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Are you looking to have chargers installed at your business for employees and/or public?

More and more businesses are installing Level 2 chargers for their employees and customers. Some businesses may allow EV drivers to charge for free while others require a small payment.

Commercial Installation Basics

  • The price range for networked, commercial Level 2 chargers (7.2kWh/240V/20A/) is between $1,500 and $3,000 per unit.

  • Wall-mounted unit installation costs range from $500 to $2,000, while ground-mounted (bollard-mounted) units require installation costs ranging from $1,500 to $3,500. Each unit requires a permit.

  • When selecting the installation location for your chargers, it is beneficial to choose central and easily accessible places in proximity to your business to encourage usage.

  • Consider how and where you will advertise your charging station, as well as any promotions for your customers who charge at your station.

  • Take into consideration how and where you will promote your charging station, as well as any customer incentives or promotions for charging at your station.

  • To reach out to the EV community, make sure to register your charging station with PlugShare and other charging-locating websites and apps for effective marketing.

  • Check out the incentives and rebates for commercial charger installations. 

Workplace Charging 

Workplace charging serves as an excellent alternative to home charging for many EV drivers, especially those who cannot charge their vehicles overnight. By utilizing parking lots or garages during the day, the car can conveniently charge and be ready for the commute back home. Workplace charging offers several advantages:


  • It serves as an attractive employee motivator, helping to attract and retain a forward-thinking workforce. 90% of Challenge partners report that their staff expresses satisfaction with their workplace charging program.

  • Workplace charging contributes significantly to corporate sustainability initiatives. Challenge partners collectively save 1.7 million gallons of gasoline and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 million pounds annually.

  • Employers who provide charging facilities showcase progressive leadership and a willingness to embrace advanced technology. 70% of Challenge partners have received third-party recognition for their workplace charging efforts, while 60% have assisted other employers in developing their own workplace charging programs.

  • The Department of Energy (DOE) offers valuable workplace charging information, including a comprehensive handbook.

  • The DOE also provides guidance specifically tailored for workplace charging at federal facilities.


See how much you can save with state and federal incentives!

Multi-Unit Dwelling Charging 

By installing charging stations in multi-unit dwellings like condos or apartments, you can enhance the appeal and retention of residents. Whether you are a property owner, manager, homeowner's association board member, or resident, the AFDC (Alternative Fuels Data Center) offers a comprehensive guide for charging, parking, electrical services, fees, and other relevant information specifically tailored for multi-unit dwellings.


Discover the potential savings you can enjoy through state and federal incentives!

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