The popularity of electric vehicles is showing no signs of slowing. In fact, the number of electric vehicles used globally grew from 1.2 million in 2016 to 11.3 million in 2021! As this number is sure to increase, it is more critical than ever to install commercial vehicle charging stations at your business.
Here, the experts at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric explain everything you need to know about installing a vehicle charging station.
As we see more and more electric cars on the road, it is crucial that businesses can supply their customers with charging stations. While there are several benefits to EV stations, you must first know the different types.
This is your most basic charging station. It is commonly seen in a personal residence. Due to its 120-volt, single-phase AC power outlet, it can take upwards of 20 hours to charge a single car fully. However, it is the least expensive of the three levels.
This is the most popular choice for business owners. Unlike Level 1, Level 2 operates on a 240 or 208-volt capacity. With a higher voltage, it can charge a vehicle up to seven times faster than Level 1. It can fully charge a car in just a few hours.
This commercially available charger is the most powerful. Level 3 chargers operate on a 480-volt capacity. In merely half an hour, a vehicle will have around 80% charge. While they are the most powerful option, they are also the most expensive to install.
While there are several benefits to installing a charging station at your business, it also takes incredible planning and coordination. The steps you must take include:
The first thing you should do is consider the best place to install the station. After contacting Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, our expert technicians will visit your site to analyze the area. We will determine factors such as ease of access, lighting, and security, and if you need additional electrical infrastructure.
Once our experts conduct their site analysis but before installation begins, we will develop a solid plan of action. Here, we discuss critical aspects such as electrical distribution, timeline, construction needs, and pricing. If you have any questions or concerns about the plan, now is the time to bring them up.
Depending on the level and number of charging stations you want to install, it can become very expensive very quickly. One way installation can become more cost-effective is by applying for incentives and rebates. Along with the federal tax credit, you may be eligible for other incentives depending on your type of business, your county, and the number and level of stations.
Once all the decisions and preparations have been made, it’s time for the final installation! Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric is here to take care of the rest. Our team will safely and expertly install your charging stations. After installation and cleanup are complete, our experts will work with you so you have a great understanding of how the charging station works!
No matter the type or number of charging stations you are installing, it is crucial to hire expert electricians – such as those at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric. One of the best reasons to hire a professional is that they will complete the job safely while also following all of Florida’s guidelines.
Since 1984, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has been providing South Florida with quality services you can trust. As more people are switching to electric vehicles, it is more critical than ever to adapt to their needs. If you have any questions about our commercial charging station installation, call us today at 1-800-475-1504 today!
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