As more drivers make the switch to electric vehicles, it may be worth it for you to install a commercial EV charging station at your business. You can offer this as a free or paid service. EV charging stations are a great way to provide support to your employees who choose to drive electric vehicles and are a great way to support your customers that drive electronic vehicles as well. Here's what you should know about EV charger installation.
The Biggest Cost Is the Installation
With an EV charging station, most of the money you invest in your charging station will be associated with the installation costs. After the EV station is installed, you are not going to have a lot of maintenance costs. Unlike a gas station, for example, you are not going to have a lot of costs that come with running the EV charging station.
The Factors That Impact Installation Cost
Next, it is important to understand the factors that are going to impact the installation cost. First, you need to have an electrical service at the site location. If you don't have electrical service at the site, you are going to need to set-up an electrical service.
You are going to have to obtain permits for the project from your local building department. You are going to need to pay for the materials and labor for the installation.
Ways to Reduce Costs
With the installation of an EV charging station, there are lots of ways that you can reduce costs as well. There are EV charging station rebates and grants that are offered at the local, city, and state levels, which can help reduce the cost of installing an EV charging station.
Different Types of Charging Stations
Finally, you need to choose the type of charging station you want to install. There are different levels of charging stations.
A Level 1 charging station is the slowest type of charging station, but this type of charging station works while plugged into a 110V outlet. A Level II charging station offers fasting charging capabilities, but it needs to be plugged into at least a 240 V outlet.
The fastest type of charging is Level 3. Level 3 charging stations don't work on all vehicles, so that is why it a Level 2 charging station is often the best way to go.
When it comes to installing a EV charging station on your commercial property, you need to decide what level of charging station you want to install. You need to look into grants and rebates that are offered for EV charging stations. You need to find someone to install the station and get the right permits.
For more information on EV charger installation, contact a local electrical company such as Shocking Difference LLC.