and will reimburse any stage two associated costs from the final system delivery sum.

Funding

We will prepare all documents ready to file with OZEV for funding options.

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Installation

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Our installation team will deliver a first-class system on time and without any fuss to you or the block’s residents. We arrange everything in-house including H&S and Welfare, Risk & Method, logistics, arrangement of planning, delivery, installation, testing and handover. Our electrical engineers are directly employed by Future Group, are fully vetted, insured and qualified to the latest standards.

Billing & Management

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Billing management and platform developments are landing in the industry daily. We’ll make sure your site uses the latest, optimum solutions, all tailored to your block’s needs.

Warranty

All our solutions are covered by our 5-year parts and labour warranty for total peace of mind.

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Training & Aftercare

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Chargers are high-powered pieces of equipment so maintenance and testing are paramount to confirm they are safe for continued use. We offer service visits that include testing, cleaning, overhauling and compliance testing; issuing certificate of compliance, confirming your block and its residents are safe. Training can be provided onsite or remotely using our handy video tutorial.

THE PROBLEM WE’RE SOLVING

As go-to specialists for developers and property managers across the southeast, we continue to identify risk.

Billing & management

Charger security

Maintenance & compliance

On-boarding

Forward-thinking developers and property managers alike need a third party to bridge this gap- that’s us.

HOW WE’RE SOLVING IT

We can either lend a hand to developers before they hand over to management, or we can come in once the site has been taken over and support property managers from there on out.

 

With EV Connect, you can be assured of 24/7 support, scheduled servicing, and reactive repairs. We never subcontract and are knowledge-leaders in the leasehold and EV charging arenas.

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ON SITE SURVEY

If we can’t get the info we need remotely, we’ll carry out an intrusive on-site survey.

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INFORMATION SHARING

Once we know what you’re working with, we’ll let you know and give you a plan.

ONBOARDING

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Once you’re happy with our proposals, we’ll get you ready to take the first steps.

SAFETY CHECK

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Priority number one is safety- for you and your residents. One of our in-house engineers will visit to carry out a full safety check.

COMISSIONING

We work with several platforms (including our own Future Tap) to provide the most suitable billing solution for your block.

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MAINTENANCE

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Once your chargers are approved and commissioned for use, our PPM agreement will keep things ticking over.

BREAKDOWNS

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We will continue to be on hand for call outs in the event of breakdowns or technical issues.

EMERGENCIES

In the unlikely event of an emergency issue with your charge points, give us a call and we’ll be there.

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BILLING ISSUES

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Your residents can speak directly to your billing platform provider, so take that off your list!

Save money and lay the foundations

Future-Proof Your Site

We can install both active and passive points. This means that while we are installing designated charge points, we can future-proof your site by laying the cabling for parking bays so you’re ready to install a charge point in the future, without secondary disruption.

ACTIVE CHARGE POINT

ACTIVE CHARGE POINT

PASSIVE CHARGE POINT

PASSIVE CHARGE POINT

Save money and lay the foundations

THE FUNDAMENTALS

Unmaintained chargers could potentially lead to escalated electricity bills for the block without any clear sense of accountability and risk to the residents and visitors.

ACTIVE CHARGE POINT

ACTIVE CHARGE POINT

PASSIVE CHARGE POINT

PASSIVE CHARGE POINT

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR OZEV EV FUNDING?

As OZEV-Approved installers, we can apply for and secure funding on your behalf. It is important to understand the different grants and how you can take advantage…

EV INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT

This grant is for those who are seeking funding to install an electric vehicle charge point infrastructure in the residential car parks of rental and leasehold properties. You can receive up to 30 grants per financial year and can secure up to a maximum of £30,000.

WORKPLACE CHARGING SCHEME (WCS)

This voucher-based scheme provides eligible applicants with support for the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV charge points.

This grant is open to businesses, charities, and public sector organisations.

The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV charge points (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of £350 per socket and 40 sockets across all sites per applicant

EV CHARGEPOINT GRANT FOR FLAT OWNER-OCCUPIERS AND PEOPLE LIVING IN RENTED PROPERTIES

This scheme has replaced the EVHS and is open to homeowners who live in flats as well as people in rental accommodation.
The grant covers up to 75% of the cost to buy and install a charge point socket, up to £350 per grant.

Flexibility to offer optimum solutions

Independent Approved Installers

We are approved installers for many of the leading EV charging manufacturers, giving us the flexibility to offer the optimum solution for your facility without being product-led. Below are some of our partners that we work with.

Easee One is intelligent and adapts to all electric vehicles, power supplies and mains. 

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Wallbox create smart charging systems that combine cutting-edge technology with outstanding design.

Charging points for all the major automotive brands including Audi & Nissan.

Rolec is a leading specialist in the design, manufacture, and installation of outdoor utility equipment.

Easee One is intelligent and adapts to all electric vehicles, power supplies and mains. 

Wallbox create smart charging systems that combine cutting-edge technology with outstanding design.

Charging points for all the major automotive brands including Audi & Nissan.

Rolec is a leading specialist in the design, manufacture, and installation of outdoor utility equipment.

How does the block recover funds?

We work with the leading billing and management platforms offering simplified, automated billing and management solutions. As independent suppliers, we will guide you to the perfect system for your development.

At our core, we make EV charging simple, accessible and reliable. And we are laying the ground for a scalable and sustainable EV infrastructure.

Tap Electric connects chargers to drivers and handles the payment at no cost to owners. Tap’s focus on driver experience and fair pricing sets us apart.

We have the UK’s only EV charging solution which allows fleet vehicles to be charged at home and on the road, resulting in one simple bill for the fleet owner.