If you have recently purchased a hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) or own or manage a business, there will be a time very soon when you will need to install a charging station. There are several steps involved with installing an EV charging station.
One of the most important parts of installing an electric vehicle charging station is finding the right location for it. For a home charging station, this is easy. Install it where you park the vehicle. For a business, this can be complicated because you have to consider several other factors:
- How many employees or customers have an EV
- A location where to construct the EV charging station
- How many vehicles can be charged at one time
- Does the location have an adequate power infrastructure in place to support the EV charging station(s) to be installed? Or does the power infrastructure require an upgrade to handle the workload?
- Is the location well-lit and secure?
A reputable team of EV charging station installers takes time to review the infrastructure that will support the charging station. In addition to reviewing the power infrastructure, the team may determine if any construction, concrete work, or excavation needs to happen within and around the charging station site.
Obtaining Permits and Inspections (if applicable)
The EV charging station team will work with local officials and agencies to line up the proper permits and inspections for the construction of the charging station.
There are many city, state, and Federal incentives and rebates available for customers who install green energy infrastructure. These can be tax breaks, utility company rebates, and local and state credits. These vary from location to location. Be sure to work with an experienced electric vehicle charging station installer to help apply for all the rebates you qualify for.
This stage of the process may involve some excavation, running electrical cables to buildings, building the infrastructure surrounding the EV charging station, such as a charging bay, light poles, landscaping, and much more.
Looking for an Experienced Electric Charging Station Installer?
Then look no further. Tri-State Electrical is one of the premier electric charging station installers in the Southestern US. For more information or to get a quote for an EV charging station installation, call (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.