An EV charging partner plays a key role in all aspects of your project. They can provide technical advice and help get local stakeholders on the same page. Knowing which partners make sense for your EV infrastructure project takes knowing what each one can bring to the table.
Potential EV Infrastructure Partnerships
Here’s a look at some common EV infrastructure partnerships so you can get a better idea of what each one has to offer.
Statewide and Multistate Partners
Statewide and multistate EV charging partners include transportation agencies, and organizations working towards creating EV corridors. State energy and environmental agencies are other potential partners. You may also want to consider bringing multistate agencies working on climate change initiatives on board. These partners can help identify stakeholders in your area and provide additional funding and technical assistance.
Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Tribes and tribal organizations can also provide technical assistance and funding for your EV infrastructure project. However, you want to partner with tribal organizations that are working on climate change initiatives that also include transitioning to electric transportation.
When reviewing potential EV charging infrastructure partners, we suggest having at least a basic plan. In our blog, EV Charging Infrastructure – Developing a Plan, we take a look at available charging equipment, procuring and installing the infrastructure, as well as hidden costs you need to be aware of.
Local and Regional Planning Partners
The Clean Cities coalitions often make great EV infrastructure planning partners. These local and regional planning partners can help rural communities get their projects up and running. Some partnerships to look into include tribal organizations, along with state and local planning and development agencies. These groups can help with broader EV transportation planning efforts and can also provide additional funding.
Electric and tribal utilities should always be included in your EV infrastructure partnerships. Along with providing technical support and connecting the charging stations to the electrical grid, they can even take over some or all of the installation responsibilities. This alone can make your EV infrastructure project seem less daunting. If you are planning a more extensive installation, your utility provider becomes an essential partner. This partnership is necessary to ensure the electrical supply is adequate for the chargers. The utility will also recommend any necessary upgrades.
Your charging network can take over ownership, operational responsibilities, and maintenance for your charging stations, reducing the amount of time, money, and effort needed on your part. This partnership can also ensure you stay current on the latest technical advances.
Partnering with site hosts can expand your planned EV charging network. Some site hosts may lack the space for the necessary infrastructure. Some examples of potential partners include local businesses, tourist destinations, municipal and community sites, along with workplaces, facilities, and Tribal lands.
Learn More About Potential EV Infrastructure Partnerships in Your Area
Are you interested in learning more about potential EV charging partners in your area? Contact Apogee Charging Solutions. We can help identify and place you in contact with key players that can help you advance and meet your EV infrastructure goals. Contact us today to learn more by calling 484-816-2076, emailing [email protected], or schedule a call that fits your need by clicking the button below.