According to a Kelly Blue Book report, EV sales are increasing. With the number of employees driving electric vehicles, workplaces are facing pressure to install EV charging stations. If you are still on the fence over whether workplace charging is a good decision. Here are some of the benefits you can see by offering workplace EV charging.
Benefits of Workplace EV Charging
Use Load Balancing to Reduce Energy and Infrastructure Costs
Instead of installing unmanaged networks that often require expensive and extensive electrical upgrades, a load balancing EV charging system can help lower energy and infrastructure costs. This can help clear one roadblock employers often face when employees are asking for workplace charging.
A load balancing system is a great option for larger scale installations with multiple charging stations.
Improve Employee Productivity
Employees are often more productive when they can charge their EVs at work. They are not worried about finding a public charger on their way home. Employees also don’t need to spend their lunch breaks charging their EVs.
You may not even need to add more chargers to keep all of your employees happy. Using intelligent software can maximize charging station availability ensuring everyone has a chance to charge their EVs.
Use Daytime Charging to Support Sustainability and Grid Resiliency
Providing employees with workplace charging demonstrates your commitment to sustainability by helping to reduce carbon emissions. When you encourage employees to charge their vehicles during the day, you are also helping to protect the electrical grid.
With more drivers charging their vehicles overnight at home, some grids can be strained close to their breaking points. Daytime charging helps to relieve grid stress. You can take your sustainability approach a step further and take advantage of renewable energy sources like solar power. A PV (photovoltaic) system uses solar energy to power your EV charging network, further reducing grid stress, and improving its resiliency.
Apogee Charging Solutions offers one of the most advanced EV charging operating systems on the market today. No matter your organization’s needs, size, or footprint, our operating system can be customized to fit your unique needs.
Reduce Scope 1 Emissions and Be Ready for Fleet Electrification
If your organization runs fleets, installing EV chargers is a step toward fleet electrification. Transitioning to an electric fleet shows you are environmentally responsible and committed to reducing Scope 1 emissions.
Attract and Retain Talent
Employees look for companies that are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment. As per findings from a Deloitte report, millennials express significant concern about climate change and environmental protection, ranking it among their top priorities. A notable 44% of individuals in this demographic indicate a willingness to switch jobs if the values of a potential employer align with their own. By offering workplace electric vehicle (EV) charging, a company demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, signaling a shared value for environmental responsibility.
Improve Customer Loyalty
In 2017, Forbes reported that 87% of consumers generally view companies more favorably when they actively support social or environmental causes. Additionally, 88% of consumers are inclined to exhibit loyalty to such businesses compared to competitors that are less environmentally conscious.
By offering EV charging at the workplace, you are showing consumers you share the same values.
Boost Customer Traffic by Putting Your Business on the Map
With networked chargers, your stations are on the map. Consumers searching for a charging station are directed to your business. While their vehicle is charging, they often spend the time visiting the establishment. Whether you are running a gas station, restaurant, or retail store, your EV chargers can help your business grow.
Increase Your Operational Savings
With an electric fleet, your business will see savings in terms of fuel, maintenance, and repair costs. Reducing your carbon emissions can also result in tax credits which equal additional operational savings.
While the upfront cost associated with EV charger purchase and installation can be off-putting, the combination of financial incentives and overall savings will quickly add up.
If your organization is looking into incentives and rebates for EV chargers and EV charging infrastructure, contact our affiliated company, Incentive Rebate360 for more information. They will maximize your rebate recovery.
Add a New Revenue Stream
Workplace charging can also be an additional revenue stream for your business. You can let employees charge their vehicles for free and assess customers at a flat rate or per kilowatt used.
Most networked charging systems offer flexible payment options, allowing you to set charging rates.
Talk to Us About Offering Workplace EV Charging
With all of the benefits associated with workplace charging, it only makes sense to install a few units at your business. From the planning and design stages to purchasing and installation, Apogee Charging Solutions will be with you every step of the way. To speak with an Apogee Charging Solutions expert about workplace EV charging, call 484-816-2076, email [email protected], or you can schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.