Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Installers
The electric vehicle industry is growing and it is growing fast! Just as a reference, by 2030 it is expected that over 18 million EVs will be on the roads only in the U.S. However, to deploy such a large number of EVs in this country, there must be an electrical infrastructure that supports the development of this industry.
Other regions, such as Europe, are more densely populated and have a smaller territory than the U.S, however, by 2021 there were nearly 1.3 million charging points installed across Europe while in the US there were only 0.3 million. This means a lot of work needs to be done. This is why EV charger contractors will become an essential part of this industry.
EV charging stations installation contractors are companies licensed to install of EV charging stations. EV charging electrical installers make sure that these stations comply with state and federal laws as well as with corresponding electric code standards like the National Electric Code. Although there are established standards, ensuring that the selected contractor has experience installing the type or level of EV charger that you need is a good tip to keep in mind for the successful development of a project. But, what exactly can EV charger intallers help you with?
What Do EV Charging Station Installers Do?
EV charging electrical installers handle all the installation and maintenance procedures for EV stations. They carry the project development starting from the design phase, passing through procurement and construction of the system. To install an EV station, the electrical contractor needs to provide any or all of the following services:
- Perform Site Survey Analysis: Assess the existing electrical infrastructure including electrical service capacity and availability for more power from the utility.
- Local Permits: Apply for the necessary paperwork to expand the utility service capacity or to apply for federal, state, or local utility incentives and permits.
- Procurement: Purchase the required equipment (breakers, wires, EVSE, panels, etc)
- Cable Trenching: Analyze cable trenching from the sub-panel or main panel source to the charging station locations.
- Electrical Installation Work: Including conduit, pipes and wiring running. Also adding necessary protection devices.
- Main Panel Upgrades: Upgrade the main panel board rating and capacity to add extra circuit branches for EV charging stations.
- Mounting Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
- EVSE Commissioning
- Perform Final Inspection
- Provide Support and Maintenance
The Benefits of Working with EV Charging Station Installers
Working with certified EV charger installers has its rewards as we can see below.