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So let’s talk about a company EV charge station. For the cost to maintain 10 EV charge station spots per year accounts for less than 4 percent of a large commercial building’s energy spend. That’s utilizing real estate.

Disproportionate Amount of Corporate EV charge stations needed

Recent reports suggest that electric-vehicle users are frustrated by the disproportionate car-to-charging-station ratio.With one charging station for every 10 electric vehicles, electric-vehicle (EV) drivers are often trapped in vicious competition, vying for the highly coveted spaces. Nowhere is the competitive tension felt more intensely than in company lots. Especially where EV drivers often remain parked much longer than needed to fully charge. I mean or worse, where gas-powered car drivers take the plug-in spots.


With more and more drivers investing in electric vehicles oh boy. For the problem will only intensify.

Sales of EV vehicles further increasing gap of charge station spots across the Country. 

Global sales of electric vehicles are forecasted to hit 430,000 by close of 2015. Thereby marking a 40 percent increase from last year. Most surprisingly, also an astounding 856 percent increase since 2011.

To accommodate the booming market and EV-driving employees, many companies are preparing or considering adding more charging stations to their lots. With Walmart teaming up with Electrify America and VW group is smart.

Now look, while this may sound like a hassle, it’s truly not. It’s more an imperative in today’s increasingly energy-conscious world. For it entails an easier transition. One that many might expect.

Companies Encouraged to Install Charging Stations

So companies are strongly encouraged by the government to implement more EV-charging stations. In addition, companies that offer chargers allow EV owners to double their vehicles’ all-electric daily commuting range.

EV Everywhere Grand Challenge

This is part of President Obama’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge. Its one aims to make this a reality by encouraging employers to provide plug-in EV (PEV) charging access. Especially at their worksites. Should the challenge be successful, the number of American employers offering workplace charging could increase. That’s by tenfold in the next five years.Company EV charge station

Participating companies will not only enhance their corporate sustainability efforts. It also contributes to a building’s LEED Certification. Furthermore, it reduces emissions from employee commutes. Also, they can also leverage EV-charging stations to recruit and retain top talent.

EV-charging stations may signal to prospective employees a company’s innovation and dedication to employees. Thereby attracting a wider pool of candidates.  

Resistant at First. More over Time

Over time, it seems that EV-charging stations are on an inevitable rise. However, in the short term, businesses may be still be hesitant about associated costs. What may come as a surprise is that charging-station implementation will hardly make a dent in most companies’ overall energy spend.

For the entire story by Indran Ratnathicam, December 09, 2015, Greentechmedia

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