How to Prepare your Business

Are you interested in installing electric vehicle chargers at your building or place of business? Adding Level 3 charging can attract new business or provide an incentive to employees while showing your corporate social responsibility. Level 3 chargers provide 60 – 80 miles of range in 20 minutes. Installation typically ranges from $30,000 – $75,000.

EV Charging Safety

  • Cord Management
  • Prevent charging cord damage by keeping the cord on its holder and tucking away excess length while charging
  • Reporting Damage
  • Report any charging cord damage to appropriate personnel
  • Tested Charging Equipment
  • Ensure charging equipment has been rated and listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory such as UL, CSA, or ETL

EV Charging Etiquette

  • Time Limits – Establish time limits on chargers to ensure efficient use of chargers. Remind users of time limits
  • Multiple Users – Prohibit users from disconnecting other users’ electric vehicles. Establish a protocol for users who pass their allotted time on a charger
  • Improper Use – Remind users of the importance of charging safely. Ensure users store charging cord properly by providing signage for proper storage

Electric Vehicle Level 3 Connectors

  • Type: CSS
    • Vehicle Makes: GM, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo
  • Type: CHAdeMO
    • Vehicle Makes / Models: Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Type: TESLA
    • Vehicle Makes: Tesla

Charge to Charge?

  • Payment and payment methods are decided by the charging station owner
  • Requirement payment may help recover equipment and usage cost
  • Options include: charge per kWh used, time parked, or a flat fee