Workplace EV Charging Stations
EV adoption continues to grow across the country with more electric vehicle models available and with more charging stations installations. Estimations consider a growth of nearly 25% annually in electric car sales according to research. Nevertheless, one of the major setbacks in the widespread adoption of EVs (besides price) is the availability of multiple charging stations.
EV owners need to charge their vehicles fast and need to have multiple stations nearby to avoid worrying about their battery charge status daily. One of the players who will play a very important role in this matter will be the workplace charging points.
Workplace charging stations have often been considered in second priority just after home EV charging. Indeed, the place where EV owners spend more time after home is at work. Data shows that most EV owners are below their 40s and earn more than $75,000 annually. This trend is expected to continue for the next decade and likely reducing the average earning amount required to purchase an EV. In other words, if you have or aim to have young employees who get paid these amounts annually, then it means they will likely have an EV and will likely enjoy having a workplace EV charging station.
The most benefited from having workplace EV chargers are naturally the employees since they can conveniently charge their vehicle while working. However, employers can also benefit from a workplace EV charger installation as can be seen in the following section.
Perks of Installing EV Workplace Charging Stations
Employee Recruitment and Retention
Increase Employee Productivity
Increased Property Value
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Cyber EV Charger CSE1, Level 2 commercial electric vehicle charger
Dual CSE1 Cyber EV chargers, pedestal mounted
What Does RFID Mean? What is it Used for at Workplaces?
RFID means Radio-Frequency Identification. This technology is already widely applied in multiple applications to enable user authentication by the use of RFID cards or keys. Smart Level 2 EV chargers such as the Cyber Switching CSE1 integrate RFID technology that allow you to limit and control who can access the EV charger.
If you are performing a workplace EV charger installation, then you will probably want that only you and your employees have access to this EVSE. By using a RFID card, you can do this and enable user authentication valid only for authorized personnel.
What Types of EV Chargers are Available in the Market?
There are three types of EV chargers available in the market:
- Type 1 EV chargers: Used in residential applications. Have a low power rating between 1-2kW.
- Level 3 EV chargers or DC Fast Charging stations: The most powerful (over 25kW) and faster chargers available. Their power requirement size and high capital costs, make them unsuitable for workplaces.
- Level 2 EV charging stations: Commonly used in commercial and also residential applications due to their higher power ratings (3-20kW) and average installation costs. The best choice for workplace EV charging stations
How Does the User Know When the EV is Completely Charged?
A driver will get a notification via AmpUp mobile app about it. Also, The CSE1 EV charging station has a multi-colored LED charging status indicator which gives a reference of the charging status for the EVSE. When the vehicle is connected, a flashing green light will be seen, after the car has been completely charged, the green light will be constant.