According to the US Department of Energy December 2014 evaluation of EV Charging Station study:
- The electric power industry expects a 400% growth in annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles by 2023. As a result, future infrastructure changes will be needed to handle large vehicle charging loads.
- The U.S. Department of Energy and the electricity industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Investment Grant projects to modernize the electric grid.
- The major finding of the study was that there are relatively few plug-in electric chargers on the road today which presents a tremendous growth opportunity.
- Faster chargers require more expertise to install in homes and public stations, installing a 240-volt charging station, which typically charges 3-5 times as fast as a charger using a standard 120-volt outlet, requires a licensed electrician and occasionally service upgrades.
- Public charging station installation had high costs and required substantial coordination with equipment vendors, installers, and host organizations to address construction, safety, and code requirements.
- Our EV team recognizes that many drivers today do most of their charging at home, but many others still require access to a robust nationwide charging station network before even considering the purchase of an electric vehicle.
Studies show that there are seven main barriers to rapid growth of charging stations and infrastructure:
- The actual charging station hardware,
- Other hardware and materials,
- Electrician training, experience, and other labor,
- Mobilization, identification, demand, confirmation of type
- Coordination among car dealerships, drivers, agencies and municipalities
- Engineering Permitting.
- KWH Monitoring
Our EV team has created a business model that addresses all of these issues.
Our Turnkey Solutions and Project Management provide EV Charging Station & EVSE infrastructure implementation for:
- States, Cities, Municipalities, including Airports, Train Stations, School Districts and Universities
- Residential Home Owners
- Home Owner Associations (HOAs)
- Association of Apartment Owners (AOAOs) and Multi-Unit Dwelling Communities
- Shopping Centers, Retailers, Franchisees
- Retail and Commercial Parking, Parking Garages
- Rental Car Companies
- Auto-Fleet Organizations, including Limousines, Taxicabs and Shuttle Service Companies