As you know, at V2C we value the community we have formed between customers, developers, installers and lovers of electric mobility. That is why we want to give voice and space to members of this community in our blog and thus know their vision and perspective on the sector.
Today we are interviewing Antonio José Pérez, from Mi Cargador de Coche (My Car Charger), an installation company that uses our Trydan for its installations.
- 1 Could you provide a brief introduction about your experience in electric mobility?
- 2 From your perspective, how has the EV market and charging infrastructure evolved in recent years?
- 3 What factors do you consider crucial when choosing electric chargers for installation?
- 4 What type of electrical chargers are most popular with your customers?
- 5 What do you think of Trydan V2C and why is it one of the chargers you install?
- 6 What are the biggest challenges you face when installing an electric charger?
- 7 What is your vision for the future of electric mobility and charging infrastructure?
Could you provide a brief introduction about your experience in electric mobility?
At the end of 2019 my partner Antonio and I founded Mi Cargador de Coche, with the aim of meeting the demand for the installation of electric car chargers in Andalusia. From there, until now, we have grown as a company at great speed and we have acquired a great experience, not only on the street installing, but also training ourselves day by day on the new developments that come from the chargers and on electric mobility, a sector in constant evolution and that I love.
For us, an installation has to end with a satisfied customer and with a gain of experience on our part, which in turn provides you with the tools to offer a good service, which makes it a constant feedback.
From your perspective, how has the EV market and charging infrastructure evolved in recent years?
At the European level, the evolution is positive and growing at a fast pace. We already have an electric car (Tesla Model Y) as the best-selling car in the first quarter of the year in Europe. Unfortunately in Spain we are very slow, with a pure electric car sales share of 4% between January and July this year, while in Romania, a country with a lower per capita income and with a charging infrastructure less than ours, it is 10%.
In terms of charging infrastructure, there are more and more charger models with more and better features. Many of the models on the market are from Spanish manufacturers. The public charging infrastructure in Spain is growing, but it is slowed down by a bureaucratic tangle that causes a charging station to take months or even years to get up and running. This is a major challenge facing the charging infrastructure.
What factors do you consider crucial when choosing electric chargers for installation?
As installers, we pay a lot of attention to chargers that meet our customers’ needs, are reliable, have support and are easy to install. There is no point in a charger being the best looking on the market if it is not practical for the user or the installer.
What type of electrical chargers are most popular with your customers?
The type of chargers we install the most and the most popular among our customers is the domestic wall charger, single-phase, with hose and with which the photovoltaic integration can be carried out.
What do you think of Trydan V2C and why is it one of the chargers you install?
It is not just one of the chargers we install, it is the one we install the most. V2C’s good work means that Trydan is the charger most in demand by our customers, because they know it and because when we show them its features and ease of use, they decide to choose this model.
For us it gives us great peace of mind that in the event of a breakdown we have the support of the brand’s technical service. Another point to highlight is its simple installation and intuitive app, which is easy to learn to use, even for the least tech-savvy user.
What are the biggest challenges you face when installing an electric charger?
The biggest challenge is in communal garages. Many residents’ associations are not willing to adapt to the new reality and are not proactive in investing in a charging infrastructure to bring order to the charging infrastructure of the community, because for now there is space in the meter rooms to install part of the infrastructure that feeds the charger, but there will come a time when there will be no more, which will bring serious problems for the next residents who want to install a charger.
What is your vision for the future of electric mobility and charging infrastructure?
The future for this sector is promising, it is a new reality that we already have in our lives, even if there are those who do not want to see it. More and more chargers are being installed and car manufacturers are launching more electrified models. If they start launching more affordable models that popularise the electric car, then electric mobility will get a big boost and the adoption process will accelerate.
V2C would like to thank Antonio for sharing his valuable perspective and experience with us. His knowledge and dedication in the field of electric mobility is inspiring and fills us with enthusiasm for the future of electric chargers. At V2C we are committed to continue working hand in hand with experts like Antonio to offer state-of-the-art charging solutions and contribute to the sustainable growth of the industry. Did you know My Car Charger?