You have an EV. It's parked for 8 hours at work. Wouldn't that be a great opportunity to recharge? Now we're talking.
Workplace charging is an important feature for EV owners since their vehicles can charge, or “fill up,” while being parked at work. Multiple groups benefit from workplace charging including employees, employers, and the surrounding community.
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EV Infrastructure Costs and Considerations
Charging Level: Cost varies based upon the level of charger installed (level 1: 2-5 miles per hour; level 2: 10-20 miles per hour; DC Fast: 60-80 miles per 20 minutes of charge)
EVSE Features: Smart chargers with additional tracking and data features cost more than simple chargers not connected to a network
Location Selection: Strategic placement of stations will minimize trenching costs at install
Plan Ahead: Plan to include EV infrastructure in new workplace construction to reduce the additional costs of retrofitting an area to get EVSE after the building is completed
Talk with Your Local Utility: Avoid peak and premium electricity charges by discussing with your utility on best locations to install EVSE at your building or property to align best with your existing electricity use
Visibility & Signage: The better the visibility, the more likely the stations will be used
Operation and Maintenance: Facilities can manage their own stations or hire a third party EVSE to manage and maintain the stations
Consider gauging employee interest as well to evaluate the actual demand for workplace charging for your employees. A sample survey is available on the AFDC here.