EV Charging Stations for Local Governments
The transition to a sustainable transportation sector is ongoing and keeps moving towards an electrified and non-fossil fuel based industry. From the Federal government there has been an executive order signed by the White House Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, in which it is detailed the importance of the electric vehicle expansion to meet the energy efficiency and sustainability targets of the nation.
According to what is planned in the executive order, by 2025, 50% of all new executive agency passenger vehicles should be zero emission vehicles (i.e electric vehicles). This will involve planning for the appropriate charging infrastructure that can sustain the development of these vehicles. In other words, having an EV charging for federal and state agencies is not only desirable but also encouraged by the Federal Government.
Installing a Level 2 EV charger such as the Cyber Switching CSE1, will allow your agency, municipality or local government building to be in line with Federal Government policies and targets for sustainability while at the same time offering a valuable asset to your local employees who wish do their part for the environment by purchasing an electric vehicle.
Perks of Installing EV Charging Stations for Local Government
Our Solutions for Federal and State Agencies
What is OCPP?
The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is basically an open-source communication protocol intended to be common software language among networked EV charging stations. An EV charger that is compatible with OCPP will be able to work with any charge management software that complies with OCPP standards. This gives the user the ability to select the desired management software.
Cyber Switching CSE1 is OCPP compliant and is already pre-commissioned with AmpUp software for ease of use.
How Many EV Charging Stations Can Be Installed in a Local Government Building?
There is not a maximum number of CSE1 charging stations that can be installed in any specific building. However, the limit will be dictated by the existing electrical infrastructure and the budge available for the project.
A good way to feed as many EV chargers as possible while maximizing the use of the existing electrical infrastructure is by installing an EVMC. This allows the installer to add up to 4 EV charging stations to the same circuit branch without exceeding amperage limits for the circuit.
Are There Any Incentives To Install an EV Charger?
There are multiple incentives and grants that are offered by Federal and local State programs which can be access through the government website. Public agencies are also eligible in some states for incentives, which can help you purchase EV chargers for your office.