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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Ring enters EV market with new product launch

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Ring Automotive has entered the electric vehicle (EV) market with the launch of its new EV and PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) cables range to give motorists the power to drive their future.

Driving has been revolutionised thanks to the introduction of electric vehicles. Ring has identified the need for charging cable products to offer motorists more options and choice when it comes to charging their electric vehicles.

Ring’s new EV cables connect to all Type 2 charge points which are standard across UK and Europe. The range includes both Type 1 and Type 2 sockets to charge those vehicles with Type 1 or Type 2 plug sockets, ensuring complete coverage across the market (except for Tesla models).

The market is changing, and Ring’s mission is to adapt its product portfolio to meet the needs of the ever-growing changes in demand. 2030 signals the end of internal combustion engine (ICE) sales in line with legislation – this is 2035 for hybrid vehicle sales. And with the government investing £1.8 billion into infrastructure to create the ‘green revolution’, brands and motorists need to get on board with these changes – and fast.

In 2020 the market saw a 53% increase in hybrid and electric vehicle sales, which led to an additional 164,000 electric cars on UK roads. These figures are set to increase, as EVs become more and more affordable.

It’s not only passenger cars that are getting the EV makeover, as trade and fleets are getting on board too. For example, British Gas has recently announced all its vehicles will be electric by 2025.

Ring’s new EV cables range is made up of five products including RCC11605, RCC13205, for Type 1 EVs and RCC21605, RCC23205, RCC23P05, for Type 2 EVs.

In the Type 1 cable category, Ring offers 16A and 32A charging cables. A 16A set of cables are considered slow charge, while the 32A set of cables will charge at a much faster rate.

In the Type 2 cable category, Ring again offers 16A and 32A cables for slow and fast charging. However, the RCC23P05 is designed to work with three-phase power supply for rapid charging. The maximum charging speed of electric cars vary, and therefore, before purchasing a three-phase charging cable, the car's highest possible charging speed capacity needs to be checked.

If the EV has a Type 1 charging connection, it will only work with single phase power supply.

All the cables in the range are five metres in length to reach any charge position on the vehicle from the charge station. They come with a dust cap to prevent dirt and water ingress and have IP65 waterproof rating, meaning they are fully protected from splashing.

The cables also meet IK10 impact resistance, meaning they can be driven over and will withstand day-to-day rough use, such as being walked over or dragged along the floor.

All the cables come with a protective storage case to make tidying away easy, but also prevent damage from being left on the boot of a car.

Each cable is TUV CE and UKCA certified.

Discover more about Ring’s latest EV cables range here.